Preparation for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the
Death of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik on September 20, 1918
A Reading from the Chronicle of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik
"Despite all the difficulties and troubles, I never felt completely exhausted. My greatest joy was when I knelt down to say the evening prayers and rosary with the residents and saw how fervently and willingly they participated in the religious exercises, although the situation was quite the reverse when they first came to us."
Sculpture of Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, Foundress of the
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago unveiled during celebration Mass
On April 23, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago celebrated its 150th Anniversary. Over 1,500 people attended a special anniversary Mass and celebration led by Cardinal Blase Cupich. The historic church was decorated with red and white ornaments as celebrants representing both the Polish and Hispanic communities marched in. During the procession, parishioners carried banners in and wore uniforms representing their culture and communities. Parishioners then prayed and sang in Polish, Spanish and English during the anniversary Mass.
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Sister M. Bernadette Bajusick, General Minister of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago reflects on our foundress Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik.