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Sister Jonette is honored by the Franciscan Federation
June 14, 2018 8:58 AM


Sister Jonette Devlin, OSF was among 31 Franciscan Sisters and Brothers honored during the 2018 Franciscan Federation Conference in Buffalo, NY. These honorees embody the best of the Franciscan teaching tradition and the values of being incarnational, personal, communal, and transformative while engaging the heart and developing servant-leaders.

In her nomination, we stated that Sister Jonette embodies the Franciscan spirit  by observing an openness to the other in her previous service in nursing and also at the New Community Shelter (Green Bay, WI) along with her current service as a volunteer at HSHS St. John's Hospital and St. John’s Breadline. Founded in 1929 at St. John’s Hospital by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, the Breadline continues its mission through Catholic Charities and serves more than 200,000 meals annually. Sister Jonette’s Franciscan spirit is shared with the guests as she provides them a meal and through her mindfulness of showing respect to all.

Sister Jonette entered the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis on September 8, 1946 and professed First Vows on June 13, 1949. She is a graduate of St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University.

From 1954-69, she served at St. John’s Hospital and St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing as a clinical instructor, organized the first Intensive Care Unit that opened on May 3, 1965, and was the supervisor.

From 1971-2013, she served at St. Vincent Hospital (Green Bay, WI) as a Clinical Nurse Specialist of the three Critical Care Units. She was the first clinical nurse specialist at St. Vincent Hospital and was responsible for teaching the registered nurses in the hospital’s adult Critical Care Units and throughout the hospital. She also taught at local nursing programs and was a preceptor for students in master’s programs for colleges in Wisconsin and Michigan. While at St. Vincent in the 1970s, she developed the renal dialysis program and the organ donation program – both of which continue today. Also in the 1970s, she provided outreach in the community by offering pacemaker clinics and blood pressure screenings and working with the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.


Our 2018 Jubilarians
May 27, 2018 4:17 PM

Annually, we recognize our Sisters on the anniversary of the First Profession of Vows. This year, we are pleased to celebrate with nine of our Sisters who observe their Golden Jubilee (50 years professed), Grace Jubilee (70 years professed), and Jeweled Crown Jubilee (75 years professed) in June. 

Through the links, we invite you to meet our Jubilarians through their Ministry and feature story. We also invite you to send them an e-greeting.


Congratulations Sister Jocelyn
May 27, 2018 4:09 PM


We congratulate Sister Jocelyn Serwatka, OSF on her Jeweled Crown Jubilee (75 years professed).

Ministry

2013 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Anna Clara
May 27, 2018 4:06 PM


We congratulate Sister Anna Clara Rick, OSF on her Grace Jubilee (70 years professed).

Ministry

2009 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Chaminade
May 27, 2018 4:03 PM


We congratulate Sister Chaminade Kelley, OSF on her Grace Jubilee (70 years professed).

Ministry

2003 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Joseph
May 27, 2018 4:00 PM


We congratulate Sister Joseph Wu, OSF on her Grace Jubilee (70 years professed).

Ministry

2002 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Leonardine
May 27, 2018 3:57 PM


We congratulate Sister Leonardine Sconzert, OSF on her Grace Jubilee (70 years professed).

Ministry

2007 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Marie
May 27, 2018 3:53 PM


We congraulate Sister Marie Chang, OSF on her Grace Jubilee (70 years professed).

Ministry

2007 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Viola
May 27, 2018 3:50 PM


We congratulate Sister Viola Swoboda, OSF on her Grace Jubilee (70 years professed).

Ministry

2008 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Maureen
May 27, 2018 3:46 PM


We congratulate Sister Maureen O'Connor, OSF on her Golden Jubilee (50 years).

Ministry

2012 feature story

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Congratulations Sister Sherrey
May 27, 2018 3:42 PM


We congratulate Sister Sherrey Murphy, OSF on her Golden Jubilee (50 years). 

Ministry

2004 feature story

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Sister Marybeth is honored by St. John's College of Nursing
May 21, 2018 11:57 AM


On May 18, St. John’s College of Nursing Alumni Association presented Sister Marybeth Culnan, OSF with the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award. The award is presented in recognition of exemplary dedication to the profession of nursing and St. John’s College. Selection is based on exceptional professional accomplishments, including but not limited to contributions to nursing, community/public service, academic achievement, and professional publications.


“As I look back on my nursing career that spanned more than 50 years, the nursing education that I received at St. John’s is my foundation,” Sister Marybeth said. “My career that spanned from the bedside, to education, leadership in our health system, and governance at the local board level all stems from the beginning that I received from my nursing instructors at St. John’s. This moment offers me an opportunity to encourage our new St. John’s nurses to remain open to learning and the possibilities that a nursing education can present."

Sister Marybeth entered the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis in 1960 - the same year she graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing (Springfield, IL). She professed First Vows in 1963.

Sister Marybeth received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Marillac College (St. Louis, MO) and was assigned to St. Vincent Hospital (Green Bay, WI) from 1966-69. She earned a Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing from Case Western University (Cleveland, OH) and returned to St. Vincent Hospital and served from 1971-75 as a clinical nurse specialist – neuroscience. From 1976-79, Sister Marybeth served as one of four Provincial Assistants for the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and then was assigned to St. John’s Hospital (Springfield, IL) as a clinical nurse specialist - neuroscience from 1979-82.

In 1982, Sister Marybeth assumed the role of First Vice President for the Boards of the 13 hospitals operated by Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and in 1983 she became the HSHS Regional Vice President - Wisconsin and Board Chair/President of the five Wisconsin hospitals. In 2007, she began serving on the Boards of the eight HSHS hospitals in Illinois while continuing to serve on the Wisconsin Boards. From 2006-17, she served as the HSHS Senior Vice President of Sponsorship and Governance providing direction and guidance to System and hospital leadership and board members. Presently, she is a volunteer at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and serves on its Board of Directors along with the Board of HSHS Holy Family Hospital (Greenville, IL) and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital (Shelbyville, IL).

For more information about St. John’s College of Nursing, please click here.



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