The Sisters of Mercy in the regional community of Rochester will honor 13 sisters who mark 70, 60, 50 and 25 year jubilees in 2006. Many of the jubilarians have taught in elementary and high schools in the Diocese of Rochester. Others have ministered in health-care fields and with those who are poor and neglected. Sisters and associates of the Rochester community will gather on June 3 for the jubilee celebration at the Mercy motherhouse on Blossom Road in Brighton. It is impressive to realize the many hundreds of lives these sisters have touched in their service of those who are poor, sick and uneducated. Even in years of "retirement," the sisters continue to reach out to others through their prayers in the spiritual apostolate ministry. Each sister chooses an inspirational motto, which is inscribed in the silver ring she receives at the time of her profession of perpetual vows.
At this time, we also remember our deceased jubilarians: 70 years: Sister Mary Leonard Gavin, Sister Mary Kruckow (Sister Mary Matthew), Sister Mary Veronica Kuhn, Sister Mary Maurice Pearson, Sister Mary Damian Sullivan and Sister Mary Marguerite Whalen (Sister Mary Richard); 60 years: Sister Lucille Lenhard (Sister Mary Aloysius).