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Men, women religious celebrate jubilees

July 10, 2015


The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael will celebrate 2015 jubilarians July 26 with Mass and a reception in San Rafael.



Sister Karen Mary Conover, BVM is celebrating 50 years in religious life entering July 31, 1965. Sister Karen was a secondary school music and chemistry teacher at St. Paul High School, San Francisco, where she also served in campus/youth ministry and as vice principal. She currently teaches high school in the Diocese of Oakland. “I treasure the sense of ‘sisterhood’ which binds us together in the spirit of our foundress Mary Frances Clarke,” Sister Karen said.

Sister Loretta Hubl is celebrating 50 years in religious life entering July 31, 1965. Sister Loretta served as bookkeeper and teacher at St. Paul School, San Francisco. She has also served in ministry in Iowa and Southern California. “I am so blessed to have such a beautiful and supportive BVM family. I have always had the desire to serve the poor,” Sister Loretta said.

Sister Anne Marie McKenna is celebrating 50 years in religious life entering from St. Paul Parish, San Francisco on July 31, 1965. Sister Anne Marie served as elementary school teacher at St. Paul and also served in Oregon, New York, Chicago and Iowa and the Diocese of Oakland. She is currently the liturgy and music coordinator at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Burlingame.

“It is a wonderful feeling of connection when someone sees ‘BVM’ after my name, and tells me about their BVM connection – aunt, teacher, school – and often far from California!” Sister Anne Marie said.

Sister Kathleen Sinclair is celebrating 25 years in religious life entering on Sept. 9, 1990. Sister Kathleen was area director and program coordinator at the Jesuit Volunteer Corps SW in San Francisco and served additionally in Iowa and Illinois, where she currently serves at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein. “God’s grace and the guidance of the Holy Spirit has allowed me the good fortune of working for a variety of educational institutions during my years as a BVM sister,” Sister Kathleen said. “Each was a grace and blessing for me.”



Brother Lawrence Scrivani, SM celebrates 50 years profession having taken first vows Aug. 15, 1965. Born in San Francisco, he is a graduate of School of the Epiphany and Archbishop Riordan High School. Now living in the Marianists’ Cupertino residence, he will be 69 years old Aug. 27. He currently assists as a volunteer archivist for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

“Jesus said that anyone who gives up family and property for the sake of his kingdom will receive many times as much in this life as well as life everlasting to come. I have found his words to be exactly fulfilled.”

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