Called to Thank God for Men and Women Religious Celebrating Jubilees

Paul Keggington

May 03, 2010
Consecrated Men and Women Celebrate Vocations

The Church of Green Bay celebrated with Religious Brothers and Sisters marking jubilees in their consecrated lives.

When the Catholic Church of Green Bay gathered on Sunday afternoon, May 2, 2010, this was the first time that  women religious and men religious celebrated together significant years of when they entered or professed vows. And it was a jubilant and blessed occasion!

Bishop David Ricken presided over the liturgy that honored  consecrated brothers and sisters who work in the diocese or who are members of religious orders based in the diocese. These communities were represented:

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Blessed to be invited to lead the music for the day, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity selected meaningful songs of joy and Gospel commitment for the 45 jubilarians celebrating 75, 60, 50 and 25 years of service to God. Novices and professed Sisters formed the choir and played musical instruments.

Some Franciscanized wisdom seems fitting for those of us who hope to fulfill our vocations and celebrate our own significant jubilees one day: “I can’t recall anything in my life that was stagnant or parched. Everyday has been a renewal of blessings and graces.” (Sister Rosalani Gomes, OSF)

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