Congratulations to all Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration celebrating jubilee in 2021!
Class of 1946
Celebrating 75 years as a Catholic sister
Sister Pauline Wittry
Gratitude and praise of the God who loves us fills my heart! God has blessed me as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration and continues to do so. I ask God to bless the many good people who care for us, providing anything we need and even more!
Class of 1951
Celebrating 70 years as Catholic sisters
Sister Marydel Bissen
It is with a grateful heart that I reflect on my 70 years as part of the FSPA community. It has been a time of great joy and many blessings. May God continue to bless the FSPA community, my family and my friends always.
Sister Pat Gordon
I give loving gratitude to my family, my community and to all I serve in my ministries of teaching, administration and spirituality over these awesome 70 years in God’s service. Being privileged to be a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration strengthened me to be a daily witness for the true meaning of Eucharist, thanksgiving. In the spirit of St. Clare, I go forth “with swift pace, light step … joyfully …,” continuing my FSPA journey with hope and love into the unknown future.
Sister Louise Marie Guralski
Overwhelmed with joy, I sing my deep gratitude to our ever-loving God for calling me to FSPA. I am grateful to my loving family, my FSPA sisters and all the people I met wherever I ministered. Yes! I pour out my thanks and love for these diamond 70 years. Thank you, God.
Sister Mary Boniface Kriener
Jubilee time: It is with sincere thanksgiving that I reflect on the grace of God that guided me to become an FSPA. With it came all the blessings, opportunities and experiences for which I am deeply grateful. I’m filled with gratitude for the love and support of my FSPA community and my family over these many years.
Sister Eileen Neumann
It is hard to summarize my life as an FSPA. I am grateful for my 70 years of service. I know that without my experiences as a member of the FSPA, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. I have had my share of connections as well as plenty of good examples to live by. With many good friends and experiences, the way of life with FSPA has been and always will be wonderful. I thank all of you for letting me be a part of your lives too.
Sister Catherine O'Neill
My deep gratitude for and thank you to all who supported me along this journey. These 70 years were to risk much but to gain what was important. The FSPA community and my family enabled me to live life fully while being of service to others. May God reward all of you.
Sister Donna Storms
Coming from Spokane, Washington, I had no idea what a wonderful life I would have as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration. Over my 70 years as an FSPA, I have learned so much and have had such wonderful experiences. I have been truly blessed and I thank God and ask him to continue to bless the FSPA community, my family and my friends.
Sister Margaret Wenzel
I am a cradle Catholic, a cradle FSPA. After attending eighth grade at St. Joseph Catholic School in Stratford, Wisconsin, and having been taught by our sisters at my home parish, I joined the ranks of FSPA. I was impressed by their example and outreach towards those interested in discerning religious life. My high school years were at St. Rose where I enjoyed the music and Mass that fed my vocation daily. I have been blessed that my parents, my parish priest and my nine siblings, especially my sister, Sister Dorothy Wenzel, have had my back. May she rest in peace.
Sister Mary Ann Wiesman
Wow! 70 years as an FSPA. It’s hard to comprehend. There have been so many blessings and opportunities to help others — in the classroom and as a parish visitor. I thank my family and the community for their love and support and am so grateful for the blessings of perpetual adoration.
Class of 1961
Celebrating 60 years as Catholic sisters
Sister Mary Arnoldussen
Deep gratitude fills my heart at this time in my religious life. In 1956, at the age of 14, I was called to leave home to become a Franciscan Sister of Charity. After many years in the community, God surprised me and said, “Move on and join another religious community.” This brought me to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1990. Through more experiences and opportunities in religious life, I am who I am — a person filled with joy and gratitude for the support of my community and family that enabled me to live life while being of service to others.
Sister Sharon Bongiorno
It hardly seems possible that it is time to celebrate our 60th Jubilee! It really doesn’t seem that long ago that I was a young novice in my early 20s, preparing to say “I vow to God Almighty … to live in poverty, celibacy and obedience.” Now through the grace of God and all the loving support of family, friends and community, I look back on a life of many blessings as I served as a teacher and parish minister.
Sister Marcella Marie Dreikosen
Sister Dorothy Ann Kundinger
Thank you, God, for each day you are giving me, and thank you, my FSPA community, for your support.
Sister Jean Ann Rausch
I thank God each day for the gift of my vocation and my family with a prayer each morning, responding to my call with “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.” It has been my goal to be a loving presence as I minister and stir into flame the gifts God gave me. For the last 60 years, I have been blessed with many educational and pastoral experiences supported by my FSPA community, family and friends. For all of this, I am forever grateful.
Sister Marlou Ricke
God called. I answered, opening myself to a whole new vista of life. Myriads of people, experiences and situations shaped me and brought me to this jubilee moment. I give gratitude to God who fills my heart with blessings from my family to my FSPA family and everyone in between and beyond.
Sister Kathy Roberg
My journey in life, in all ways, has been filled with blessings. I praise and thank God for this journey gift and all the various ways I have seen the human face of God: through relationships, opportunities and connections. All that has been a part of my life could only have been possible through our FSPA community, my family and friends. For this I am eternally grateful.
Sister Evelyn Schlosser
Deep gratitude fills my heart at this jubilee time. I thank God for the call to be an FSPA. It has opened doors to incredible blessings, opportunities and experiences. I am grateful for all the love and support of my FSPA community and my family who enabled me to live life fully while being of service to others.
Congratulations to all FSPA affiliates celebrating 25 years of affiliation in 2021!
Affiliate Marilyn Pedretti
Every day brings its share of joy and challenges. Being an affiliate with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration has been an affirming and uplifting experience! Knowing that the sisters and other affiliates pray and play together brings my spirituality to a different level than could ever be obtained on my own. Thank you for 25 years of friendship and growth!