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Week of June 27, 2005
Srs. of Providence celebrate jubilees
Special to the WCR
Seven Sisters of Providence from Holy Angels Province (western Canada), with a combined 430 years of religious service, celebrated 70, 60, and 50-year anniversaries of religious life June 11.
Celebrating 70 years of religious life are Sisters Teresa Langi and Rose Marie Dettling. Sisters Th‚rŠse B‚langer, Claire Demers, Yolande Jutras and Anne Piche were honoured for 60 years; and Sister Rose Muskoluck, was recognized for having served as a Sister of Providence for 50 years.
Archbishop Thomas Collins presided at the liturgy at the chapel at Providence Centre.
Sister Teresa Langi's life work focused in education. For over 45 years, her love for children and her natural abilities in the classroom were appreciated in various Providence schools across Alberta.
For the past quarter century, she has dedicated herself to parish work and pastoral care. She continues to volunteer at Father Lacombe Care Centre in Calgary.
Sister Rose Marie Dettling was led to the Sisters of Providence by her desire to serve the poor. She has served in various ministries over the years as a cook and housekeeper, but she was also involved in child care and visiting the elderly and needy.
She now resides in the infirmary at Providence Centre where she continues her ministry of prayer.
After profession, Sister Th‚rŠse B‚langer began her ministry in child care. Her ministry over the years expanded to include food services and dietary and her caring nature made for an easy transition to working with the sick and elderly in various Providence missions in Alberta and British Columbia.
Today she ministers to the sisters at Providence Centre in Edmonton.
For much of her religious life, Sister Claire Demers worked in the areas of food services and child care. Her fondest memories are working with the people in the northern missions.
In the latter years, she has focused more on parish work and pastoral care. She now continues her pastoral visits as a volunteer at Father Lacombe Care Centre in Calgary.
The love Sister Yolande Jutras has for children made it easy for her to care for them for nearly 30 years in her ministry as a housemother in schools from Whitehorse to Cluny. She later focused her energies in the pastoral ministry and in service to her community.
Today, her smiling face and listening ears are a comfort to many as she continues to visit the sisters in the infirmary when she is able.
Sister Anne Piche's abilities in finance and accounting kept her busy in the business offices of many Providence hospitals and institutions. She also spent nearly 10 years as an accountant with the Edmonton archdiocesan chancery office.
After retiring, she worked in the archives and museum at Providence Centre. She is now in the infirmary where she continues her ministry of prayer for others.
After profession, Sister Rose Muskoluck began a long ministry in the area of child care that included working with handicapped children, assisting them in their daily activities.
She is a prayerful woman whose caring and understanding presence is evident in her other ministry, working with the elderly. For the last twenty years, she worked in pastoral care and is currently the Sacristan at Father Lacombe Care Centre in Calgary.
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