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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 13 ;ville couple celebrates golden anniversary with Poor Clares in Kokomo HUGHES le staff writer is good and God is a God celebration," writes Mother Miri- Maria Regina Mater komo, Ind. all eternity, he knew ie and Betty Jochim of le Would 'happen' to Poor Clare Sister, on June at Mass in their ; 7 a.ra. on June 14. Our aL, o knew it 'hap- their golden wed- "Poor Clares love goodness and and arranged that Willie would renew covenant after receive the blessing of Mass, Franciscan Wi lson, monastery reminded the couple of God impels us. :s us ambassadors for ake good to the Lord s. Say 'yes' when an  'no' when you ed' t from page 1 es of Saints in approved a her interces- Providence Sister ug, suffering prayed at Mother ab. An abdominal and the use Was restored with- ESSELL, INC. AIR CONDITIONING 3EF ATION - Residential 426-1440 Vincennes Bicknell Sandborn Monroe City Ilk Princeton 'P" Patoka ber ED.I.C. >urgh Co. 'To-Life 3195 le, Indiana : + % : mean 'no.'" After the couple renewed their wedding vows, Betty placed roses at the feet of a statue of Mary, as the Sisters sang, "On this Day, O Beautiful Mother." "It was a celebration of the entire church that ear]y morning of June 14," according to Mother Miriam. "The fidelity of Betty and Willie to their marriage vows is an eloquent testimony and needed witness in today's world so full of broken promises." Sister Mary Josephine Wagn- er is Betty's "big sister." She has been a Poor Clare for over 65 years. She is a founding mem- ber of the Monastery of Poor Clares of the Reform of St. Colette in Kokomo. The Jochims' marriage June 14, 1947, at St. Anthony Church, Evansville, was witnessed by Msgr. Frederic Ketter. The Jochims are the parents of a daughter, Linda Favre of Salina, Kan. They have three grandchildren.. William Jochim is retired after 44 years in the food business; Betty Jochim is retired after 18 years with Old National Bank, Evansville. Betty and Willie Joehim celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with the Poor Clares in Kokomo. Mrs. Jochim sister, Poor Clare Sister Mary Josephine Wagner, is a founding member of Maria Regina Mater Monastery in Kokomo. out medical intervention. The process for the beatifica- tion and canonization began that same year, when Bishop Francis Silas Chatard of Indianapolis granted permission. In 1955, Pope Pious XII approved and signed the petition to continue the Cause of Mother Theodore. Pope John Paul II, in 1992, ordered that a decree be issued about her heroic virtues and gave her the title, "Venerable." Within the first two years of her arrival in Indiana, Mother UNITED SOUTHWEST BANK MF2BE1g OLD NATIONAl. 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Canonization, the final step in the sainthood declaration process, requires another miracle attrib- uted to her intercession. Mother Theodore was born in B/.ack Bugg;y Amish Restaurant & Bakery 812-254-8966 Hwy 57 S. Washington Health care services for the entire family, conveniently close to home. IDAVIg ImlCOUNTY IIIImHOSPITAL . . /-.,,Z.,' -7"" - 1314 Grand Avenue Washington, Indiana 47501 (812) 254-276o i Please Support Message Advertisers JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-112S RT. 4, JASPER Christian Books & Gifts Bey & Charlie Mendel, owners ($12)14-T/1 416,kKtonSt. Jae,lN47546 France in 1798 as Anne-Therese Guerin. She cared for an invalid mother in France before she entered the order at age 24. As a school superior for eight years, she became known for her math- ematics teaching methods. She and five companions traveled to the United States in answer to an appeal from the Bishop of Vincennes. In addi- Golden Jubilarians tion to the academy, she later established 10 other schools in the area. Mother Theodore, who sup- ported women's advancement in society, once wrote: "Women in this country are as yet only one- fourth of the family. I hope that through religion and education she will eventually become at least one-half, the better half." Clarence and Mary (Sullivan) Baehl of Evansville will cele- brate their fiftieth wedding anniversary July 16. The couple plans to take family vacations with their children, grand. children and great-grandchildren They were married July 16, 1947, at Sacred Heart Church, Evansville, by Father Fla. herty. They are the parents of five children: Barb Kough, Susan Doninger, Karen Montank and Sherry Steffen, all of Evansville, and John Baehl of Bakersfield, Cal. They have nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Baehl is retired from Swift and Co, and Whirlpool. Mrs. Baehl is retired from Red Spot Paint and Varnish.