Sister Donna Donovan

Currently Serving

As I take communion to shut-ins, I ask them to offer prayer intentions which is enriching for me. Ministry of prayer for me is multifaceted: private, one-on-one and communal. I feel ministry of prayer is a ministry of care.

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Sister Marian Smith

Currently Serving

While Sr. Marian, an only child, was in the novitiate, her father died, leaving her mother a young widow. After teaching in parochial schools for many years, in 1975 Sr. Marian was offered a position in the Fulton Illinois public school system, about 20 miles from Erie.

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Sister Donna Schmitt

Currently Serving

I see my ministry of prayer as one small quilt piece of its own color and design. It is combined with many quilt pieces made by thousands of people, adding to the beauty of this quilt presented to our God in praise, gratitude, asking forgiveness, requesting mercy and our concerns. This is a most vivid picture in my mind.

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Sister Joann Kuebrich

Currently Serving

I felt the pull to continue in the footsteps of Marilyn. In so doing I, along with other members of the CHM community, are assuring that the legacy of our congregation lives on in the neighborhood....

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Sister Johanna Rickl

Currently Serving

The gentle hum of 500 indigenous voices locks me into a oneness that is overpowering...The holiness was palpable at that outdoor Holy Thursday liturgy in the highlands of Mexico...

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Sister Delphine Vasquez

Currently Serving

From a sparked interest in some caterpillar eggs to creating a nursery and sanctuary for monarch butterflies, a passion for helping the earth takes flight!...

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Sister Carla Takes

Currently Serving

My first introduction to the MVRBC was many years ago when I was a blood donor myself. Later, when I could no longer donate, I volunteered one day a week in the canteen. Starting in 2002, for over a decade, I served refreshments to donors and was attentive to the possibility of them having an adverse reaction.

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Sister Mary Ann Vogel

Currently Serving

There was much activity in the housing industry in the late 1980s. The goal was to end homelessness in ten years. Many religious communities were moving from education and health care and getting involved with housing for the homeless.

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Sister Caridad Inda

Currently Serving

This proved a blessing as my mentor was Dr. Brady Tyson, a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, and others in the forefront of the movement for nonviolent action for liberation that energized the march on Selma and other actions.

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Sister Kevin Bissell

November 26, 1926 - March 31, 2017   |   Passed On

Sr. Kevin said that at some time she taught every subject except commercial courses, music and modern languages. She did community development work among Eskimo communities in the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, and her organizing skills were applied to the design and implementation of large scale international research projects. Sr. Kevin had a wonderful sense of humor, often resulting in laughter from a table in the dining room. She was a voracious reader and watchdog of TV news. On occasion she shared her knowledge of political history with the congregation and through letters to the editor.

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Sister Ann Therese Collins

April 6, 1920 - February 26, 2017   |   Passed On

But perhaps even more a mirror of her life are these words from Mary Nolan, OP. "There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the sun. The early ages of life are filled with wonder and discovery. The later age of life is the time of integration. It is a time to bring together the totality of life’s experiences into a dazzling unity of joy and pain, failure and success, gain and loss, giving and receiving, achievement and struggle. All comes together in gratitude, gratitude for the whole adventure of one’s life.

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Sister Mary Janice McCann

April 23, 1926 - February 24, 2017   |   Passed On

Mother Teresa said, “Give your hands to serve and your heart to love.” As we look back on the life of Sister Jan, I think we can say with confidence that she did both very well. And so, we thank God for her even as we mourn her passing, pray for her and commend her soul to God.

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Sister Mary Ellen Freeman

August 16, 1943 - December 24, 2016   |   Passed On

We can easily find her quilt square in the large quilt at the bottom of the stairs. Look for the yellow square, with a “smiley face” in the second row from the bottom. Around it are blocks representing important aspects of her life: CHM community, family, prayer, service, and fun. Mary Ellen said she loved to laugh and thought she could make others laugh too.

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Sister Elizabeth Thoman

June 18, 1943 - December 22, 2016   |   Passed On

Sister Elizabeth’s life was remarkable because her horizons kept expanding, both personally and professionally, calling forth a plenitude of gifts.

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Sister Maxine Connaway

October 3, 1929 - March 5, 2015   |   Passed On

What comes out is the wonderful life of service of a very committed woman. Her Irish wit was used well throughout her life..

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