Associates who celebrated their 15th or 25th anniversaries were recognized and received the, “Blessing of St. Clare,” during the 9:30 mass on Sunday, September 8th. Associate Jubilarians, their families and friends are invited to Oldenburg each year to gather for prayer, to share a meal together and to welcome the new Associates. There are two new Associates this year. They are Tracy Thread and Joyce Horton.
Tracy Thread from Evansville, IN and Joyce Horton from Indianapolis, IN signed their Associate commitments during a prayer service in the afternoon followed by a reception with Sisters and Associates. Associates renew their commitments annually and can make a permanent commitment after six years.
Tracy made a commitment to live and share the Franciscan values of prayer and poverty; living simply so others may simply live; protect the environment with zealous gratitude; love the poor and advocate for their human rights; surrender daily to God’s will for my life.
Joyce made a commitment to serve God through living the Franciscan values at Marian University, in my community and with my family and to continue to grow in my faith through participation in mass, workshops, and retreats at Oldenburg and Marian University.
With Franciscan joy we celebrate with you, Congratulations!
See below for photos of the jubilarians, other Associates and Sisters attending the celebration.