Smiling Sister: Obituary for Sr. Marian Piskurich

marianSister Marian Piskurich, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, died on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pa. She was 89 and had been an Adorer since entering in 1955.

She was born Helen Marie on Oct. 28, 1925, in Johnstown, Pa., and was the 11th child in her blended family. Her parents, Stephen Piskurich and Anna Pavicic, married after losing their first spouse. They were members of St. Rochus Croatian Church.

Helen Marie entered the Adorers of the Blood of Christ on Jan. 31, 1955 at St.

Sister Act: Reflections for National Catholic Sisters Week

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, we’ve asked several Adorers to reflect on how Catholic sisters influenced their lives.

FischerLSmBy Sr. Linda Fischer, ASC

Several sisters in my life had a great influence on me and my decision to enter religious life.

The person I remember most from my early years was a Glen Riddle Franciscan by the name of Sr. Novella. My brothers and I each had Sr. Novella in fourth grade at Holy Trinity School in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

I can’t tell you one thing in particular I learned in fourth grade from her but what I will always remember is her kindness and compassion.