Reining, Sister Bernardone of the Sisters of St. Clare, Saginaw, Michigan, died, Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was born on May 25, 1918, in Adrian, Minnesota. Sister Bernardone devoted 81 years in prayer and service to God as a Catholic Religious sister.

Visitation with the sisters will take place at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6400 McCarty Rd, on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2 – 7 p.m., and on Monday, January 15 from 10:00 -- 11:00 a.m. A Vigil Liturgy, led by Sr. Dianne Doughty, O.S.C. will take place on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Church. The funeral Mass will take place in the Church on Monday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery following a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to express sympathy may give memorials to the Community Village Assisted Living, Saginaw, MI, or to the Sisters of St Clare Retirement Fund.

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Sister Bernie – Simply Herself April, 2014

This video captures much of what we love and respect about Sister Bernardone. In her own direct and loving way, she describes what it was like to grow up as one of ten children on a farm. She tells of her early years as a nun, and her joy at now being part of the community of Poor Clares in Saginaw. This year, 2014, marks her 75th year as a sister.

Walking each other home

This Week’s Sunday Journal

by Fr. Kelly

Sunday Journal
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 14, 2018

JN 1:35-42

Connecting the dots…

The Christmas Season is over. We are now in a brief period of “Ordinary Time.” (Ash Wednesday is early this year…actually Valentine’s Day… make plans to take your sweetheart to dinner…BEFORE 2/14). So when I sat down to give some serious reflection time to this Sunday’s Readings, I expected to make a jarring leap from Bethlehem to Galilee, a span of about 30 years. The jump was softened for me when I shifted my attention from Jesus and His mission to the other characters in the story.....

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