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Sister Katarina Schuth Retires – Sister Katarina was celebrated at the opening Liturgy and dinner for the St. Paul Seminary. Colleagues from the Seminary and University of St. Thomas acknowledged her incredible contributions and all the work she has done for the Church in the U.S. and seminaries beyond.

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When Cyril (Sonny) Henning died on April 29, 2017, the family established an endowment for education (Faith Formation, RCIA, Adult Education and Youth Ministries) for their local parish cluster, which includes St. Adrian, St. Anthony-Lismore and Our Lady of Good Counsel-Wilmont. They named it the "St. Francis of Assisi Endowment" to honor the Sisters of Saint Francis from Rochester who were the first teachers in their Catholic Schools and remained several years after the schools were closed. This information was received from Pat (Lewis) Henning, who is a niece of Sisters Sebastian and Bibiana, and is also related to Sister Dale.

Sister Franchon Pirkl participated in a program called "The Convenings" held at Medford High School on Tuesday, June 13, which was part of the launching of the Honoring Choices Minnesota Advance Care Planning program for Faribault and Owatonna. Cathy Wurzer, from Minnesota Public Radio, was there to share stories from her book, We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying, which was a collaboration with Dr. Bruce Kramer. Sister Franchon read Kramer's words at various points during the program.

Sister Lauren Weinandt was recognized for her 61 years of service at Saint Marys Hospital, and interviewed on television.

96-Year-Old Employee Celebrates 61 Years at Mayo Clinic (Via ABC 6 News):
http://www.KAALtv.com/news/mayo-clinic-saint-marys-sister-lauren-wienandt/4578624/?cat=10151

In-Depth at 6:30: Sister Lauren Weinandt (Via ABC 6 News):
http://www.KAALtv.com/news/st-mary-mayo-oldest-employee/4578518/?cat=10151

In memory of Sister Generose Gervais, a medical symposium is being held in her name at St. Mary's University in Winona on October 6-7, 2017, entitled: "Meaning and Purpose in Medicine."

Sister Tierney Trueman received the prestigious Karis Award. The following article was received to reprint with permission from Mayo Clinic News, updated on Monday, July 31, 2017: For Sister Tierney Trueman, living the Mayo Clinic values is simply doing her job.

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