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Sister Joan Marie Swierzb
60th Anniversary

Sister Joan Marie Swierzb entered the Felician Sisters as a postulant on Aug. 15, 1960, at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Enfield, Connecticut.

Current Assignment
Manager of St. Francis Residence
Coordinator of Felician Associates

Place of Birth
Providence, Rhode Island

Home Parish
St. Adalbert Parish
Providence, Rhode Island

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
Assumption College
Worcester, Massachusetts

Master of Arts in Education Administration
Rivier College
Nashua, New Hampshire

Major Areas of Ministry
Teacher, Principal, Convent Administration, Manager of St. Francis Residence

What do you wish everyone knew about your vocation?
I always wanted to be a Felician Sister and I love being a Felician Sister. Each ministry as a Felician Sister has brought me joy and peace.

What has brought you the most joy and why?
Religious life lived to the fullest has brought me the most joy. Prayer, community, various ministries, recreation are all part of the hundred-fold and being able to serve in Holy Obedience all have given me a sense of peace and fulfillment.

What advice would you offer someone discerning a vocation to consecrated life?
Follow your heart and desire! Petition to God for guidance and answer God’s call. I have been a Felician Sister for 60 years and if I had to live my life over again, I would again become a Felician Sister.  

Assignments


Teacher (Grade 2) Sacred Heart School Easthampton, MA
Teacher (Grade 4) St. Joseph School Webster, MA
Teacher (Grade 2) St. Mary School So. Boston, MA
Teacher (Grade 4) St. Joseph School Webster, MA
Teacher (Grade 2) St. Mary School Middletown, CT
Teacher (Grades 3 & 4) St. Adalbert School Providence, RI
Teacher St. Joseph School Florida, NY
Principal St. Stanislaus School Lowell, MA
Principal St. Joseph School Webster, MA
Provincial Minister Our Lady of Angels Convent Enfield, CT
Local Minister Our Lady of Angels Convent Enfield, CT
Manager St. Francis Residence Enfield, CT
Felician Associates Coordinator Our Lady of Angels Convent Enfield, CT