Written on: May 16, 2014
Sister Frances Whitman (Sister Frances Marian)’s accent gives her away! She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and loves to share stories of that wonderful city. Sister Frances worked as an Executive Secretary before entering the Grey Nuns whom she knew from her high school years at Christ the King High School. Frances was both a principal and teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary School prior to assuming a position in administrative work in the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Since retiring to the Motherhouse in 2006, Frances has found an even more invigorating life as a member of the larger Grey Nun community and experiencing what it means to be a woman religious in today’s world!
Together we are examining our history and our present circumstances and looking toward the future – whatever and wherever that may be. Hopefully, it will be a vibrant community life that will sustain us and draw us into the future God is planning for and with us. I look to this jubilee occasion as a way of acknowledging and celebrating all the many blessings – personal and communal – that have been God’s gift to me over these 50 years. My prayer for the future is that it continues to include those dear friends and Sisters who gave and still give me such a warm welcome into community.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about our 2014 Jubilarians prior to the Congregational Jubilee celebration May 17 in Yardley, PA. Collectively these 15 women have served God and His People for 900 years! God Bless them and their families for the gift of their generous hearts and lives.