Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Obituaries

Celebrating the Life of Sister Barbara Siderewicz, OSF

Celebrating the Life of Sister Barbara Siderewicz, OSF

SISTER BARBARA SIDEREWICZ, 1949-2024 Discernment is a contemplative life stance of being attuned to the Holy Spirit for the sake of Mission. -- Community Discernment Statement Sister Barbara Siderewicz gave her life totally to God when she professed her vows as a...

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Celebrating the Life of Sister Clarice Faltus, OSF

Celebrating the Life of Sister Clarice Faltus, OSF

Sister Clarice Faltus was born into eternal life at the age of 93 on March 2, 2024, after 69 years as a Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Sister Clarice Faltus, nee Barbara Ann, was the second of four daughters born to Clara and Bertram Faltus in East...

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Celebrating the Life of Sister Elaine Urbanek, OSF

Celebrating the Life of Sister Elaine Urbanek, OSF

SISTER ELAINE URBANEK September 1, 1923 – December 27, 2022 “It should be obvious that they are joyful, good-humored and happy in the Lord.” Third Order Regular Rule V,20 Indeed, Sister Elaine was joyful and happy in the Lord. Even as her slight body waited upon the...

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Celebrating the Life of Sister Gale Bednarek, 1943-2021

Celebrating the Life of Sister Gale Bednarek, 1943-2021

On October 27, 2021, Sister Gale Bednarek, our resident Scripture scholar, left us for the fullness of God’s light and love. Sister Gale was baptized Lucille Michaeline, the name given by her parents Victoria and Lucian Bednarek, at St. Joseph's Church in Chicago...

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Celebrating the Life of Sister Victoria Munoz, 1941 to 2021

Celebrating the Life of Sister Victoria Munoz, 1941 to 2021

Our dear Sister Victoria took flight and went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2021. She had waited a long time for this homecoming often asking what was taking the Lord so long. Then in a flash of light on Independence Day, she was set free. Sister Victoria, born...

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Celebrating The Life of Sister Jovita Chierek, OSF

Celebrating The Life of Sister Jovita Chierek, OSF

Our dear Sister Jovita went to her rest in the arms of our loving God on February 16. Sister Jovita received all of her sacraments and elementary education at St Stanislaus Parish in St Louis. It is here that her spirit was touched by the Franciscan Sisters. She...

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Celebrating The Life of Sister Loraine Brzozowski OSF

Celebrating The Life of Sister Loraine Brzozowski OSF

Our dear Sister Loraine went to her rest in the arms of our loving God on August 19. Coming to us from Dayton, Ohio, Sister Loraine entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1950 and professed perpetual vows in 1955. She received her BA from Mary...

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Celebrating The Life of Sr. Judith Tokarczyk OSF

Celebrating The Life of Sr. Judith Tokarczyk OSF

Sister Judith, a sister for 69 years, died February 14, 2018 at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Born in Sioux City, Iowa in 1929, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1945 and professed perpetual vows in 1951. She received...

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Celebrating the Life of Sister Maria Tessari

Celebrating the Life of Sister Maria Tessari

SISTER MARIA TESSARI, O.S.F. 1943-2018 Our dear Sister Maria Tessari went home to the Lord on January 16. She was a truly humble, prayerful woman of faith and courage whose spirit always radiated joy and peace. She was an excellent teacher, a compassionate pastoral...

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Celebrating The Life of Sr. Miriam Sitarz OSF

Celebrating The Life of Sr. Miriam Sitarz OSF

Obituary – Sr. Miriam Sitarz OSF Sister Miriam, 100, a sister for 84 years, died June 3, 2017 at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1917, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1930 and...

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Celebrating the Life of Sr. Marcy Romine O.S.F.

Celebrating the Life of Sr. Marcy Romine O.S.F.

Obituary – Sr. Marcy Romine O.S.F. Sr. Marcy Romine, 67, a sister for 47 years, died February 14, 2017 at her apartment in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 1968 and...

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Celebrating the Life of Sr. Gerarda Augustyniak

Celebrating the Life of Sr. Gerarda Augustyniak

Obituary – Sr. Gerarda Augustyniak Sister Gerarda Augustyniak, 95, a sister for 78 years, died December 29, 2016 at Mary, Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1921, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in...

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