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Jan Murphy: Jubilarian 2024 ~ 25 Years an Associate

By June 21, 2024July 3rd, 2024No Comments

I was the oldest of six children while growing up in Roscommon, Michigan. I always knew,as a young girl, I would be a nurse like mom, and my aunt, or a school teacher. It was taught that we should choose our profession as a Christ-like service. We said a Swedish prayer before meals that my father taught us. We always said prayers at night before bed, and still do.

I have always enjoyed music, reading, knitting, golf, bridge, camping, painting by oil and water, basket making, and traveling.

When the position opened at Aquinata, I was certain that God himself had put me there. As time went by, and the Associate Program opened, I was ready to be a part of the Marywood Dominican Associate Program. I was on the advisory board for many years. It has been in these experiences where I have continued growing in my faith, this community and in faith enriching activities. In recent years my health has become difficult to take part in these activities. But, it’s still a good life and these experiences are important to me.

My husband, Frank and I are in our 62nd year of marriage. We have had many retreats over the years. Each retreat attracted me to grow more in faith and share. We have been active in the Saint Jude Catholic Parish. I have been involved in Altar Society, Guild, Funeral Lunches, CCD Teacher, Eucharistic Ministry, and visiting shut-ins. We are the parents of five children. Much of our time is spent now with our children and their families, our friends and time at our summer home in Roscommon.