Salvatorian Sisters say, Bucks in 6!
Wisconsin sports teams can always count on the Salvatorian Sisters to cheer them on. Come football season, Sister Virginia Honish pulls out her array of Green Bay Packer attire. Whereas Sisters Betty Vetter, Carol Jean Zais, and Judy Sullivan try to attend a couple Brewers games each season.
So, how are Sisters of the Divine Savior celebrating the Bucks making it to game 6 of the NBA finals?
Our sisters at Salvatorian Sisters Residence (SSR) rely on SSR Nurse Jane Gamez and House Manager Mary Jean Sheetz to get them excited for games. On game day, the staff dresses in Bucks’ apparel and the sisters make signs.
Sr. Jeanette Clarke will tune in to tonight’s game in-between a Mother of Good Counsel Mass celebrating Blessed Francis Jordan’s feast day and picking Sr. Ellen Sinclair up from the airport. “I remember their championship win in 1971. I was a nurse in Wausau and a fan of Kareem Abdul Jabbar,” she says. “I sure expected them to win again and cheered on Herb Kohl with hundreds of other nurses as he reportedly spent huge money, for the late ’70s, to keep our star here.”
As a nurse, Sr. Jeanette is an ardent supporter of the Bucks and the Milwaukee Health Department teaming up to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. Tonight the Deer District will feature a vaccination station and hold a drawing for free tickets for those who get vaccinated.
Although we’re playing against the Phoenix Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks have Salvatorian Sisters rallying behind them in Arizona. Sisters Jane Eschweiler and Rita Vogelsang in Tucson keep up with the games, and Sister Letty Regala in Phoenix hopes the Bucks take home the big trophy. Let’s hope that a Bucks win is in God’s playbook.