Birthday Memories

Birthday Memories: Sr. Liz

I had never had a surprise party of any kind until my 60th birthday. On that day, Sr. Jane Eschweiler (with whom I was living at the time) and I decided to have a picnic supper at a nearby community ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Jane

In 1997, for my 40th birthday I invited several Salvatorian friends to come out to our rented Lake Beulah cottage to spend the day. It was a perfect one. We swam, ate chocolate cake, laughed, blew bubbles in the sun ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Beverly

Sr Beverly's FamilyIn February 2018, our family, relatives and friends buried my brother who had died unexpectedly in his sleep. At his funeral reception, talking about how much we enjoy seeing so ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Letty

A favorite birthday memory for me is when I was on an airplane on my birthday and the stewardess asked who had a birthday that day, so I raised my hand.  I don't remember how old I was then and ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Liza

I remember one birthday I was at Pius. Two friends of my family, Jim and Pat O'Donohue, happen to have moved into town months earlier. Pat had become the president of Mount Mary College during the time I was there. ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Mary Lee

One of my favorite birthday memories is my 60th birthday. A completely surprised party took place for my birthday planned by my brother, Bill. He invited many friends, family, and other sisters to send a memory which he made into ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Mary Jo

My 50th (over the hill) birthday party was one to remember. Sisters Carol Jean Zais, Patrice Colletti and I lived at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with the Little Falls Franciscan Sisters. Our inter-community living was a positive and life giving experience. Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Sheila

I am not sure that this will qualify as my favorite birthday memory, but it is still very vivid for me and is the only one that comes to mind. At the time ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Rita

On March 17th, 95 years ago I, Sr. Rita, was born to Adam and Mary Faust in a country farm house in Elkhart Lake, Wis. One of my most memorable birthdays was spent at St. Mark's School in Rothschild, Wis. ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Grace Mary

I do not have any Birthday pictures. My family (parents) were not big into picture taking, and we didn't live near doting relatives! However, we did celebrate our birthdays. As far as ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Rita

On my sixth or seventh birthday, my mother and I invited several girls. During the party, Mary, two years older than most of us, announced, "There is no Santa." I was disheartened, saying loudly, “That is not true." I think ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Dora

As a schoolgirl caught in the crossfire of advancing troops, it seemed I was in the epicenter of World War II. British, German, US and/or Russian troops all converged, at one time or another, on my little Bavarian village. Birthday? Spent ...Read more



Birthday Memories: Sister Margaret

One birthday I remember very well is my 80th in 2008. Several of us living at SSR turned 80 that year. In order to celebrate as a group, Sr. Jane Barman, coordinator at St. Mary's Convent in St. Nazianz, Wis., invited ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Virginia

Sr. Virginia

Birthdays at our house when I was growing up were happy occasions. We had a birthday cake with a candle in it at dessert time and the family sang Happy Birthday. There ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Pauline

One of my most memorable birthdays was January 2, 1989 when I turned 50! My family surprised me at our annual Feiner family Christmas. We always gathered to celebrate Christmas, but that year my family surprised me with a wonderful ...Read more