Five Unique Women, One Amazing Commitment, 245 Years of Excellence

Five Unique Women, One Amazing Commitment, 245 Years of Excellence

https://www.ssmo.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/sisters_of_st._mary_of_oregon_jubilee_trailer-1080p.mp4   The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon celebrate Jubilee Seventy-five years in the same career. Can you fathom it? Sister Clare Vandecoevering can. She joined the...
Meet 2022 Jubilarian Sister Juana Gutierrez

Meet 2022 Jubilarian Sister Juana Gutierrez

“God was always part of our life as a family. However, it took 27 years before I could say, ‘Yes,’ to religious life.” said Sister Juana Gutierrez, a  Sister of St. Mary of Oregon.  This July, Sister Juana will celebrate 25 years of service to God during the Sisters...

Meet 2022 Jubilarian Sister Clare Vandecoevering

Born in 1930, Sr. Clare Vandecoevering felt an early call to God’s service — in the first grade. She considered herself a regular kid who enjoyed playing, talking with friends and even finding herself standing in the corner for socializing a little too much in...

Meet 2022 Jubilarian Sister Julie Doan

“Everything is a gift from God,” says Sister Julie Doan, as she reflects on the journey that led her to the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. “My call to be a religious sister was postponed a couple of times, but the Sisters’ warm and welcoming spirit captured me.”  This...

Meet 2022 Jubilarian Sister Patricia Lulay

Sister Patricia Lulay said she was literally “born into the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.” She was one of nine in her family, always surrounded by religious women and priests in Sublimity, Oregon.   When she was in third grade, her teacher, Sister Beatrice Rigert,...

Meet 2022 Jubilarian Sister Theresa Ann

Sister Theresa Ann Bunker celebrates seven decades of service to God this July, during the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon’s Jubilee celebration.  Sr. Theresa Ann was born on Nov. 5, 1933, at her family farm home in Dayton Prairie, Oregon, in Yamhill County. Her birth...