OSSINING, N.Y. -- Sister Antoinette Gutzler, MM, president-elect of Maryknoll Sisters, will be one of seven members of the congregation celebrating 50 years as Maryknoll Sisters at a Mass being celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 in the main chapel at Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Road.
The Mass also will be broadcast via livestream on the Maryknoll Sisters website.
A theologian teacher at the Fu Jen University Faculty of Theology of St. Robert Bellarmine (Taipei, Taiwan), Gutzler was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She entered Maryknoll in 1964 at its Topsfield, Mass. novitiate from St. Gabriel’s Parish in Queens, N.Y.
Following her formation years, Gutzler worked briefly in the purchasing department at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She concentrated on earning her associate's degree at Mary Rogers College from 1968-1969 and then her bachelor's degree in theology from Mundelein in 1971.
Gutzler's recent publications include: “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: ‘Women Matters’ as an Asian Theological Concern” (2011); “Am I My Sister’s Keeper?” The “Internalization and Globalization of Women’s Homelessness: A Taiwan Perspective” (2010); “Navigating the Tradition: A Christian Feminist Perspective on the Power of Creedal Language to Shape the Lives of Women”(2008); “Entering the Silence: A Christmas Meditation” (2008) and “Shadow Lives/Public Faces: Women, Marriage and Family Life in Taiwan” (2008).
Maryknoll sisters who are also marking 50 years include:
Sister Joanna Chan, MM, an award-winning artist, playwright and director; Sister Virginia Farrell, MM, a nurse practitioner who has served in Vietnam, Peru, Nicaragua and Kentucky; Sister Maria Homberg, MM, director of Maryknoll Mission Institute, Maryknoll, NY, from 1997-2014; Sister Josephine Kollmer, MM, an educator and program founder who served for many years in Africa; Sister Marilyn Snediker, MM, missioner to Tanzania and Guatemala; Sister Mary Vertucci, MM, founder of Emusoi Centre, an internationally recognized center for Maasai girls in Arusha, Tanzania;
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