Consolata Missionary Sisters take Squire on Italian vacation

Great minds think alike

Recently a group of 24 people from the Rockford/Belmont area made a 14-day pilgrimage to Italy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Foundation of the Consolata Missionary Sisters. The Consolata Missionary Sisters have a mission to participate in the mission of Christ and share the Good news with all people and all creation.

While in Italy the group visited Rome and the Vatican, shrines and churches in Assisi, and the Mother and Father House of their Order in Torino.

Locally the Consolata Missionary Sisters serve at Assumption B.V.M. School and Parish in Belmont, Michigan.

About to pose for a group picture in front of the Mother House of the Consolata Sisters in Turin/Torino, Italy they doubled in laughter when three of the group, each unbeknownst to the other, had brought along a recent copy of The Rockford Squire. Notice that each had brought a different issue of their favorite hometown weekly newspaper.

Of note, second from left in the front row of the picture is Belmont Consolata Missionary Sister Zelia M. Cordeiro MC. Holding the Squire newspapers left to right are: Mary Ellen Burnett, Arlene Obetts, and Kathy & Tom Healy.

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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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