Sisters at Maria Joseph celebrate council

Photos and story by David Eck

There were plenty of smiles and laughs on July 15 as the Sisters living in Emma Hall at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton celebrated council for the last four years of service to the Congregation with prayer and root beer floats.

Current councilmembers also thanked the Sisters for their many prayers and good thoughts.

“I don’t think you realize just how much your prayers mean to us,” said Sisters Joyce Lehman, president. “Your prayers carry us through some of the tougher times.”

The current council terms ends August 1.

Sister Louella (M. Victor) Huelskamp enjoys
a root beer float as Sister Joyce Lehman

From left, Sisters Cleophas Schumacher, Nancy
Recker and Carmen Voisard during a prayer
for the council.

From left, Sisters Adeline Mertz, Cleophas
Schumacher and Carmen Voisard enjoy their root
beer floats.

A display from the Sisters living at the
Maria Joseph Center.

From left Sister Joyce Lehman, chats with
Sisters Dolores (Michelene) Keller and
Marjorie (Paulita) Huelsman.

Sisters Carolyn Henkenius, Joanella Whaley and
Virgine Elking smile as they enjoy their ice cream