Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


the Inland Register

(From the July 31, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Margaret Anne (Alma Agnes) Vosen SP

Sister Margaret Anne Vosen of the Sisters of Providence died July 3 at Mount St. Joseph, Spokane. She was 98 years old and had been a member of the Providence community for more than 70 years.

The vigil was held July 7; the funeral Mass, July 8. Both were celebrated at Mount St. Joseph. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, followed the funeral.

Sister Margaret was born in Bowbells, N.D., and entered the Providence novitiate in Seattle in 1933. She professed final vows in 1937.

Much of her life was devoted to the care of children. She served in assignments throughout the West, including St. Thomas Home in Great Falls, Mont., and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Wallace, Idaho. She also served at St. Joseph Academy in Sprague.

She retired in 1985 to Mount St. Joseph.

Father Francis Falsetto SJ

Jesuit Father Francis Falsetto, a native of Spokane, died July 1 at the age of 86.

The vigil was at Jesuit House Chapel on July 2. The funeral Mass was celebrated there as well, on July 3. Burial was at the Jesuit Cemetery at Mount St. Michael.

He attended St. Francis Xavier School and Gonzaga Prep before entering the Society of Jesus in 1935 at Sheridan, Ore. He studied philosophy at Mount St. Michael, Spokane and theology at Alma College, Los Gatos, Calif., before his ordination in San Francisco in 1943. He pronounced his final vows in 1951.

He taught at Jesuit high schools in the Northwest, including Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, and taught physics at Gonzaga University.

In 1983 he began pastoral ministry as associate pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Gold Beach, Ore. He later served as pastor of St. Michael Parish, Oakridge, Ore., followed by more pastoral ministry in Tacoma.

In 1992 he returned to the physics department at GU and taught until 1995.

Medical conditions forced his retirement in June.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Director of Development, Senior Fund, P.O. Box 86010, Portland, OR 97206.

Sister Perpetua (Flavia) Schulz OSF

Sister Flavia Schulz of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia died July 4 in Tacoma. She was 80 years old and had been a professed member of her Religious community for 52 years.

The rosary was prayed for her July 8. The funeral Mass was celebrated the next morning. Both took place at St. Ann Convent, Tacoma.

Sister Flavia was born in Vancouver, Wash. She held a bachelorís degree from Oregon State University, which she earned before entering Religious life.

Most of her ministry was in education at various schools in the Northwest, as well as pastoral work, including nine years in the Spokane diocese, at St. Charles Parish and Clare House, Spokane.

In 1993 she moved to St. Ann Convent, where she remained until her death.

Donations in her name can be made to Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.

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