In Memoriam

Sister Julianne (Mary de Lourdes) Wolny, OP

Sister Julianne Wolny, OP(1933-2023)

The Song of Songs is one of the most beautiful love poems in Scripture. Perhaps that is what Julianne read and heard in her heart in 1950 when she entered the Felicians. She asked to see the lover’s face and to hear his voice. The love letters of God and Julianne were written for twenty years with the Felician Sisters, and then the cleft of life’s rocks echoed the voice of her beloved to the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Sister Patricia Harvat opened her homily for Sister Julianne Wolny’s funeral with this reflection on Sister Julianne’s long relationship with her God, a connection echoed by Sister Julianne herself when she wrote in one of her annals: “Ever since I left home in 1947 to enter the Felician Academy, I wanted to deepen my relationship with the Lord through a religious commitment.”

Sister Julianne was born on February 16, 1933, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Frank and Martha (Sobkowiak) Wolny, both of whom were born in Germany. She was the oldest child of three, with Bernard and Marianne rounding out the family.

Read more about Sister Julianne (PDF).


make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 

Sister's Memorial Card (PDF)


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