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Entries for July 2018

Christine Gilsenan, IBVM

Posted on July 18, 2018 in: In Memoriam

Christine Gilsenan, IBVM
Entered Life - December 23, 1935 Entered Religious life - September 29, 1954 Entered Eternal Life  - July 17, 2018 Our IBVM and SS Simon & Jude School Communities lost “a wee bit” of its authentic Irish heritage on July 17. Sister Christine Gilsenan, IBVM, was born in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. In 1954 she entered the Loreto Convent at Navan, County Meath. Then, in 1957 moved to Phoenix, Arizona and began teaching at SS Simon & Jude Parish.  She was an excellent educator, influencing the lives of thousands o...

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Irene Howell, IBVM

Posted on July 11, 2018 in: In Memoriam

Irene Howell, IBVM
Entered Life: July 8, 1923   Entered Religious Life:  August 8, 1942 Entered Eternal Life:  July 10, 2018, 20172   Sister Irene Ellen Howell, IBVM was born on July 8, 1923 to Ellen McCoy and Charles Wesley Howell in Payment on Sugar Island, Michigan.  Irene was the eldest of six children and attended Loretto Academy, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  Throughout her life Irene was blessed with a loving family; her brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews and the next generation.  Upon graduation, she en...

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Ann Gamboa, a California Associate, leads the kitchen crew for Sharing God’s Bounty, a served dinner once a week for the last 35 years. This is housed at St. Philomene Parish in Sacramento where our sisters served for almost 40 years.  She succeeds two other associates, Jackie Lane and Jeannie Bastion, in this incredible service of love.  Ann puts so much love into the food she serves – this week barbecued chicken, salad, peaches, yogurt and a variety of desserts.   I watched Ann as she set up the operation for her kitchen crew, first plates in position, then the large tubs...

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Province Newsletter

Posted on July 09, 2018 in: General News

The July issue of the US Province Newsletter is available here.

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