The Philadelphia Archdiocese honored 250 religious men and women celebrating significant anniversaries of religious life at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Sept. 12.
The honorees included 214 sisters, 28 priests and eight brothers, and were members of 33 different orders and congregations. Many of the honorees were of advanced age but 72 were able to attend.
Two jubilarians were celebrating 80 years in religion, 14 were celebrating 75 years, 49 were celebrating 70 years, 26 were celebrating 65 years, 93 were celebrating 60 years, 60 were celebrating 50 years and seven were celebrating 25 years, for more than 15,000 combined years of faithful service.
The Mass celebration was followed by a light reception.
Ad multos annos!
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