Jubilee: Seeing Fives

Five Adorers of the Blood of Christ celebrate 50 years of religious life and service.
Ruma 50th Jubilee
From left to right: Srs. Marsha Wilson, Fran Schumer, Kate Reid, Angela Schrage, and Rose McKeown

Sisters Rose McKeown, Kate Reid, Angela Schrage, Fran Schumer and Marsha Wilson celebrated 50 years of vowed religious life on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Ruma (Ill.) Center with a Mass at the chapel celebrated by the Rev. Jim Dougherty, followed by dinner attended by sisters, family and friends.

Sister Rose, born in Philadelphia to John and Frances McKeown,

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.

DroneRABy Sr. Raphael Ann Drone, ASC

Does religious sister DNA run through families?

My Grandpa Drone had two sisters who were Adorers, Emma and Gabriel, who are buried in our Ruma motherhouse cemetery, and a Servite sibling.

His sister, our great aunt Teresa, had four daughters who became sisters, including an Adorer, Sr. Rachel Lawler.

Four of Grandpa Drone’s granddaughters became Adorers: