Founded in 1912, Maryknoll Sisters is the first U.S.-based congregation of women religious dedicated to world mission. Its nearly 450 members work primarily among the poor and marginalized in 22 countries around the world.

A special Mass will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 13 in the main chapel at Maryknoll Sisters Convent in Monrovia, California. Sr. Kathryn Shannon is one of 13 sisters who will mark 70 years with the congregation this year.

70 Years
Sr. Kathryn Shannon

50 Years
Sr. Susan Glass

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 held June 7 at Sinsinawa Mound, Racine, for 17 Sinsinawa Dominicans celebrating 60 years and eight celebrating 70 years.

70 Years

Alfonso Glancey


60 Years

Mary Ewens


Philip Mary Reilly


Sisters of Mercy West Midwest
The Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women who dedicate their lives to the Gospel of Jesus and take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service, are comprised of more than 3,400 sisters in the Americas who work in North, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Guam and the Philippines. 

70 Years
Sr. Patricia Illing



60 Years
Sr. Barbara Centner



50 Years
Sr. Marilyn Metz



SISTERS OF CHARITY of the blessed virgin mary
The Sisters of Charity, of Dubuque, Iowa, follow in the footsteps of their Irish foundress, Mary Frances Clarke, who answered God’s call to serve immigrants in the United States more than 175 years ago. They continue to respond to God’s love by serving wherever they’re needed, and are ministering in more than 20 states, Ecuador and Ghana. 

The three sisters below, with ties to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, celebrated their diamond jubilees among 26 jubilarians celebrating 74, 73 and 70 years, at the Mount Carmel Motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday, Sept. 6.

75 Years
Sr. Paulina Sullivan


Sr. Mary Vivina Bly


Sr. Mary Adele Henneberry


The Society of Mary, or Marianists, founded in France in 1817 by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, is comprised of more than 300 Marianist brothers and priests in the U.S. Province. The order sponsors the University of Dayton, Ohio, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Chaminade University of Honolulu, 18 high schools, seven parishes and four retreat centers.

60 YearsBr. Ralph Neumann
Br. Ralph Neumann
, 80, of Galesville, in the La Crosse Diocese, was born in Milwaukee and attended Immaculate Conception grade school, Don Bosco High School – where he said his “Marianist life began to germinate” when he and his peers read “My Ideal – Jesus, Son of Mary” – and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He professed first vows Jan. 22, 1955. After earning his bachelor’s degree in education from St. Mary’s University and masters’ of education in guidance and counseling from St. Louis University, Br. Neumann served the Marianists as a high school educator in Milwaukee and in various U.S. cities, teaching in Marianist schools in Peru and Mexico and providing parish ministry services in Mexico. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, he taught English, 1958, and Spanish, 1969-1973, at Don Bosco High School. Br. Neumann is retired and lives in the Marianist Residence at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He volunteers at Haven for Hope and the Mexican American Catholic College. “I am still grateful now to be able to share education at Haven for Hope and Mexican American Catholic College. ‘Life goes on.’ Amen! Alleluia!” he wrote in his personal reflection. Br. Neumann will celebrate his jubilee in San Antonio and in Milwaukee.