SISTER MARGUERITE DANKULICH, SS.C.M., 90

Marguerite Dankulich was born in Pittston, PA, on July 1, 1932, the daughter of George and Mary (Staso) Dankulich. Marguerite Dankulich was born in Pittston, PA, on July 1, 1932, the daughter of George and Mary (Staso) Dankulich.  Marguerite…
Sister Mary Paul Kurator

Sister Mary Paul Kurator, SS.C.M., 90

Sister Mary Paul (Lucy Kurator) died on February 10, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  Born in Gary, IN, she was the daughter of Paul and Mary (Pavlov) Kurator.  She attended Holy Trinity School in Gary, IN, and graduated…
Sister M. Cyrilline Biel

Sister M. Cyrilline Biel, SS.C.M., 91

Bernardine Biel was born in Whiting, IN, the daughter of Stephen and Mary (Chomistek) Biel. She attended Immaculate Conception School and Junior High and graduated from George Rogers Clark High School, all in Whiting, IN. Bernardine entered…
Sister M. John Vianney Vranak

Sister M. John Vianney Vranak, SS.C.M., 88

Frances Vranak was born in Chicago, IL, on March 5, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Duratinsky) Vranak.  She had two sisters, Theresa and Dolores.  Sister John Vianney believed her parents were the most powerful influence during her…
Sister M. Noel Stasko

Sister M. Noel Stasko, SS.C.M., 91

Anna Stasko was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, the daughter of Paul and Anna (Mucha) Stasko on April 16, 1929.  She attended Holy Trinity School in Perth Amboy and graduated from St. Cyril Academy, Danville, PA, in 1947. Responding to a call to…
Sister M. Rosanne Kmetz

Sister M. Rosanne Kmetz SS.C.M., 88

Sister Rosanne died on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Maria Hall in Danville.  Margaret Kmetz was born in Gary, IN, on September 23, 1932, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hreha) Kmetz.  She attended Holy Trinity School in Gary and graduated…
Sister Virginia Zapotocky

Sister Virginia Zapotocky, SS.C.M., 82

Sister Virginia Zapotocky died on August 19, 2020, at Emmanuel Center, Danville.  She was born on July 18, 1938, in Wilburton, PA, the daughter of Michael and Johanna (Vasil) Zapotocky. Virginia attended Conyngham Township Schools and completed…

Sister M. Zoé Zollar, SS.C.M., 89

Sister Maria Zoé (Ann Therese Zollar) died on July 23, 2020, at Emmanuel Center, Danville.  Born on January 10, 1931, in Duluth, MN, she was the daughter of John and Anne Zollar. Ann Therese was one of six Zollar children. She attended St.…
Sister Mary Gilbert Dluhy

Sister Mary Gilbert Dluhy, SS.C.M., 92

Elizabeth Helen Dluhy was born on January 10, 1928, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Whyherek) Dluhy.  She graduated from St. Michael Elementary School and St. Casimir Academy, both in Chicago.  She entered the Sisters…
Sister Cynthia Marie Gazdo

Sister Cynthia Marie Gazdo, SS.C.M., 78

Patricia Anna Gazdo was born in Uniontown, PA, on February 11, 1942, the second of four children and the daughter of Peter and Suzanna (Brinza) Gazdo.   Patricia attended Holy Rosary School in Republic, PA, and completed her education…
Sister Margaret Mary Fest

Sister Margaret Mary Fest, SS.C.M., 77

Born on August 17, 1943, in Bloomsburg, PA, Frances Elizabeth Fest was the daughter of Paul and Arlene (Johnson) Fest. Frances attended Benjamin Franklin School in Bloomsburg and the Villa Sacred Heart Elementary School from 1951 to 1954. From…
Sister Florence Marcin

Sister Florence Marcin, SS.C.M., 94

Sister Florence Marcin (formerly Sister M. Hilary) died on January 28, 2020, at Emmanuel Center, Danville, PA.  She was born on April 11, 1926, in Swoyersville, PA, the daughter of John and Mary (Olejnik) Marcin.  Florence graduated from…
Sister M. Paulette Lendacky, SS.C.M

Sister M. Paulette Lendacky, SS.C.M0., 92

Sister Paulette (Mary Theresa Lendacky) died at Emmanuel Center, Danville, on October 23, 2019.  She was born in Swedesburg, PA on January 26, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Pauline (Posivak) Lendacky. Mary Theresa attended Mother…
Sister M. Teresita Iskra

Sister M. Teresita Iskra, SS.C.M., 85

Mary E. Iskra was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of John and Veronica (Greytak) Iskra.  She received her primary education at Sacred Heart School in Wilkes-Barre, the first school in which the newly-established Sisters of Saints Cyril…
Sister M. Cabrini Steber

Sister M. Cabrini Steber, SS.C.M., 91

Mary Steber) was born in Coxeville, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kotch) Steber. She attended Coxeville Public School, Beaver Meadows and St. Joseph School, Hazleton, and graduated from St. Cyril Academy, Danville.  Mary entered…
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In Honor of National Catholic Sisters Week

Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., shared her vocation story.
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The Sisters invited all to join them in praying

for the sick during a Prayer Outside the Walls in February. Prayer Outside the Walls events are conducted regularly and can be joined virtually via Facebook.
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The beautiful music of

the Susquehanna University Choir and Chamber Singers in the Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius in March lifted our hearts and minds to God.
Sister Pamela Smith, SS.C.M., works at St. Francis Center, welcoming and providing living essentials to migrants arriving at St. Helena Island, S.C. She was recently named South Carolina 2018 Woman Religious of the Year.
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A Vocation Journey

by Sister Pamela Smith, SS.C.M. For several consecutive Lenten Sundays, I’ve been at the Mass in Spanish in our parish. I’ve also attended Mass in English with the five other sisters who are part of our local community, but I have some…

SISTER MARIA GORETTI HUDAK, SS.C.M., 88

Sister Maria Goretti (Anna Marie) Hudak died on Feb. 16, 2018 at Emmanuel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on Dec. 15, 1929 in Hazleton to John and Anna (Jancar [Johnson]) Hudak. She attended Saint Joseph School and graduated…
Sister M. Isidore Tomaščak, SS.C.M.,

SISTER M. ISIDORE TOMAŠČAK, SS.C.M., 89

Sister M. Isidore (Agnes) Tomaš?ak was born in New Milford, Conn. She was the oldest daughter of Andrew and Veronica (Piskura) Tomaš?ak, proceeded by five sisters and eight brothers. Sister Isidore attended Saints Cyril and Methodius Commercial…

SISTER TERESA URDA, SS.C.M., 74

Sister Teresa Urda, 74, died at Maria Hall, Danville, on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Torrington, Conn., and was one of five children born to the late Andrew and Helen (Vasko) Urda. She attended Sacred Heart School…
Sister M. Rosamund, SS.C.M., 96

SISTER M. ROSAMUND DUPAK, SS.C.M., 96

Sister M. Rosamund (Helen C.) Dupak died at Emmanuel Center, Danville, Pa. on Jan. 14, 2017. She was one of nine children born to Joseph and Johanna (Fedorko) Dupak on Sept. 25, 1920 in Exeter, Pa. Sister Rosamund attended Saint John the…

SISTER M. KAREN WILSON, SS.C.M., 81

Sister M. Karen (Frances) Wilson died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. on Nov. 24, 2016.  Born on Nov. 9, 1935, in Montreal, Canada, she was the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Paquette) Wilson. She became a naturalized citizen in…

SISTER M. MERCEDES VOYTKO, SS.C.M., 85

Sister M. Mercedes (Victoria) Voytko died on Sept. 8, 2016, at Emmanuel Center, Danville, Pa. Born on June 2, 1931 in Humboldt, Pa., she was the youngest child of Michael and Anna (Vantuch) Voytko. Sister Mercedes attended elementary school…