The Capuchins are an international community of friars modeling themselves after St. Francis of Assisi. The brothers of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, headquartered in Detroit, serve in a variety of ministries including social service, schools, chaplaincy, retreat houses and parishes in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, Arizona, California, Nicaragua and Panama. Founded in 1857, the St. Joseph Province has 179 members.

School Sisters of St. Francis

The School Sisters of St. Francis are an international community who unite with others to build a just and peaceful world. Founded in 1874, the order is comprised of more than 1,000 sisters, associates, staff, donors and volunteers actively working to address the needs of the poor and marginalized in society. Its five provinces serve the U.S., Europe, Latin America and India.

85 Years
Mary Catherine Schuit

80 Years
Frances Bell
Pauline Radosky
Mary Angela Saeman

75 Years
Margaret Busscher
Marie Gross
Bernice Helen Haase
Ruth Marie Holzhauer
Mary Hueller
Mary Ruth Schweisthal
Corina Stifter
Elizabeth Tellesen
Jeanette Wodzynski

70 Years
Lorraine Aspenleiter
Dorothy Droessler
Carolita Greiner
Nivard Hainault
Leanne Herda
Roselyn Herda
Annelda Holtkamp
Eleanor King
Helen Knotek
Adeline Puccinelli
Margaret Anne Puhek
Joel Read
Bernadette Salm
Margaret Sibbel
Hermandine Treptow
Cecilia Zachman

60 Years
Patricia Baier
Joan Cecile Bonvouloir
Corrine Dais
Ruth Griesemer
Laclare Heynen
Dorothy Anne Jackson
Dorothy McKeague
Marie June Skender
Agnesetta Steffensmeir
Agnes Marie Steiner
Dorothy Wood

50 Years
Mary Diez
Jo Denice Heck
Joann Julka
Margaret Kwiatkowski
Kathleen O’Brien
Joyce Ann Panos
Jane Elysse Russell

25 Years
Lissa Francis Anjalikkal


Sinsinawa Dominican women are called to proclaim the Gospel through the ministry of preaching and teaching in order to participate in the building of a holy and just society.

A Mass was celebrated in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, June 2.

70 Years
Mary Rita Kendergan

Vanna Rauth

Alexis Searfoss

60 Years
Marian Gibbons

Ann Halloran

Alyce Kelly

Dorothy Kennedy

Duchesne Maxwell


50 Years

Eileen Brynda

Cecilia Sehr


Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary are a community of Catholic women called to live the mission of Jesus through the core values of freedom, charity, education and justice.

A celebration will be held for five diamond jubilarians in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel, Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 8.

75 Years
Mary Ellen Caldwell (Eugenio), born in Milwaukee, entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept. 8, 1938. She professed first vows March 19, 1941, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1946. Sr. Mary Ellen served in Iowa, Kansas, Illinois and Kumasi, Ghana.


Sisters of Mercy are women who commit their lives to serving God’s people, especially those who are sick, poor and uneducated. In the spirit of the Gospel, their mission is to help to overcome the obstacles that keep them from living full and dignified lives. A life of prayer and community animates and supports them in their mission.

Sisters of St. Francis

Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin, Ohio, are women drawn by an insatiable hunger for God, who desire to live according to the Gospel and to spend their lives extending the reign of God. Inspired by the lives of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi, they live in simplicity, hospitality and joy, celebrating God who is ever their refuge and strength. As an expression of Gospel living, the sisters publicly profess three vows, live in community, and dedicate their lives to evangelizing service.

A celebration was held in the Motherhouse Chapel  in Tiffin, Ohio, on Sunday, June 9.

50 Years
Peg Bishop (Jeanne Marie Bishop)

Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians)

Salvatorian priests and brothers are members of the Society of the Divine Savior, a religious community founded in 1881. They partner as equals with other members of the Salvatorian family – the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior and Lay Salvatorians – and carry the Word of God all over the globe, ministering wherever there is a need. The U.S. Province is headquartered in Milwaukee; international headquarters are in Rome.

A celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, during their joint assembly at Sacred Heart School of Theology, Franklin, for the men, who live and continue their ministries with residents and staff at Alexian Village, a retirement community in Milwaukee.

60 Years
Br. Bertrand Hanf
Fr. Thomas Novak

50 Years
Fr. Carey Lahrs

40 Years
Br. John Hauensten