Sr. Maria Celebrates 90th Birthday

On September 15, 2011, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Bishop Francis Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Monastery in honor of Sr. Maria's 90th Birthday. He was assisted on the altar by Fr. Shafique Masih Hadayat, Fr. Michael Green, O.S.B., Fr. John Martin Shimkus O.S.B, Fr. Loren O'Dea, and Fr. Michael Monshau, O.P.

    Paul and Mary Alice Maez, Sr. Maria's brother and sister-in-law flew in from Albuquerque, N.M. for this special occasion.

Long time friend of Sr. Maria, Jean Lawson gave Sister a surprise visit!  

Following Mass Friends and Family enjoy a tasty pot-luck meal and cake provided for by so many good and generous friends of the Community.


Sr. Maria with Paul and Mary Alice Maez and family friend Mary Ann Jojola.


Bishop Reiss enjoys meal with Benedictine Fr. Mike Green and Fr. John Martin, and Dominican Father Michael Monshau.


"Happy Birthday to You"

 No good party is without its clean up crew!


Thank you to all who made Sr. Maria's Birthday Celebration so special with memories to last a long life-time!

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