On Sunday, October 6, 2019, five individuals were received as Cojourners with the Sisters of Saint Francis, Rochester, MN. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are new Cojourners: Frank McIlmail, Judy McIlmail, Jean Rynda, Marcie Jo Rossow and Claire Zizza
Cojourners are women and men from various professional backgrounds and faith traditions who commit to living the mission of the Rochester Franciscan Sisters within the context of their own lives and responsibilities; they are not vowed. Sisters and Cojourners seek to build community with each other because of a desire for spiritual growth, support and mission. To become a Cojourner, they must meet with a Companion Sister or Cojourner over a period of several months, as they learn of the history of the Rochester Franciscan Sisters, including Franciscan values and charism.
Margo Kroshus, Cojourner Coordinator and Sister Ann Redig, Candidate Liaison, were instrumental in making the arrangements for this Cojourner Covenant ceremony.