Sr. Dulciosa Czerwiec (1926-2015)

Aug. 9, 1926 – Jan. 19, 2015 The ninth of 11 children, young Eleonore attended St. Adalbert School in Chicago with her five sisters and five brothers.  From her childhood, she was known as the kind of person who could get along with everyone – from her classmates at...

Sr. Elizabeth Daher (1928-2015)

July 4, 1928 – Jan. 8, 2015 The ninth of 12 children, Juliette Daher grew up in a family of 10 children as two siblings died in infancy. Her parents, Habeeb Daher and Mary Razook, emigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon. Starting in fourth grade, Juliette attended the...

Sr. Feliciana Ziemba (1920-2014)

May 29, 1920—Dec. 23, 2014 A Chicago native who spent most of her ministerial life in Texas, Sr. Feliciana Ziemba dedicated 62 years to nursing. The oldest of four children, young Stephanie Ziemba grew up in St. Adalbert Parish in Chicago, becoming a CSFN aspirant...

Sr. Amata Sweeney (1922-2014)

July 2, 1922-Oct. 21, 2014 Whenever someone asked Sr. Amata Sweeney how she was doing, she always responded, “I’m happy and I’m blessed.”  This approach to life can be traced back to her early years in Texas, the second child of Francis Sweeney and Sarah Hazel Walsh,...

Sr. Rose Thelma Meckowska (1924-2014)

Jan. 1, 1924 – Oct. 6, 2014 The youngest of five children, Rose Meckowska brought in the New Year in 1924 in Palmer, PA.  Eventually, the family moved to Brooklyn, where young Rose was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She attended the sisters’...

Sr. Rita Kathryn Sperka (1938-2014)

Jan.3, 1938 – Sept. 27, 2014 Sr. Rita Kathryn Sperka’s life in Nazareth took her from Philadelphia’s Bridesburg neighborhood to Torresdale in Philadelphia; Albano, Italy; Brooklyn and Wading River, NY; Washington, DC; Worcester, MA; Bridgeport, CT; Australia;...