October 14, 2016

Dominican sister who served in Indianapolis marks 50 years of religious life

Dominican Sister Romona (formerly Sister Jane Lucian) NowakDominican Sister Romona (formerly Sister Jane Lucian) Nowak, based in Adrian, Mich., is celebrating 50 years in religious life. She entered the Adrian Dominican Congregation in August of 1965, thus grouping her with the incoming class of February of 1966. She professed her first vows in August of 1967, and professed her final (perpetual) vows in May of 1974.

In the archdiocese, Sister Romona served as resident chaplain at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, 2000-01; chaplain at then-St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Beech Grove and then in Indianapolis, 2001-05.

She then ministered as pastoral associate at St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis, 2005-08.

She also served in the Indiana dioceses of Fort Wayne-South Bend and Lafayette, and in California, Illinois and Michigan.

Sister Romona now ministers as chaplain at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. †

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