Jubilee

  • Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2024 Jubilarians

    Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2024 Jubilarians

    May 2, 2024

    A Jubilee is an anniversary when we honor Sisters and Associates and reflect on their unique contributions to our lives. We tell stories, share what we’ve learned from and with one another, and reflect on our joys and sorrows. We celebrate! We honor each Dominican Sister and Associate and the ways that they have shared […]

  • Sr. Mario Pavoni Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Mario Pavoni Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    December 27, 2023

    On June 24, 1944, at 11:07pm, Betty Katherine Pavoni was born to Katherine and Joseph Pavoni. Mary Jane followed in 1946, Linda followed in 1950. Grand Rapids, Michigan, was home until 1957 when the family relocated to Saginaw, Michigan. Entrance day, September 8, 1962, from SS Peter and Paul High School, Saginaw, Michigan. Over my […]

  • Sr. Mary Patricia Beatty Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Mary Patricia Beatty Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    December 18, 2023

    The ten years since my 50th jubilee have passed quickly; filled with joyous events, sorrowful events, and many ordinary days. All of the days have been filled with “the glory of God” as I travel on life’s joyful pilgrimage with God, with my Dominican Sisters, my birth family, and my friends. These past ten years […]

  • Sr. Orlanda Leyba Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Orlanda Leyba Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    November 10, 2023

    Mystery envelops my mind as I ponder my abundantly graced life journey. Mystery at being born in a valley (Penasco, NM) where I was blessed with an extensive, loving family, a grounding in a faith that carries and guides me to this day, and a love of nature that infuses my prayer and provides nourishment […]

  • Sr. Mary Ann Barrett Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Mary Ann Barrett Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    November 3, 2023

    I embark on my 60th Jubilee celebration with Great Thanksgiving. It is my family, my Community members, my friends – even students and strangers – who have been “sent” into my life to deepen in me a love of God and the Word of God. Happily, I listened to most of their wisdom and heard […]

  • Sr. Donna Jean Thelen Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    Sr. Donna Jean Thelen Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    October 13, 2023

    Seventy years seems like a long time to be committed to a ministry of service to others, but that is what I have been privileged as a Grand Rapids Dominican to do. My mother was a teacher and used to tell interesting stories of her years as a teacher; and my own experience of having […]

  • Sr. Marie Carla Moeggenborg Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Marie Carla Moeggenborg Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    October 6, 2023

    As I reflect on 60 years of Dominican life, I am amazed how these six words have guided me… I was born in Bay City, the daughter of Carl and Agnes Moeggenborg. The family eventually moved to rural Shepherd. There we lived among aunts, uncles, and cousins. In due time, our family welcomed additional children […]

  • Sr. Michael Ellen Carling: Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    Sr. Michael Ellen Carling: Jubilarian 2023 – 70 Years a Sister

    August 25, 2023

    Three Promises to Keep I dreamt a vow last night and its name was Poverty –  frightening in its austerity until I woke to Plenitude I dreamt a vow last night and its name was Chastity – frightening in its solitude until I awoke to Love I dreamt a vow last night and its name […]

  • Sr. Anne Breitag: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    Sr. Anne Breitag: Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

    August 10, 2023

    Blessed in a beautiful family. Blessed to have been educated by Grand Rapids Dominicans at SS Peter and Paul School in Saginaw. Blessed to have joined the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in 1962. Blessed with education from Aquinas, Central Michigan University, and St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare. Blessed to have served as a teacher […]

  • Sr. Mary Courtade: Jubilarian 2023 – 75 Years a Sister

    Sr. Mary Courtade: Jubilarian 2023 – 75 Years a Sister

    July 28, 2023

    I praise and thank God for these seventy-five years as a Grand Rapids Dominican. Most of these years I taught elementary students who were a source of energy and joy, and who challenged and enriched me in many ways. I also enjoyed other opportunities to serve in varied ways as being a Eucharistic Minister, visiting […]