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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


Newly elected

the Inland Register

(From the March 15, 2012 edition of the Inland Register)

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Poor Clare Sisters in Spokane elected their new leadership for the next three years. Franciscan Father Mel Jurisisch conducted the visitation and election on behalf of the Provincial Minister of the Santa Barbara Province of Franciscan Friars. Pictured, from left, are Poor Clare Sisters Jane Wade, Second Councilor; Colleen Byrne, Abbess; and Marcia Kay LaCour, Vicaress. At right is Father Mel Jurisich, Delegate for the Provincial. The abbess is the community’s Major Superior; the vicaress is similar to a vice-president, assisting the abbess and acting as superior when the abbess is absent; the councilor is the third member of the community’s council which acts on all major decisions. (IR photo courtesy of the Poor Clares)


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