Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:21
St. Francis Regional Medical Center sisters celebrate their 60th jubilees
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Sebastiana Langecker and Sylvia Egan will celebrate their 60th jubilees Aug. 12. Both gave many years of service at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
Sister Sebastiana Langecker arrived at St. Francis in 1961. Over the years, she served in many capacities in food service and hospitality. Everyone knew her and called her “Sister Hospitality.” Now in retirement at Franciscan Courts in Oshkosh, Wis., Sister Sebastiana actively continues to provide Franciscan hospitality, serving the needs of the sisters, staff and guests.
Sister Sylvia arrived at St. Francis in 1979 and served as president and CEO of the medical center. Under her leadership, an addition was built to the medical center, allowing the development of several strategic services to meet the needs of patients, such as the burn center, transplant program and trauma center. Sister Sylvia continued to serve in a leadership role in her religious community, serving as provincial leader of the US/Caribbean province after leaving Wichita.
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at Franciscan Courts in Oshkosh, Wis., on August 12, to celebrate the sisters’ jubilees. Sister Sebastiana and Sister Sylvia said they thank the Lord for giving them good health and the opportunity to serve the people in the St. Francis Regional Medical Center service area.
Golf match Aug. 13 to benefit Carmelites
The fifth annual benefit golf tournament for the Carmelite nuns of the Diocese of Wichita will be held Monday, Aug. 13, at Willow Bend Country Club in Wichita.
The cost is $125 per player or $500 per team. The fee includes a sack lunch, green fees, a cart, on-course beverages, and competitions, including a $10,000 cash hole-in-one prize.
The shotgun start is at noon. The tournament is limited to the first 18 paid team entries.
The benefit is for the construction of a Carmelite monastery north of the Spiritual Life Center.
Those interested in donating prizes or entering the competition may contact Mike Flores at(316) 393-5614 or
; Jim Benck at (316) 722-6447 or
; or Mary DeGraffenreid at (316) 721-2312 or
Mullikin named director of CSJ’s Magnificat Center at the Mount
WICHITA – The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has named Carol Rivers Mullikin as director of its spirituality center, The Magnificat Center for Unity and Reconciliation in Wichita.
Mullikin has been an adjunct staff member at Magnificat Center since 2008 and a popular program presenter and class instructor. She holds two graduate degrees, a master of arts degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and a master of divinity degree from Andover Newton School of Theology in Boston. Mullikin has also worked extensively as a spiritual director for both groups and for individuals and is a member of Spiritual Directors International.
Broussard to lead series of retreats about journaling, prayer Sept. 7-9
WICHITA –Those who would like to deepen their prayer lives or find more balance between their prayer and the “business of life,” are invited to a series of workshops at The Magnificat Center for Unity and Reconciliation, a spirituality and retreat center sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph at 3700 E. Lincoln.
Joan Broussard, a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat leader from Youngsville, La., will lead the three retreats on Sept. 7, 8, and 9.
Broussard, who has been practicing spiritual journaling for 25 years, says, “God is calling all of us to prayer. Find the way your heart longs to pray and learn to write your own personal prayers by using reflective writing.”
Here are the times, topics, and cost for each day:
Friday, Sept. 7 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., “Journaling: Learn to Write your own Personal Prayers using Reflective Writing,” $40
Saturday, Sept. 8 – 1 to 3 p.m. “Prayer Ways of the Heart,” $40
Sunday, Sept. 9 – 1 to 3:30 p.m. “Having a Mary Spirit in a Martha World,” $20
The fee for all three programs is $90, or $80 for those who register by Aug. 27. The cost includes meals, snacks, and handouts. Overnight accommodations are available.
For additional information or to register, call (316) 689-4081, email
or go to www.themagnificatcenter.org.
Dear Neighbor names four board members
WICHITA – Dear Neighbor Ministries has named four new members of the board of directors and officers for the new fiscal year. The board governs both Dear Neighbor Ministries and StepStone transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence.
Joining the board for a three-year term were Alice Wiggins, Gayla Carney, Fr. Pat Malone, and Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Diane Leary. Officers elected were Clemens Ast, chairman, Dan Urenda, treasurer, and Sister Joan Burger, secretary.
Executive Director Kit Lambertz, said the new members are a great addition to the board. “In today’s economy, we have many challenges in meeting the growing demand for help and depend on the leadership of our board to support our staff and volunteers.”