Sister Sarah Doser (left) and Sister Anthony Marie Greving pose with Bishop Peter F. Christensen after the Mass celebrating the Sisters’ 50th jubilee of vows. Bishop Christensen was the principal celebrant of the Mass which was attended by parishioners, friends, and families of the Sisters.
Sister Anthony Marie renews her vows into the hands of Mother Shaun Vergauwen, Mother General, a traditonal part of the ritual of jubilee celebrations.
Bishop Christensen and the jubilarians are surrounded by the Community of Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Front row, from left, Sister Marcia Ternes, Bridal Veil, Oregon; Sister Mary Colman Pyle, Sister Janice Otis and Sister Mary Timothy Prokes of Pocatello; second row, Sister Paul Mary Dreger, Sister Jo-Ann Seraffino, Sister Mary Matthew Morrisroe of Pocatello; and Sister Bernardone Rock of Meriden, Connecticut; top row, Mother Shaun Vergauwen of Meriden, Connecticut, Sister Sarah, Bishop Christensen and Sister Anthony Marie. Sister Bernardone, the music director for the Mass, and Sister Mary Timothy are on the faculty of Saint Meinrad Seminary, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, and reside there during the academic year.
Bishop Christensen extends his episcopal blessing on the jubilarians.
Following the Mass, all were invited to greet the Sisters at a festive reception.