Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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Celesta Day, FSPA, honored with St. John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service

Sister Celesta DayViterbo University recently honored La Crosse, Wisconsin-area residents with awards for their distinguished service. Recipient Sister Celesta Day was honored for spending “her entire career and life in ministry making a positive impact on the organizations she has served.”

The university lauded the recipient: “Sister Celesta Day enjoyed a long and significant career in the field of health care, beginning in nursing and culminating in her serving as the administrator of St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse from 1983 to1988. Just as impressive as her health care ministry is Sister Celesta’s 57 years of service to her religious order, including an eight-year term as vice president. She has received numerous respected honors over the years, including the Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award for ‘Inspiring Life, Hope and Healing.’”

The Saint John XXIII Award is the highest non-academic award bestowed by Viterbo University. Recipients are chosen on the basis of contributions in one or several of the following categories: education, business, philanthropy, peace and justice, and religious life.  


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