Reflection on the Life of Sister Michelle Rheinlander, OSB

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Jubilarians gather for a photo in 2012. Back row, l-r: Sisters Sandra Brunenn, Margaret Suerth, Martina Brinkschroeder; front row, l-r: Jozefa Seskar, Michelle Rheinlander.

By Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB

“Come, you whom my Father has blessed, says the Lord; Inherit the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.”

Truly, Sister Michelle has been blessed by God … and in turn she has been a blessing to each of us and the countless numbers of people she has served. Continue Reading

Sister Margaret Suerth, OSB: 1932-2014

Sr.-Margaret-Suerth,-OSB2Sister Margaret (John Marie) Suerth, O.S.B., 82, of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Monastery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel at St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island.  Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.  Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Monastery, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan is in charge of arrangements.  Continue Reading

Sister Cabrini Rael, OSB 1928-2013

Sister Cabrini A. Rael O.S.B., 85, of St Mary Monastery, Rock Island, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at UnityPoint Health-Trinity, Rock Island.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday in the Chapel of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Monastery, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Continue Reading