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Laura Elstro, formerly a member of St. Andrew Parish in Richmond, was received as a novice by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration on Aug. 10 at the community’s motherhouse in Mishawaka, Ind.
During the ceremony, Elstro was invested with the community’s habit and was given the religious name Sister Maria Kolbe.
Before entering religious life, she served as the coordinator of religious education at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Cambridge City. She had previously completed a period of postulancy with the community.
The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration operate St. Francis Hospitals and Health Centers in central Indiana. †