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Remembering Sr. Mary Elizabeth Glueckstein

     March 20, 1942  - September 30, 2022 VisitationDate: Friday, October 7, 2022Time: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDTLocation: Wheaton Franciscan Sisters26W171 Roosevelt RoadOur Lady of the Angels ChapelEntrance #5Wheaton, Illinois 60187Family Members and Friends are also invited to attend. We ask that you be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.Memory ServiceDate: Friday, October 7, 2022Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CDTLocation: Wheaton Franciscan Sisters26W171 Roosevelt RoadOur Lady of the Angels ChapelEntrance #5Wheaton, Illinois 60187Family Members and Friends are also invited to attend. We ask that you be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.The service will also be livestreamed.Join [...]

Remembering Sr. Mary Elizabeth Glueckstein2022-10-03T19:52:33+00:00

Blessings – September 2022

Season of CreationPrayer Service: Thurs, Sept 1, 2022 On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the Wheaton Franciscans, in collaboration with the Diocese of Joliet Laudato Si’ Ministry, opened the Season of Creation with a prayer service at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel.  More than 50 people joined us in the Chapel while many more viewed the service on livestream. Sr. Barb Nelson, IBVM, offered an engaging reflection reminding all of us that we are called to discipleship and, therefore, we are called to care for all of God’s creation. Read more about the prayer serviceFrom the Laudato Si' Ministries - [...]

Blessings – September 20222022-09-20T21:44:13+00:00

Blessings – August 2022

A Joyous Celebration of PresenceAugust 13, 2022 With joy the Wheaton Franciscan Community of Sisters and Covenant Companions welcomed the Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet as the presider of a special Anniversary year Mass and the Feast of St. Clare of Assisi. From the gathering hymn All Are Welcome, to the recessional hymn Now Is The Time a Franciscan spirit of welcome, community, joy, and challenge filled the celebration. Bishop Hicks recognized the historical legacy of the Wheaton Franciscans and challenged the Community to remember that “life goes on.” The past and the present [...]

Blessings – August 20222022-08-25T22:54:13+00:00

Season of Creation 2022

Listen to the Voice of Creation The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home. The Season “Celebration” begins on September 1st - the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation - and ends on October 4th - the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations. This year we will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” “The heavens are [...]

Season of Creation 20222022-09-13T22:30:46+00:00

Remembering Sr. Yvonne Wiza

     December 22, 1932 - April 4, 2022 Memory ServiceFriday, April 8, 20224:00 – 5:00pm CDTOur Lady of the Angels Chapel ~ Wheaton, IllinoisJoin Us in Remembering Sr. Yvonne Wiza  Mass of Christian BurialSaturday, April 9, 202210:30am CDTOur Lady of the Angels Chapel ~ Wheaton, IllinoisAttend the Mass of Christian Burial Funeral Mass Music SheetFuneral Mass Music Sheet  BurialAssumption Cemetery ~ Wheaton, Illinois Obituary: "Make of yourself a light." This is a final spiritual blessing that many holy women and men have expressed to their communities as they breathed their finite lives into their [...]

Remembering Sr. Yvonne Wiza2022-04-08T16:19:10+00:00

2022 Jubilarians

     In 2022, we are grateful to celebrate and rejoice with our 5 Sister jubilarians! We celebrate their lives and commitment to living Gospel values. To learn more about each Jubilarian click the button with their name. 70 Years   65 Years        Sr. Anthony Baechle What attracted you to the Wheaton Franciscans?After I thought I had a vocation, the Parish priest recommended the Wheaton Franciscans. After my postulancy and novitiate and temporary vows, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to [...]

2022 Jubilarians2022-05-31T16:23:52+00:00

Remembering Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer

     January 21, 1928 - March 8, 2022 Memory ServiceMonday, March 14, 20224:00 – 5:00pm CDTOur Lady of the Angels Chapel ~ Wheaton, IllinoisJoin Us in Remembering Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer  Mass of Christian BurialTuesday, March 15, 202210:30am CDTOur Lady of the Angels Chapel ~ Wheaton, IllinoisAttend the Mass of Christian Burial  Funeral Mass Music SheetFuneral Mass Music Sheet  BurialAssumption Cemetery ~ Wheaton, Illinois Obituary:Sister Jane Ann Kiefer, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Wheaton and a former resident of Cape Girardeau, MO, passed away on March 8, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, [...]

Remembering Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer2022-03-22T21:49:28+00:00

JPIC Office Reflecting on the Events of 9/11/2001

Today (September 11, 2021) is a special day of reflection, not only on the events that happened on this day 20 years ago, but on the devastating actions and reactions that have happened since then and how these choices have changed our world. We recall that for a brief time after the violent attacks of 9/11, the world was united in solidarity and empathy for the victims and for our country. But the United States chose to respond with retaliation and revenge, which led to more violence and to wars that claimed thousands of innocent victims. On [...]

JPIC Office Reflecting on the Events of 9/11/20012021-09-13T23:50:17+00:00

Season of Creation 2021

A Home For AllRenewing the Beloved Community of God The Season of Creation is celebrated around the world and in many faith traditions. Pope Francis established the Season of Creation within the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar 2015. The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology. Our theme for Season of Creation 2021 isA Home For All? Renewing the Beloved Community of God. The Earth, our common home, belongs to God, and each beloved creature belongs to this community. The Earth [...]

Season of Creation 20212022-04-05T17:25:06+00:00

Remembering Sr. Alice Reckamp

     January 29, 1939 - August 13, 2021           Visitation (Public)Tuesday, August 17, 20214:00 - 7:00 PM CDTOur Lady of the Angels Chapel26W171 Roosevelt RoadWheaton, Illinois 60187Entrance #7*You must be vaccinated and wear a mask to enter the buildingMemory Service & Funeral MassWednesday, August 18, 2021Memory Service starts at 9:30 AM CDTfollowed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM CDTvia Livestream Burial - All are welcome!Wednesday, August 18, 202112:00 PM CDTAssumption Cemetery1S510 Winfield RoadWheaton, IL  60189    Click For Memory Service & Funeral Mass Livestream Link    Click For Funeral Mass Music Sheet       [...]

Remembering Sr. Alice Reckamp2021-08-17T21:14:19+00:00
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