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Adrian Dominican Sisters celebrate jubilees

September 14, 2017

22 O’Reilly THUMBSister Virginia O’Reilly, OP
Sister Virginia O’Reilly celebrates 75 years as an Adrian Dominican Sister. She entered the congregation on June 21, 1942, made first profession of vows on Jan. 4, 1944, and professed perpetual vows on Jan. 4, 1949. Sister Virginia is a licensed psychologist earning her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, in 1977. Being an Adrian Dominican Sister “has been the most important thing in my life,” she said.

22 Rybarczyk THUMBSister Mary Ann Rybarczyk, OP
Sister Mary Ann Rybarczyk, formerly known as Sister Albert Anne, is celebrating 70 years as an Adrian Dominican Sister. She entered the congregation in February 1947, made first profession of vows on Aug. 5, 1948 and final profession on Aug. 5, 1953. Sister Mary Ann taught at St. Brendan School, San Francisco in the 60s. “I’m so blessed to be in our community. I loved every minute of every day that I’ve been in the community,” she said.

22 Lombaer THUMBSister Frances Lombaer, OP
Sister Frances Lombaer celebrates 60 years of religious life. She professed first vows in 1958, and made final vows in 1963. Sister Francis served in the 80s as assistant director of religious education for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. “From my first day, God blessed my life and ministry in the Adrian Dominican Congregation,” Sister Fran said.

22 Florek THUMBSister Corinne Florek, OP
Sister Corinne Florek is celebrating 50 years of religious life. She professed first vows in 1968 and final vows in 1977. Sister Corinne holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and since 2008 has served in the Diocese of Oakland as executive director of the Religious Communities Investment Fund, managing more than $8 million for 26 religious congregations. “Being part of the congregation has enabled me to learn about social justice and how to be an effective advocate for justice,” Sister Corinne said.

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