Following the ceremony, Bishop Medley posed with the four jubilarians present. From left are Ursuline Sister Sharon Sullivan (40 years), Ursuline Sister Rose Jean Powers (60 years), Ursuline Sister Ruth Gehres (70 years) and Glenmary Sister Pat Leighton (40 years). COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH
Religious life celebrated at 2022 jubilee liturgy
BY MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH STAFF, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC
Beautiful words and music accompanied sisters from several congregations on Oct. 22, 2022, during the Diocese of Owensboro’s Jubilee for Women Religious.
Gathering at St. Martin Parish in the Daviess County community of Rome, the Council of Religious and Bishop William F. Medley honored 13 sisters from four communities celebrating jubilees, although only four could attend – Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph Ruth Gehres, Rose Jean Powers and Sharon Sullivan, and Glenmary Sister Pat Leighton.
Bishop Medley praised the sisters who “go to the world,” whether that means praying in their room or physically going to another part of the world.”
“You have been given wonderful gifts from God to be given away,” he said.
Originally printed in the December 2022 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.