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BVM Sister Who Served in Queens to Mark 70th Jubilee

Sister Virginia

A Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary with ties to the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate 70 years in religious life this fall.

Sister Virginia Stone, B.V.M., is among 11 diamond jubilarians who will gather in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa, for a liturgy of thanksgiving, Sept. 10.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisc., she and entered the B.V.M. congregation on Sept. 8, 1947. She professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.

Formerly known as Sister Alice Rose, she taught at St. Gregory the Great in Bellerose from 1960-65, and at St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead, L.I., 1950-54.

Her ministry in education continued as she taught and/or served as principal in West Union, Iowa; Maywood, Chicago, and Antioch, Ill., where she was also parish minister.

She served as a religious education coordinator in Wisconsin in Union Grove and also in Milwaukee. She served as a consultant for the Office for Parish Councils and Spirituality Formation/ Spirituality for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where she currently ministers as spirituality consultant.

Sister Virginia may be reached via bvmcong.org/whatsnew_jubs.cfm.