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News regarding the Wheaton Franciscans Community

Honoring The Wheaton Franciscans

The Wheaton Franciscans were recognized and honored for their generosity and support by two separate organizations. On November 15th, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet honored the Wheaton Franciscans with the Esteemed Partner Award. Glenn Van Cura, the Executive Director thanked the community for many decades of support. Most recently, we have supported projects that provide assistance and legal advice to undocumented immigrants. Sr. Melanie received the award on our behalf, and Sr. Glenna joined her for the event. On November 16th, the Conservancy for Heritage and Healing presented the Wheaton Franciscans with the Founders Award. The [...]

Honoring The Wheaton Franciscans2019-12-11T19:22:57+00:00

Honoring Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer

We extend our congratulations to Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer who recently was honored as a Nominee for an award at the Zonta Women of Achievement celebration and luncheon on Friday, November 15th which took place in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Zonta is an international service organization of business and professional women working together to empower women through service and advocacy at the local, state, and international level. The Women of Achievement (WOA) luncheon honors the significant contributions of women for their dedication and commitment to the region and their professions.  Featured Profile as a Zonta Award Nominee: “Sister Jane Kiefer began her ministry at Saint [...]

Honoring Sr. Jane Ann Kiefer2019-12-03T22:47:22+00:00

Threads – Season of Creation

 This issue of our newsletter Threads that Connect Us, focuses on the Wheaton Franciscan community's celebration of the the Season of Creation.  This year, the Wheaton Franciscans celebrated the Season of Creation from the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (September 1) through the first Sunday in October (October 6). This issue of Threads includes photos and stories about our gratitude for God's "wonderful handiwork" and our commitment to care for all of God's creation. Click to View Newsletter  Reminder: If you have any news or resources you would like to share with the community please email connect@wfsisters.org with the information.   [...]

Threads – Season of Creation2019-11-21T18:10:53+00:00

Remembering Laurette Kelly

     “Our beloved sister in heart and the Kelly family’s beloved wife and mother and grandmother, Covenant Companion Laurette Kelly, has been breathed into the infinity by our God….now the union she always longed for. Laurette died around 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019.” -Sr. Georgene L. Wilson        Click to View Obituary      Click to View Reflection By Sr. Georgene L. Wilson      Click to View Eulogy By Mary Kelly          Laurette Kelly read the Course of Miracles in the 1980s and it changed her life. She was married, the mother of eight [...]

Remembering Laurette Kelly2019-11-21T23:00:59+00:00

Remembering Sr. Rosemarie Burian

"Sister Rosemarie Burian lived life fully and brilliantly with open heartedness and depth of soul. In her dying with quiet dignity on September 22, 2019, she expressed her complete surrender to God."      Visitation/Memorial ServiceThursday, September 26, 2019Visitation from 3:00 - 8:00 PMMemorial Service at 4:00 PMMass of Christian BurialFriday, September 27, 2019Service Begins at 10:00 AM Both Thursday & Friday services will be held in the OLA Chapel see address below:26w171 Roosevelt Rd. Entrance #5Wheaton, IL 60187         Obituary:As a young woman her life as a vowed Franciscan Sister was rather ordinary. She served [...]

Remembering Sr. Rosemarie Burian2019-11-01T15:57:14+00:00

Celebrating our 2019 Jubilarians

We are happy to honor these wonderful Sisters who will celebrate their 2019 Jubilee. 65 Years   Sister Rosemarie Burian               Sister Maureen Elfrink                 Sister Pat Irr             60 Years   Sisters Rose Mary Pint                 Sister Mary Lou Wirtz    

Celebrating our 2019 Jubilarians2019-11-01T16:30:59+00:00