“Clear a space in your mind; Make silence in your heart for God to speak.” ~ Jesus Calling
After almost 100 years of life and 80 years as a Dominican, I have learned to be silent and make space for God to speak. God speaks to me as I visit the chapel but also in many other ways. Nature reflects God’s beauty in a snowfall, changing colors with the seasons, flowers springing up on campus, and with squirrels scampering about. My eyes delight and my heart knows God speaks.
In temperate weather, I ride outdoors able to touch leaves and smell flowers. Touch makes life REAL. I notice details in objects and listen as another shares the object’s story. As for taste, my caregivers know I love muffins any time of the day; and when I hear music, my feet start dancing although I’m in a chair. I often read cards sent by family and friends. All my senses are active!
My faith in God’s goodness guides my life. Trust channels peace into me, and love urges me to share God’s love with others. I am grateful for God’s many gifts. My family, the Congregation, parishes, schools, and neighbors have and continue to help me hear God’s voice in my LIFE.
2023 – 80 Years a Sister
Pray for vocations to our Congregation
One of Sr. Verona’s many ministries included 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!”