World Day for Consecrated Life and Jubilee Celebrations

World Day for Consecrated Life and Jubilee Celebrations

Photo by James A. McBride

nuns-webFather Robert Hughes, pastor of Holy Family, Sewell, is surrounded by women religious celebrating 75, 60, or 50 years on Saturday, Feb. 4: Sister Dee Aherne, OSF; Sister M. Febronia Jarosz, LSIC; Sister Anna Eleuteri, MPF; Sister Barbara Ranere, MPF; Sister Marie DiCamillo, OP; and Sister Carol Adams, CSJP.

The World Day for Consecrated Life and Jubilee Celebrations was held at Church of the Holy Family, Sewell, on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Father Robert Hughes, pastor, celebrated the liturgy, which honored women religious who have served their order for 75, 60 or 50 years.

Celebrating 75 years:

Sister Anna Eleuteri, MPF, who, as a Religious Teacher Filippini, has spent the majority of her time as an elementary school teacher, and has served as house superior, math and music teacher, and choir director in schools and parishes.

Sister M. Febronia Jarosz, LSIC, who has served in health care, child care and education, and served in leadership positions in her congregation, the Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. From 1987-96, she was provincial superior sister of her congregation, and relocated the provincialate to its present location in Cherry Hill.

Celebrating 60 years:

Sister Marie DiCamillo, OP, who in the Diocese of Camden has been a teacher of the disabled, a guidance counselor, and a member of a child study team. Before retiring, she worked for the State of New Jersey in the Department of Human Services, Office of Education, and is now a retired volunteer.

Celebrating 50 years:

Sister Carol Adams, CSJP, who, as a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, has served in the Diocese of Camden since 1966 as a teacher, and later as principal at St. Mary’s Regional School, Salem. She also served on the Board of Education, and the Board of Memorial Hospital, and continues her ministry to the sick and elderly as pastoral minister at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Carneys Point.

Sister Dymphna “Dee” Aherne, OSF, an Allegany Franciscan Sister, has ministered as a registered nurse in various missions in New York, New Jersey and Bolivia. She currently volunteers at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, and serves as a member of the Board for Project Hope.

Sister Barbara Ranere, MPF, has been involved in elementary education for most of her years as a Religious Teacher Filippini.

Not present at the Mass, were honorees Sister Loretta Marie Stevens, DM (60 years); Sister Theresa Kevin Donahue, OSF (50 years); and Sister Veronica M. Roche, SSJ (50 years).

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