Women, men religious honored for service

Men and women religious, including those above, gathered Feb. 5 at St. Stephen Martyr Church for the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass. More than sixty sisters and brothers from various communities celebrated milestone jubilees, and all renewed their vows to religious life. (Record Photos by Jessica Able)

Men and women religious, including those above, gathered Feb. 5 at St. Stephen Martyr Church for the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass. More than sixty sisters and brothers from various communities celebrated milestone jubilees, and all renewed their vows to religious life. (Record Photos by Jessica Able)

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer

While many people in the Archdiocese of Louisville were preparing for Super Bowl Sunday festivities, more than 60 women and men religious were recognized their service during the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass Feb. 5 at St. Stephen Martyr Church.

The annual liturgy, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Vocations Office, honored women and men religious who are celebrating 25, 50, 60, 70, 75 and 80 years of consecrated life this year.

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, who presided, told those gathered that the day’s jubilee Mass was an opportunity “to renew our desire to, as St. Paul said, ‘Live Christ Jesus and live Christ crucified.”

The archbishop noted the charisms of the religious communities represented at the Mass and said each of the jubilarians have a hand in keeping alive those special characteristics unique to each religious congregation.

Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph Grace Simpson, left, greeted Sister of Charity of Nazareth Joan Wilson at the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass Feb. 5 held at St. Stephen Martyr Church. Sister Simpson celebrated 60 years of religious life at the liturgy.

Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph Grace Simpson, left, greeted Sister of Charity of Nazareth Joan Wilson at the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass Feb. 5 held at St. Stephen Martyr Church. Sister Simpson celebrated 60 years of religious life at the liturgy.

“When I entered the seminary, I was told that my first couple of months in the seminary would be characterized by ‘first fervor.’ … You couldn’t do enough. There was a burning desire,” he said.

“Well, jubilee celebrations are meant to rekindle that, whatever it was that attracted you to begin with,” he said.

Following the homily, the women and men religious renewed their vows.

The following list of jubilarians includes those who responded to the Archdiocese of Louisville’s invitation to be recognized at the Mass.

80 years

Sister Columba Casey,
O.P.

Sister Paschala Noonan, O.P.

75 years

Sister Lois Dunphy, S.L.

Sister Madeleine Louise MCune, O.P.

Sister Shirley Ann Simmons, O.S.U.

70 years

Sister Ann Bell, O.P.

Sister Antonine Biven, O.S.U.

Sister Theresa Cash,
S.C.N.

Sister Rose Colley, S.L.

Sister Maria Cecilia Emanuelli, S.C.N.

Sister Helen Glidden, S.C.N.

Sister Katharine Hanrahan, S.C.N.

Sister Katherine Ann Heinz, S.L.

Sister Margaret Hohman, S.C.N.

Sister Bernard Hopkins, L.S.P.

Sister Patricia Hummel, S.L.

Sister Ann Frederick Leonard, O.P.

Sister Lorraine Maginot, O.S.U.

Sister Maria del Rey Mangan, O.P.

Sister Charles Francis McOsker, O.P.

Brother Thomas Murphy, C.F.X.

Sister Bernadine Nash, O.S.U.

Brother Daniel O’Brien, C.F.X.

Sister Raymunda Orth, O.S.U.

Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan, O.P.

Sister Miriam Ann Walter, S.C.N.

60 years

Sister Charles Mary Burns, S.C.N.

Brother Daniel Conaghan, C.F.X.

Sister Joan Dunning, O.P.

Sister Bernadine Marie Egleston, O.P.

Sister Thomas Ann Ford, O.P.

Sister Evelyn Fugazzi, S.C.N.

Sister Mary Lee Hansen, O.S.U.

Sister Rose Ann Howard, S.C.N.

Sister Delores Hudson, O.S.U.

Sister Jo Ann Jansing, O.S.U.

Sister Joann Luttrell, O.P.

Sister Catherine Mahady, O.P.

Sister Charles Marie Pilz, L.S.P.

Sister Alicia Ramirez, S.L.

Sister Carol Rogers, S.C.N.

Sister Alberta Schindler, O.P.

Sister Ann Bernadine Shaw, O.P.

Sister Appoline Simard, O.P.

Sister Grace Simpson, O.S.U.M.S.J.

Sister Rita Spalding, S.C.N.

Sister Marie Lourde Steckler, S.L.

Sister Charlene Vogel, O.P.

Sister Elizabeth Wendeln, S.C.N.

Sister Johnette Wiedmar, R.S.M.

50 years

Sister Barbara Bir, O.S.U.

Sister Maureen Courtney, L.S.P

Sister Dorothy Jackson, S.C.N.

Sister Lynn Jarrell, O.S.U.

Sister Shannon Maguire, O.S.U.

Sister Maria Emmanuel Martinez, O.P.

Brother John Monzyk, C.P.

Sister Charlene Moser, O.P.

Sister Maureen O’Neill, O.S.U.M.S.J.

Sister Renee Scheich, R.G.S.

Sister Margaret Willis, S.C.N.

Sister Carolyn Wilson, S.C.N.

25 years

Sister Michelle Grgurich, S.C.N.

Father Saju Vadakumpadan, C.M.I.

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