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The Power of Possibility: Celebrating Foundation Day

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By Sr. Barbara Hudock, ASC

Today, on March 4, we remember the founding of our community. We celebrate in a special way this year with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood who are preparing to celebrate their 200th anniversary on July 1.

Twelve years before the founding of the Adorers, Maria’s spirit was moved by the mission given by Gaspar Del Bufalo, CPPS, who founded this new congregation of priests only six years earlier.

We celebrate our founding and realize that we stand on the shoulders of leaders who responded to God’s call in their day.

Auto Worker, Ship Builder, and Quilt Maker

By Sr. Olivia Woltering, ASC

Recently I began reading the annals of the Catholic Children’s Home in Alton, Ill., where many Adorers, including myself, ministered in various capacities and lengths of time over the years. Adorers began caring for orphans in 1879 in Piopolis, Ill. At that time, the southernmost part of Illinois was the Alton Diocese with Right Rev. Peter Joseph Baltes the bishop. He was concerned about and encouraged care for the parentless children of the diocese.

Cecilia Gerber came from Germany in 1876, at the age of 24, to become an Adorer.

Consecrated Life & Planting Seeds

1334539_95110203By Sr. Barbara Hudock, ASC

“Essential to survival, seeds have profound spiritual implications. For centuries, the planting of seed in the earth not only nourished humanity, but also symbolized the mystery of life and the journey of the soul.”

These words are taken from the new book, Sacred Seed: A Collection of Essays.

Nature is always planting seeds. I saw several fly by my head, you know those large puffy ones, just the other day.

I believe that this is what religious life is about today —

Adorer passes: Sister Emiliana Herman, ASC

emilianaHSister Emiliana Herman died Feb. 4, 2015. She was 96, and spent 69 years as a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ.

She was born July 3, 1918, to John and Mary (Wille) Herman, and was baptized Margaret Mary in St. Martin’s Church, Piqua, Kansas.

Sister Emiliana was the oldest child in a farming family and began helping her father in the fields after her 8th grade graduation. For the next several years, she worked at two hospitals in various capacities and was a housekeeper for her Reverend Uncle Anthony. 

Sister Floriana Voegeli, ASC, professional pharmacist, dies at 93

Voegeli FSister Floriana Voegeli died Feb. 2, 2015 in Wichita. She was 93 and had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 77 years.

She was born Feb. 5, 1921, to John and Elizabeth (Spexarth) Voegeli, the youngest girl in a family of 10 children. She was baptized Bernadine Elizabeth, the same day in St. Mark’s, Kansas.

Taught by Sister Adorers at St. Mark’s grade school and following two biological sisters who were ASC novices, Sister Floriana entered the community in 1936 while in high school at St.