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2014 Franciscan Federation Honoree

We are pleased to announce that Sr. Theresa Renninger was chosen as the 2014 Franciscan Federation honoree ,as she exemplifies the criteria of the conference theme, “Cultivating Kindom Power” as someone who: 

  • * Creates a sense of hospitality/inclusivity

  • * Works toward widening our circles of compassion to include those persons who are often   
      overlooked or excluded

  • * Lives out of a deliberate contemplative awareness that embraces all creation

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  • Her Sisters had this to say about Sr. Theresa:

Young and old and all creation benefit from the life of Sister Theresa Renninger. Each morning she volunteers at St. Mary’s School, Avilla, Indiana, and extends her warmth to the staff and students. With a heart for those who struggle, she tutors students who find learning difficult, hoping to broaden their potential to learn more.

Too often the elderly are overlooked or marginalized, but not at Presence Sacred Heart Nursing Home where Sister Theresa Renninger is found every afternoon. There she welcomes all with a warm smile and a hearty “How are you doin?” Daily she sees it as her “sacred duty” to make the rounds and check up on everyone. Although pushing past 80 years herself, she wheels residents to and from events with ease. Nothing is too difficult for her. The Activity Director counts on her as she serves coffee, calls numbers for Bingo, and assures that each resident is feeling happy, content and loved.

Her contemplative stance is reflected in her great love for God’s creation. Recycling is a passion of hers and she demonstrates her reverence for the earth by making sure nothing goes into a landfill that could be recycled. At our congregation’s vacation cottage she welcomes the yearly challenge to enhance the beauty of God’s creation by preparing and maintaining beautiful gardens and lawns.

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart are proud to affirm and applaud our Sister Theresa who truly cultivates “Kindom power”!

 

 

 

Coming Events

Nov
27
November 27
Thursday 9:00 AM
With grateful hearts we gather to praise and thank the Lord for his many blessings!
Queen of Angels Chapel
Nov
30
November 30
Sunday 9:00 AM
Today we begin our preparation for the coming of Christ into our lives on Christmas Day.
Queen of Angels Chapel
Dec
06
December 06
Saturday 6:30 PM
“Walk to Bethlehem” will be held Saturday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. here at St. Francis Woods. There will be a program followed by a chili and sloppy joes supper in the auditorium. Tickets: $20 per person. Please contact Gerry Guzaitis at 815.464.3882 for further information or to purchase tickets.
St. Francis Woods
Dec
08
December 08
Monday 7:45 AM
On this Holy Day of Obligation, the Christian community gathers to celebrate the doctrine that Mary was conceived without original sin.
Queen of Angels Chapel
Dec
24
December 24
Wednesday 4:00 PM
Prelude music begins at 3:30 PM, followed by a festive liturgy at 4:00 PM. Celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!
Queen of Angels Chapel
Dec
25
December 25
Thursday 9:00 AM
Prelude music begins at 8:45 AM, with a festive Christmas liturgy at 9:00 AM. All are welcome to join us in celebrating Christ's birth!
Queen of Angels Chapel