Sister Roselynn Retires as Co-director of the Associates Program

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Sister Roselynn retires as co-director of the Associates

Sister Roselynn (half) retires

Sister Roselynn Humbert has retired as co-director of the Sylvania Franciscan Associates program, where she ministered for the last five years. Like most Sylvania Franciscans, that just means she retires from one ministry to take another one. But in Sister Roselynn’s case, she had duel ministries and is only leaving one of them. She will retain her position as the director of volunteers, a ministry she has held at the Motherhouse since 2009.

When asked about her experience as the co-director, Sister Roselynn said: “I was humbled when Sr. Diana Lynn proposed the addition of Co- Director of Associates to my Ministry as Director of Volunteers. With the help of Vincenz Marie Meyer, I was immersed in the lives and ministries of our Associates. Vincenz kept reminding me that we were the leaders of persons who are in an Associate Relationship with the Sisters of St. Francis.

“Working with Dee Resnick moved me into another aspect of leadership. Her steady demeanor supported my creative efforts. I find it hard to believe that over the past five years we have had 18 Associates make their commitments to the Sisters of St. Francis. I thank Vincenz and Dee and all the member of the Advisory Council and all who volunteered and supported the many ways we furthered the mission and ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis.”

Sister Roselynn entered the Sylvania Franciscans in 1959 from Rosary Cathedral Parish in Toledo and celebrated her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2012. Sister received a bachelor’s degree in education from Mary Manse College in Toledo, a master’s degree in education from the University of Toledo and a master’s of ministry from Seattle University.

Sister taught elementary and high school, mostly in the Diocese of Toledo, for 16 years and then served in parish youth ministry and religious education for 10 years. Then Sister Roselynn moved into development, where she ministered for then Lourdes College for 10 years, and spent an additional six years as a chaplain for the Adrian Dominicans.

Sister Roselynn and Sister Mary Jon Wagner, Congregational Minister for the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania.

Sister Roselynn and Sister Mary Jon Wagner, Congregational Minister for the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania.

From left, Vincenz Meyer, Associate and former co-director of the program, Kathy Faist, Associate, Michelina Retort, Associate, Sister Roselynn, Mary campbell, associate, and Lynn Brian, Associate and Sister Roselynn’s sister.

From left, Vincenz Meyer, Associate and former co-director of the program, Kathy Faist, Associate, Michelina Retort, Associate, Sister Roselynn, Mary Campbell, associate, and Lynn Brian, Associate and Sister Roselynn’s sister.

From left, Vincenz Meyer and Sister Maria Goretti Sodd, co-directors of the Associates program prior to Sister Roselynn taking over in 2011, Sister Karen Zielinski (seated), who became the co-director of the program on December 1, and Sister Roselynn.

From left, Vincenz Meyer and Sister Maria Goretti Sodd, co-directors of the Associates program prior to Sister Roselynn taking over in 2011, Sister Karen Zielinski (seated), who became the co-director of the program on December 1, and Sister Roselynn.

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