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jj 01For 50 years, Sr. Judy Nagy has served the people of
  God as a Franciscan Sister of the Poor.

A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Sr. Judy entered the
  Congregation from her home parish of Blessed
  Sacrament. From her early youth, she had a sense of 
  being called by God to religious life and did her own
  research in hopes of finding the "right community".

  Sr. Judy made her Final Profession in 1974. Her earliest days in ministry were spent assisting in the business offices in our hospitals. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts Degree, Judy devoted her energies to direct services to the marginalized and in pastoral care in our social service agencies.

At one point, Judy pursued obtaining her license as an insurance agent and worked in the field for a four-year interval. Later, she worked in a special emergency program called Lifeline offered to seniors through our health sponsored facilities. She completed her time in our hospital facilities serving as a patient account representative and assisting in the hospital library. Sr. Judy now devotes her time and energy to being a healing presence among our Sisters. Prayer has been her sustainer and refuge over the years.

Sr. Judy has always been drawn by the Spirit of God in her everyday encounters. She appreciates her connection with the broader world through the use of her computer and social media. She draws great happiness from making and giving her cards away to others. She finds “perfect joy” in seeing and experiencing the joy of others.

Sr. Judy shares that her greatest joy in being a Franciscan has been belonging to community and receiving the support needed in prayer and care.

Over her 50 years as a religious, Sr. Judy has witnessed many changes, including the various changes in the Church and the emphasis on personal responsibility in religious life.

Thank you for your witness to the Gospel over these past 50 years, Sr. Judy!

Sr. Marilyn Trowbridge, SFP

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Published October 11, 2017