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50 Years in 2014

Lydia Steele, CDP

Sister Lydia Steele, formerly Sister Mary Philip, entered religious life from Most Blessed Sacrament parish in Quincy, Ma. She credits her family and the teachers who taught her in elementary school with influencing her decision to become a Sister.

Josephine Macias, CDP

Sister Josephine Macias, formerly Sister Marie Anselm, entered religious life from Our Lady Queen of Peace in Harper Woods, Mi. As a sophomore in public high school, she came to a strong realization that she was meant to be a Sister. Her parish priest suggested that she meet with the Sisters who taught at Our Lady Queen of Peace. It was there that she met Sister Teresa Bernhart, who invited her to a weekend retreat at Providence Heights.

Juliana Frisoli, CDP

Sister Juliana Frisoli is a clinical social worker with Figman Psychiatric Group in Raynham, Mass.

Sister Juliana entered the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1964 from her home parish of Most Blessed Sacrament in Quincy, Mass. She taught and worked in financial administration at Sacred Heart Elementary School (Kingston, Mass., 1967-91), and has been a social worker/therapist since 1993.

Juanita Torres Acevedo, CDP

Sister Juanita Torres Acevedo entered religious life from Sacred Heart Parish in Puerto Rico. From her earliest memories, she credits the Sisters of Divine Providence as being her greatest influence in becoming a Sister.

Lois Spinnenweber, CDP

Sister Lois Spinnenweber, formerly Sister Keith, entered religious life from St. Joseph in Mount Oliver, Pa. Having attended Catholic grade school and high school, it was the Sisters who taught her that she credits with influencing her decision to become a Sister. Their devotion and prayer life were inspirational to her, and she felt a deep peace in her heart when she made her decision to enter religious life.