Sisters in the Sun Bench Campaign

(Pictured above: Sr. Mary Arnold Tan (left) and Sr. Mary Rita Kuhn.)

Thanks to many generous donors, the Sisters of St. Joseph have 20 new, all-weather outdoor benches on the grounds of the Community Living Center. The Sisters are grateful for the opportunity to meet with friends in comfort and safety, sit in their beautiful gardens throughout the seasons, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of their home.

Sr. Jean Baptiste DiLuzio (seated) and Sr. Andre Feulner.

A huge thank you to the SSJ maintenance staff for assembling and placing the benches and affixing the donor plaques. Please enjoy reading the plaque messages, which are included below.

Please join us
Sunday, October 22
Liturgy at 9 a.m.

followed by Bench Blessing
and Continental Breakfast

Any questions, contact Almi Clerkin or 814-836-4202. Maps indicating the location of the benches will be available at the 10/22 event and at the CLC.



¨ In Loving Memory of Maureen Barrett VMA ’63
Love, Mike & Paula Barrett

¨ In memory of James F. Grisé Take time to enjoy nature’s beauty

¨ With grateful thanks for a fine education
Captain Eileen F. MacKrell, USN

¨ Blessed are the Caregivers ~ In honor of Jeane Hauser, BSN RN, Villa Maria College Class of 1978.
Donated by Matt, Kaetlyn, and Sarah Hauser

¨ In loving memory of my parents, Alice and Bob Orr
Nellie Orr Cyr and David Cyr

¨ Be the Sunshine – Matthew 5:16

¨ The Drexler Family

 ¨ In memory of Sisters Margaret Arcelia Proesl, SSJ, Mary Judith Gausman, SSJ, and Anita James Gausman, SSJ
The Gausman Family

¨ In Honor of Sr. Sally Villa, SSJ
With love from her children

¨ In honor of Mary Rita Kuhn, SSJ, and Mary Arnold Tann, SSJ
Villa Maria Academy Class of 1970                                                

¨ In memory of Sister Marie Celeste Bindseil (1922-2017)  A devoted Sister of St. Joseph for 75 years      
Lovingly, the Larry & Edwin Bindseil Families

¨ There are two lasting things we can give our children…one is roots, the other – wings
Donated by Midge Hilbert Klebes

¨ In memory of Cynthia McLaughlin, VMA ’69 and Michele McLaughlin Suprunowicz, VMA ’74

¨ In memory of Chuck, Nancy, and Paul Campagne

¨ In memory of Thomas Lyons, from those who loved you…

¨ From: Joy Mainzer Greco
In memory of Leonie Shanley, SSJ and Teresa Marie Bohren, SSJ  

¨ Class of 1954 – Villa Maria Academy (two benches)

¨ In honor of the Sisters of St. Joseph Peggy and Anthony Rusnak

¨ In memory of  Mary Thomas Downing, SSJ     
Arlene Chaney and Jeanne Marie Ryan


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