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


Jubilees celebrated for Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

the Inland Register

(From the July 30, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

On June 14, more than 250 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia gathered in Our Lady of Angels Chapel in Aston, Pa., to give witness to the lives and service of the congregation’s 45 jubilarians.

Celebrating 75, 70, and 50 years of Religious profession, the jubilarians represent an accumulated 2,415 years of service in 18 states and 37 dioceses, including the West Indies and Puerto Rico.

Sister Monica Mary Bauer (right), golden jubilarian, has served since 1997 as a therapist and intake specialist at St. Joseph Family Center, Spokane.

Several other Sisters have ministered in the Spokane Diocese as well.

70 Years

Sister Philomena Rosaire Glynn worked at St. Joseph Orphanage, Spokane, 1944-45; Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Tekoa, 1948-1950; and St. Charles School, Spokane, 1958.

Sister Agnes (Agnes Cornelia) McLoughlin served at Kairos House of Prayer, Spokane, 1974-75, and St. Joseph Family Center, Spokane, 1995-97.

Sister Anne (Catherine Philomena) McMahon ministered at St. Ann Orphanage, Spokane, 1938-39.

Sister Marietta (Agnes Madeline) Wallaert was on the staff of St. Joseph Orphanage, Spokane, 1941-43.

50 Years

Sister Marie Monica Border taught at St. Charles School, Spokane, 1963-1965, and served at St. Joseph Family Center, Spokane, 2002-06.

Sister Jacqueline (Andrew Marie) Christian was on staff at Kairos House of Prayer, 1984-87.

Sister Mary (Patrick Ellen) Coakley ministered at two Spokane orphanages: St. Joseph, 1959-1965, and St. Anne, 1965-66

Sister James Maureen Maguire also served at St. Joseph Orphanage, Spokane, 1978-81.

Sister Margaret (Marian Joseph) O’Brien taught at St. Charles School, Spokane, 1963-70.


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