Sr. M. Bernadette Niehaus, Carmel DCJ, surrounded by fellow sisters and priests on the day of her 75th Jubilee of Religious Profession on Sept. 9, 2023. COURTESY OF THE CARMELITE SISTERS
Friends, family, and fellow religious gather for sister’s 75th jubilee
BY SR. MARIA CARMELITA NAVARRO CARMEL, DCJ, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC
The date of Carmelite Sister M. Bernadette ’s 75th Jubilee of Religious Profession was on July 2, but the celebration needed to be moved to Sept. 9, 2023, due to availability of friends, family and fellow sisters. That day, the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus South Central Province, family, and friends gathered at the Carmel Home chapel to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity.
The principal celebrant was Bishop William F. Medley; Fr. Mike Clark and Fr. Patrick Cooney, OSB, concelebrated; and Deacon Richard Beaven assisted.
Originally printed in the October 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.