Sister of Charity marks diamond jubilee

Sister Mary Gayle Brabec

Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Gayle Brabec, a native of Perham, will celebrate 70 years in religious life this fall. She is among 11 diamond jubilarians who will gather in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa, Sept. 10 for a liturgy of thanksgiving.

Sister Gayle (Luellen) entered the Sisters of Charity congregation Sept. 8, 1947, professed first vows March 19, 1950, and final vows Aug. 15, 1955. She taught elementary school in Chicago; Boulder, Colorado; and Kauai, Hawaii; and was principal in Butte, Montana. She served in rural ministry in Iowa and ministered as director of rural life offices in Kentucky.

To send a congratulatory message for her jubilee or to donate to the BVM congregation on behalf of these sisters, visit

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