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Pictured above are (seated left to right): Sisters Mary Cyrilla O’Connor, Sarah Marie Hanley, (standing) Brenda Williams, Christina Murphy, Ursula O’Keeffe, Mary Rose Scanlan, Maura Theriot, and Elizabeth Ann Hayes.
Eight members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, celebrated their Jubilee of Religious Profession of Vows on May 30, 2015, at Villa de Matel, the Congregation’s Motherhouse in Houston.
Celebrating their Diamond Jubilee, with sixty years as professed Sisters, are: Sisters Mary Cyrilla O’Connor and Sarah Marie Hanley. Golden Jubilarians, with fifty years as professed Sisters, are: Sisters Brenda Williams, Christina Murphy, Elizabeth Ann Hayes, Mary Rose Scanlan, Maura Theriot and Ursula O’Keeffe. The Sisters’ collective years of service to the Church are 420 years.
Family, friends, and Sisters gathered for a Eucharistic Celebration with Monsignor Frank H. Rossi, S.T.L., as the Presider, and Reverends Don Donoghue, Simon Herbers, George Okeahialam, Faustinas Okeyikam and Brendan Williams serving as concelebrants.
The Jubilarians renewed their vows as they held candles lit from the Pascal Candle. Sister Kevina Keating, Congregational Leader, received their vows. Sisters Alice Mary Buckley and Mary Patricia Driscoll, both General Councilors, lit the candles of the Jubilarians.
Following the Eucharist, a festive dinner was held at the Dubuis Conference Center.
Honoring the Sisters and their dedicated service is also a testament to God’s faithful caring for people through the lives of these Sisters.
With ministries in five countries, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, is an international, multicultural congregation of Catholic women religious. It was founded in 1866 by Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis, the second bishop of the diocese which then included the entire state of Texas.