75th Jubilee! Really!! Yes, 75 years as a Dominican Sister. First and foremost, I “Thank You, good and gracious God, for calling me to consecrated life.”
This Jubilee is a sacred time in my life to recall but more importantly to renew my commitment to religious life. My “1943 Yes” is reenergized to live religious life more deeply and to respond to God’s call each day.
The Congregation has supported me in ministering to God’s people throughout Michigan. I have served in the Dioceses of Grand Rapids, Gaylord, Saginaw, and Detroit. Each ministry has been both challenging and rewarding. My last teaching ministry was Faith Formation at St. Pius X Parish, Grandville. I walked with parishioners for eighteen years and concluded my service with great joy.
Presently, I renew my “1943 Yes” and embrace whatever God asks of me here at Marywood. With a grateful heart, I ask God’s blessing on my family, friends, and my beloved community for the love and support given to me over all these years. I am deeply thankful for the gift of my vocation and for God’s faithfulness leading me along the way.
I greet each day with: “Yes, Lord, here I am!”
2022 – 79 Years a Sister
Pray for vocations to our Congregation
Sr. Verona is often out and about adding, changing, and rearranging the artwork around Marywood Campus.
Sister Verona in Alpena, Michigan in 1956. “It was a different time for Catholic Sisters around the world. The habit was our form of dress. All Sisters were given names upon reception. I was given the name Sister Verona of Our Lady of Confidence on my profession day in 1944.”
Sister Verona pictured in the bottom right with the parish staff of St. Pius X Parish in Grandville, Michigan for the Christmas lunch of 1994
Upon her retirement from the parish in June 2001, the Pius Pulse, the newsletter of St. Pius X Parish in Grandville, Michigan published an article about Sister Verona Wangler. At that time she said: “It’s time to get on with those `some days’ we all promise ourselves. “Someday I will go to Ireland.” “Some day I’ll up that guitar again,” “Some day I’ll read all the unread stuff on my shelves.” “Some day has arrived!”