Diocese of Erie Celebrates Women Religious Jubilarians

Nine Benedictine Sisters of Erie were among the women religious honored by the Erie Diocese at a special celebration for Women Religious Jubilarians. The annual event, hosted by Bishop Persico, Bishop of the Diocese of Erie, began with a Eucharistic Liturgy and continued with a special dinner. Sister Nancy Fischer, SSJ, director of the Diocesan Office for Religious, was integral to the planning of the event.

“It was a lovely evening,” shared Sister Rita Zattosky who is celebrating 60 years of monastic profession. “The mass was beautiful, the dinner was delicious, and the company enjoyable. The women religious in the Diocese of Erie have always gotten along and worked well together. It was very nice being together for this special celebration.”

All of the Benedictine Jubilarians were able to be present:
60 Years
Sister Mary Therese Egan,
Sister Justina Gutowski
Sister Phyllis Schleicher
Sister Rita Zattosky

50 years
Sister Mary Susan Hallstein
Sister Marla Bleil
Sister Janet Goetz
Sister Dorothy Stoner
Sister Susan Freitag

Photos courtesy of Anne-Marie Welsh, executive editor of Faith magazine and director of the Office of Communications for the Erie Diocese.