The annual Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Memorial Mass and dinner will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at St. Patrick Church in Benton, Wisconsin. Father Mazzuchelli is known in Iowa and Wisconsin for establishing at least 35 parish communities, designing and building at least 24 churches, and founding the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. He was declared “Venerable” by Pope John Paul II, the first step to sainthood. The day’s events also include a tour of St. Augustine Church in New Diggings, Wisconsin, and Father Mazzuchelli’s home and grave site in Benton. The public is invited. For more information, call 608-965-4517.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Global Sisters Report
Dominican Volunteer Mary Clare Mazzocchi recently finished her one-year commission at Immaculate Conception Academy in San Francisco. The school is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Her final article in GSR’s “Notes from the Field” summer blog project, she writes about her experience living with the sisters at Immaculate Conception Priory. Read article
Less than a week after the United States celebrated its 239th birthday on the Fourth of July, Sister Nery “Luchy” Sori, OP, became one of its newest citizens. Sister Luchy was one of 89 people to take the Oath of Allegiance in a July 9 Naturalization Ceremony in the Federal District Court in Detroit, Michigan. She had passed her citizenship test on July 6. Sister Luchy applied for citizenship in November 2014 after moving to Adrian, Michigan from New Orleans, where she had been engaged in Hispanic ministry. She is a native of the Dominican Republic. Read more