Drawn by faith and community, religious celebrating milestone anniversaries reflect on their witness to the Gospel

Living and serving among Catholic faithful has brought joy and fulfillment to religious sisters who are marking special anniversaries of their ministry this year – Marianite Sister of Holy Cross Margaret Conley and St. Joseph Sister of Philadelphia Pat McGinley among them.

Taken together, they have devoted 135 years to their vocations.

“I think of two quotes,” Sister Pat said. “One from St. Catharine of Siena: ‘Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire,’ and another from St. Francis de Sales, ‘Be who you are, and be that well.’

When you are in ministry,” following those examples “highlights the fullness in life,” she said.


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