Sisters celebrate 70 years of vows

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist congratulate Sister Valorie Nehl and Sister Dorothy Prokes on their 70th jubilee of religious vows. Sister Valorie and Sister Dorothy professed vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as members of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1940. In 1973, both Sisters became founding members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.

Community celebrations were held for the Sisters in June at their centers. Sister Valorie welcomed special friends to her jubilee Mass and reception on June 6th at the Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, Michigan. Sister Dorothy marked this special anniversary on June 11th and 12th in Pocatello, Idaho.

Sister Valorie Nehl renews her vows into the hands of Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE, Mother General, during the jubilee Mass. Mother Shaun gives her blessing to Sister Valorie. Sister is known as an excellent educator and administrator.
The Very Reverend Douglas Mosey, CSB, celebrant, gives his priestly blessing to Sister Valorie. Father Mosey and Sister Valorie worked together at Star of the Sea School, Astoria, Oregon. Sister Dorothy Prokes, FSE, is the foundress of the Creative Acting approach to education.
A former colleague, Mr. Maher Weiss of Pocatello, retired from Idaho State University, congratulates Sister Dorothy at the reception. Father Meinrad, OSB from the Ascension Monastery in Jerome, Idaho, was the celebrant of the jubilee Mass.