• Women’s March on Washington
  • From the Province Office


Entrance into Life: February 3, 1936
Entrance into Professed Life: March 30, 1964
Entrance into Eternal Life: January 11, 2017

On the morning of January 14, members of Sr. Ampelia’s family, her religious community, caregivers from Madonna Manor and parishioners of St. Martha’s gathered to celebrate her life and lay her to rest.

Three of Ampelia’s sisters were there, together with some of her nieces.  The celebration was simple, loving, and joyful, as the congregation listened to the promises proclaimed in God’s Word, rejoiced in the pledge of eternal life that is the Eucharist, and shared memories of Ampelia’s many years as an RJM.  Sr. Michelle Authier spoke on behalf of the local community; Sr. Rosemary Mangan offered the condolences of Sr. Margaret and the Leadership Team, also sharing some personal memories; Sr. Diane Dube gave special thanks to Florencia Condori, whose loving care of Ampelia blessed these last years.  The celebration continued with a luncheon at Jesus-Mary Mission Center in Plainville.

This morning Sr. Michelle Authier and sisters from Jesus-Mary Mission Center accompanied   Fr. Bill Schmidt to bury Sr. Ampelia’s ashes at St. Jean the Baptist Cemetery in Bellingham, MA.

Rest in Peace, Ampelia, vaya con Dios!


What is the Women’s March on Washington about?

     “On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington.  We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

RJMs will be marching, so stay tuned for  pictures.


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