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Sunday, 08 August 2021 13:50

Profession Mass held for Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

08 08 2021 Alton Sisters Profession Mass with PaprockiALTON — The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George celebrated the first profession of one novice and the reception into the novitiate of four postulants during Mass on Aug. 2.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki was the main celebrant of the Mass, held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton.

The novice who made first profession is Sister M. Elizabeth Grace Donahue, daughter of Neil Donahue of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Lydia Donahue of Knoxville, Tenn.

Receiving the habit, veil and new religious names were Stacy Butler, daughter of Michael and Cristina Butler of Seabrook, Texas (Sister M. Giorgiana, after Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati); Claire Callahan, daughter of John Callahan of Dugger, Ind., and Toni Taylor of Farmersburg, Ind. (Sister Mary Paul, after St. Paul the Apostle); JinYu Burnham, daughter of Gene and Margene Burnham of Pond Creek, Okla. (Sister Stana Maria, after Blessed Stanley Rother); and Amber Robinson, daughter of Nick and Becky Robinson, of Glen Carbon (Sister M. Magdalena, after St. Mary Magdalene).