“S. Supan carries out the mission of the Church of the Holy Spirt by living the spirit of Jesus, the Servant, to come to fullness ourselves and to touch the world around us with healing and wholeness.”
Sister Marianne Supan, O.P. was the recipient of this year’s S. Mary Anthony Wagner, OSB Award, one of two alumni achievement awards given by the School of Theology and Seminary. The S. Mary Anthony Wagner, OSB Award is presented to alumnae who have prophetically and courageously embraced and used their gifts and encouraged other women to develop their gifts for the good of the church and the world. S. Supan received her Master’s in Arts in Sacred Scripture from the SOT/Sem in 1997 and was nominated by her classmate and friend, Corinna Moncada, SOT/Sem ’99.
S. Supan has served as a Pastoral Associate for the past 18 years at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg, IL, a parish of approximately 2880 families and 9,416 persons. Marianne works in the parish in ministry to the sick, RCIA programs in both English and Spanish, funeral ministry, hospitality, ESL classes, women’s reflection groups, and more. Marianne has excellent bilingual skills, which help her reach the needs of a diverse parish including Anglos, Hispanics, Filipinos and other immigrant groups.
Moncada writes of S. Supan, “Since her graduation from the SOT/Sem, Marianne has used her gifts in this one, challenging parish to lift up the lives of women in the community, to share her love of the scriptures and theology, and to support others in taking action for the poor and the stranger.”
In a letter congratulating Sister Marianne, Father Dale Launderville had this to say, “It is quickly evident to all who know you that you have made a great impact on your sizeable parish. You use your skills to energize the multicultural people God has given you to serve with openness, flexibility and adaptations.”
Launderville continues, “S. Supan carries out the mission of the Church of the Holy Spirt by living the spirit of Jesus, the Servant, to come to fullness ourselves and to touch the world around us with healing and wholeness.”
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