Welcome new associates!
On Monday, April 24, Ann Marie Manikowski (left), of Carleton, Mich., celebrated her commitment, with Diann Cousino, IHM, serving as her vowed companion on the journey of preparation to become an IHM Associate.
On Sunday, April 30, Kathleen Keever (right), of Novi, Mich., celebrated her commitment, with Camille Brouillard, IHM, as her vowed companion.
Both celebrations took place in the IHM Motherhouse Chapel.
Manikowski ministered as a nurse at Cottage Hospital (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) and at Wyandotte General Hospital. She was a nurse case manager for Hospice of Michigan and now volunteers at St. Patrick School (Carleton), Frenchtown Seniors, God Works! and at the IHM Motherhouse. She is a member of Divine Grace Parish (Carleton).
Keever worked at the University of Michigan for 29 years in research administration. She earned the designation, CIP, a national certification for institutional review board professionals. She serves as a Eucharistic minister at St. James Parish, Novi, and also serves as a sponsor for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at the parish.
While maintaining their own lifestyles, IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing especially on areas of their choice, including those of prayer, community and/or ministry.