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Biographies of 2019 religious jubilarians

The following religious, celebrating anniversaries of their profession, were honored at the annual Mass for the World Day of Consecrated Life, celebrated Feb. 2, 2019 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop Thomas Wenski. Read his homily here


DIAMOND JUBILEE – 60 YEARS

Brother Edmund Sheehan, Marist Brothers

Marist Brother Edmund Sheehan

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Marist Brother Edmund Sheehan

Born in New York March 10, 1941, Brother Edmund entered the Marist Brothers juniorate in Esopus, N.Y. in 1957 and received the Marist habit on Aug. 15, 1959. He made his first profession Aug. 15, 1960, and final profession July 16, 1965. He continued his education throughout his career earning degrees from Marist College, the University of Miami, New York University, and the University of Texas, Austin. For the past 35 years, Brother Edmund has worked as an English teacher, school administrator and most recently librarian at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami. He also taught at Archbishop Molloy High School in New York, Marist High School in New Jersey, St. Joseph Academy in Texas and Servite High School in California.  

 

 

SILVER JUBILEE – 25 YEARS

Sister Marygracious Onwukwe, Daughters Mary Mother of Mercy

Sister Marygracious Onwukwe, Daughters Mary Mother of Mercy

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Sister Marygracious Onwukwe, Daughters Mary Mother of Mercy

Sister Maryg, as she is known, was born May 25,1969, in Nigeria. She entered the Daughters Mary Mother of Mercy in Nigeria and professed her first vows May 2, 1994, in the Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria. Trained as a nurse, after her religious profession she served in her hometown as a nurse at a clinic. In 2008 she came to Miami where she served at St. Anne’s Nursing Home until 2009. From 2009 to 2017, she went to Maryland where she served at a nursing home. She is now back in Miami and serving at Baptist Hospital Homestead.

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