Top row: left, Sister Louella (M. Victor) Huelskamp enjoys a root beer float as Sister Joyce Lehman smiles; middle, from left, Sisters Cleophas Schumacher, Nancy Recker and Carmen Voisard during a prayer for the council; third, from left, Sisters Adeline Mertz, Cleophas Schumacher and Carmen Voisard enjoy their root beer floats. Second row: left, a display from the Sisters living at the Maria Joseph Center; middle, from left, Sister Joyce Lehman chats with Sisters Dolores (Michelene) Keller and Marjorie (Paulita) Huelsman; right, from left, Sisters Carolyn Henkenius, Joanella Whaley and Virgine Elking smile as they enjoy their ice cream treats.
There were plenty of smiles and laughs on July 15 as the Sisters living in Emma Hall at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton celebrated council for the last four years of service to the Congregation with prayer and root beer floats.
Current council members also thanked the Sisters for their many prayers and good thoughts.
“I don’t think you realize just how much your prayers mean to us,” said Sisters Joyce Lehman, president. “Your prayers carry us through some of the tougher times.”
The current council terms ends August 1.
Story and photos by Dave Eck