Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia Genoveva Morales, who had previously ministered in the Diocese of Rochester, is celebrating more than 70 years as a Franciscan sister.
Sister Morales celebrated her diamond jubilee in 2020, but the congregation postponed celebrations for its 2020 and 2021 jubilarians until this year. More than 150 members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia gathered in Our Lady of Angels Chapel in Aston, Pa., June 12 to celebrate the lives and services of the congregations’s 2020, 2021 and 2022 jubilarians.
Born in Naranjita, Puerto Rico, Sister Morales entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in 1948 and professed her final vows in 1950 at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova University in 1957.
Sister Morales served at Holy Redeemer and St. Francis Parishes, Rochester from 1991-92 and at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Geneva, from 1992-96. She also served in the Dioceses of Allentown and Harrisburg, Pa., and the Diocese of Trenton, N.J. She also served at various schools and parishes in Puerto Rico.
Mostly recently, she has been ministering in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She currently resides at the Assisi House, the Sisters of St. Francis retirement home in Aston.