2017- Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Jubilarians
A Jubilee Mass, was celebrated at Holy Family Chapel, Fruit Hill, North Providence
for those celebrating their Jubilees in 2017.
Images of Sisters not able to be present are contained in circles.
They are L-R: Sr. Lois Ann Van Delft, fmm, 60th year; Sr. Lois Houlihan, fmm , 70th year;
Sr. Mary E. Petrosky, fmm, 65th year; Sr. Helen Mary Riordan, 70th year.
Standing, 1st row L-R: Sr. Alma Dufault, fmm, 70th year; Sr. Aline Giroux, fmm, 65th year;
Sr. Frances Milano, fmm, 65th year; Sr.Carol Flaherty, fmm, 60th year;
Back Row: Sr. Noreen Murray, fmm, 50th year; Fr. Dennis Keaton, celebrant;
Sr. Emilie Duchany, fmm 60th year; Sr. Lois Anne Pereira, fmm, 50th year;
Sr. Claudette Simard, fmm, 65th year
Rhode Island Officials Pay Tribute to State’s Oldest Residents.
Sr. Savina D’ Agostino, Franciscan Missionary of Mary is congratulated by Governor Gina Raimondo. Sr. Savina is 105 years old.Sr, Savina D’Agostino, FMM entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary March 15, 1931 in Holy Family Novitiate North Providence. She made her final vows September 17, 1936. Her past ministries include sacristan, religious education, seamstress, home visitation, and care of the sick. She spent twenty six years on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Her great love is for the Navajo People who she visited in their Hogans instructing them in the Catholic faith and caring for the sick amongst them. She spent thirteen years in San Francisco and three years in St. Louis with a ministry to the elderly. A skilled seamstress, she conducted sewing and quilting classes for the residents. She spent several years as sacristan and other community services using her many gifts. She continues to be keen of mind and interested in community and world news.