Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Aug. 1, 2021

Reflection for Aug. 1, 2021

Bread from heaven – Bread of life

With sustenance from God, our Jubilarians give their lives in ministry to others

by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

Grumblers – the Israelites are not happy with God or Moses and grumble about their situation. Does God get upset with their grumbling? Instead of getting upset, God responds with generosity and provides them with “bread from heaven”. What a gift!

Our Gospel finds the crowd looking for Jesus. They ask for a sign from him so they might believe in him. Instead of getting upset, Jesus offers them the “Bread of life”. What a gift!

This weekend, we will celebrate the jubilees of Sisters Jeanette and Urban (80 years); Sister Paulette (70 years); Sister Sally Ann (61 years); and Sisters Christine, Donna & Rose (60 years). They have spent these years responding with generosity to God’s call to service – to prayer, to presence and to hospitality. They have relied on the “Bread from heaven – the Bread of life” to strengthen them in their journey of faith as they have touched many hearts and continue to show the face of God to so many! May their examples inspire all of us to be generous responders to God's call and to  remember that we, too, are strengthened by the Bread of Life.


Sharon McNulty
07/30/2021 8:46 am

Thanks for your ministry !

Julie Drzewiecki
07/30/2021 10:31 am

Congratulations to the Sisters on their Jubilees!

Mary B Krainz
07/30/2021 12:36 pm

Thankful for your many years of faithful, loving service. God bless you all!

Bobbie Reinhart
07/30/2021 4:03 pm

Congratulations to your SISTERS! Now I have to tell you about my special SISTER friend! I was looking for the Franciscan nuns that taught me at St Anne’s grade school in Menominee, Mi. One of them was a Sr Mary Charles and I found out she was living at the convent in Manitowoc! I made an appointment to meet her and it turned out she was not my teacher. Guess what? It turned out she became my forever friend. I love visiting her! This year Sr Mary Charles Hlinak celebrates her 75th Jubilee! She is blessed and I am blessed to have found her!

Al Herrman
07/30/2021 7:43 pm

We, our children, and their children have benefited from your service and commitment to God.

We are eternally grateful.

Father Bill Jacobs
07/31/2021 6:09 am

Thanks for your lovely Reflection! I loved the comparison of how he fed them...

Loved the News on the Jubilees.

Sister Jeanette was one of the finest teachers and finest individuals I ever met. Her work at Holy Cross was absolutely wonderful. Her contact with me all these years has been heart-warming. She was the best! Tell her I sent her a "Virtual Hug" to help celebrate this special occasion..

Congrats to all the Sisters being honored this weekend! Father Bill

Bonnie Wainio
07/31/2021 4:18 pm

Congratulations to all the sisters!

Debbie Tahany
07/31/2021 7:42 pm

Jubilee blessings to all the celebrants!!!

08/01/2021 6:15 pm

Congrats to all Jubilees........Thank You Sisters....

Sr. Rose Jochmann
08/03/2021 2:00 pm

Yes, what a gift - The Bread of Life!

Lynda Weingart
08/11/2021 8:16 pm

Congrats to all you devoted servants of God. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do!

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