This fall, the Dubuque Franciscans commissioned five new Associates: Mary Fischer, Carole Grubb, Mary Hoeger, Nancy Dunkel, and Linda Schomburg Tacke.
“These women are here to make this radical, risky commitment, another step in living in a deeper way the Franciscan values of conversion, humility, contemplation and poverty,” said Sister Marie Cigrand in her reflection at Mass.
Sisters affirmed the Associates after the refection by Sister Marie and the community extended a blessing to the women.
New Associates were part of the sisters’ Franciscan Way of Life process for two years.
“Franciscan Way of Life instilled a new hope in me that I am changed and able to be more faithful to God’s daily call in my life,” said Associate Carole Grubb.