Sisters Pat and Mary Amy entered the novitiate at St. Francis Convent on August 12, 1941, and made their final profession of vows on August 12, 1946. Together, they have seen many changes in the Church and the Franciscan Community throughout these 75 years.
Sister Patrice Kiefer
As she looks back on her call to religious life 75 years ago, she said, “With the gift of each day comes the call to respond during the day to the needs of others.” She is reminded of a Franciscan statement by which she has tried to live her life: “The spirit of woman is made to be a ‘living listen,’ one who hears and lives out her answer.” She listens to the inner call and responds. “If peace came with my response, I knew it was the right decision.”
Sister Mary Amy Schreiner
“In celebrating my 75 years of religious life,” she said, “I give thanks for the marvelous ways in which God has led me to respond to the Holy Spirit through my parents, wise teachers and loving sisters with whom I lived and worked these many years. I have no doubt that I can trust in God who loves me so unconditionally.”