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Millerville native celebrates 60 years as nun

Cordelia Korkowski

Sister Cordelia Korkowski, born and raised in Millerville, will celebrate 60 years as a Franciscan sister on Sunday, June 25, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls.

Sister Cordelia entered the novitiate at St. Francis Convent on July 31, 1957, and made her final profession of vows on August 12, 1962.

She taught in Catholic schools for 13 years in Waite Park, Fergus Falls, Foley and Morris. She served as director of novices at St. Francis Convent before becoming volunteer services director in St. Stephen's Parish in Anoka. After serving in administration and leadership, she began a new ministry at Welcoming House in St. Cloud and also returned to parish work at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Sartell.

Sister Cordelia now serves as director of donor relations for the Franciscan Sisters.

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Francis Convent followed by a dinner and reception for invited guests.

Calling her ministry "deeply enriching," she said in a news release that she thanked God for inviting her to the Franciscan Sisters.

"I have been able to offer my gifts and talents in my community and meet many wonderful and supportive people in schools, parishes and other settings," she said. "Having the opportunity to travel and experience other cultures and establish relationships has broadened my horizons and blessed me."