The Catholic Spirit is honored to highlight the members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are celebrating milestone jubilees this year and who are serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The following information was provided by the religious communities.

Christian Brothers of the Midwest
Burr Ridge, Illinois

70 years
Brother Arnold McMullen

60 years

Brother William Clarey
Brother Michael Lee Anderson

Sisters of St. Agnes
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

75 years

Sister Loretta Meidl

Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception
North American delegation, St. Paul

25 years

Father Antony Skaria (25 years of priesthood)
Father Benny Mekkatt (25 years of religious profession)

Dominican Fathers and Brothers
Province of St. Albert the Great, Chicago

60 years

Father James Barnett
Father Paul Johnson

Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls
Little Falls, Minnesota

75 years

Sister Therese Furnstahl
Sister Theodora Higgins
Sister Therese Lenz

60 years

Sister Julien Dirkes
Sister Joanne Heim
Sister Pat Imdieke
Sister Susan Knutson
Sister Jeanne Lieser
Sister Callista Robinson
Sister Siena Wald

50 years

Sister Ange Mayers

Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
LaCrosse, Wisconsin

60 years
Sister Delmarie Gibney

Little Sisters of the Poor
Province of Chicago, Palatine, Illinois

50 Years
Sister Mary Elizabeth Anderson

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Central administration, Maryknoll, New York

50 years
Father Kenneth Thesing

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
U.S. province, Washington, D.C.

75 years
Father Aloysius Svobodny

65 years
Father Carl Kabat

60 years
Father James Allen

50 years
Father Robert Morin

25 years
Father Stanislaw Zowada

School Sisters of Notre Dame
Central Pacific Province, St. Louis

75 years
Sister Beth Haltiner
Sister Thelma Vetsch

70 years
Sister M. Claudette Hudalla
Sister Mary Dominic Klaseus
Sister Rose Emilia Schwab
Sister Alice Zachmann

60 years
Sister Annette Fernholz
Sister M. Lynette Friesen
Sister Francette Malecha
Sister Josetta Marie Spencer
Sister Shirley Steines
Sister Rita Wollschlager

50 years
Sister Rita Anne Kipka

25 years
Sister Stephanie Spandl

Servants of Mary
Ladysmith, Wisconsin

70 years
Sister Doris Ann Samens
(formerly Sister Mary Norbert)

60 years
Sister Cecilia Fandel
(formerly Sister Mary Martin)

Sinsinawa Dominicans
Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

75 years
Sister Ellen Shannon

65 Years
Sister Clara (Mary Ona) Blozis
Sister Catherine Thomas Dwyer
Sister Anna Maria Knothe
Sister Marilyn (Marie Emilie) Schlosser
Sister Martha (Dominic Savio) Wiegand

60 years
Sister Mary Katherine Connell (died March 29)
Sister Barbara Hubeny
Sister Joyce Leibly
Sister Jeremiah Farrell (died May 8)

Sisters of Mercy
West Midwest Community, Omaha, Nebraska

60 years
Sister Emily Devine

50 years
Sister Delores Hannon

Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict
St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota

60 years
Sister Jean Juenemann
Sister Lucy Miller

50 years
Sister Kerry O’Reilly

Sisters of St. Benedict at St. Paul’s Monastery
St. Paul

70 years
Sister Anne Boeckers
Sister Andriette Schommer
Sister Andrine Schommer
Sister Eleanor Wartman

60 years
Sister Lucia Schwickerath
Sister Joan Utecht

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
St. Paul Province, St. Paul

75 years
Sister Betty Ann Gits
Sister Marie Grossman
Sister Dorothy Jorgenson
Sister Mary Charlene O’Keeffe

70 years
Sister Brigida Cassady
Sister St. Luke Copeland
Sister Joan Groschen
Sister Mary Elizabeth Harroun

65 years
Sister Marie Theresa Belanger
Sister Anna Marie DeVos
Sister Mary Hasbrouck
Sister Ansgar Holmberg
Sister Lucy Knoll
Sister Bernadette Newton
Sister Carol Podlasek
Sister Marian Walstrom
Sister Virginia Webb

60 years
Sister Mary Lamski
Sister Colleen O’Malley
Sister Angela Schreiber
Sister Joanne Wieland

55 Years
Sister Mary Fran Allen
Sister Margaret Brown
Sister Ann Diehl
Sister Connie Gleason
Sister Karen Hilgers

Sylvania Sisters of St. Francis
Sylvania, Ohio

75 years
Sister M. Ricarda Witt

60 years
Sister M. Francis Jerome Serewa
Sister Gretchen Faerber
Sister M. Helen Frances Spears
Sister M. Lois Anne Palkert
Sister M. Lorena Dulas
Sister Maria Pacelli Spino

50 years
Sister Sharon White

USA Midwest Province Jesuits
Wisconsin province, Milwaukee

70 years
Father Philip Dreckman

50 years
Father Douglas Leonhardt
Father Cletus Pfab
Father David Schultenover
Father John Schwantes

25 years
Father Peter Etzel

10 years
Father R. Benjamin Osborne