West Midwest

Sister Joy Clough

60-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1961

Current Ministry: Writer, volunteer

Motto: Practice the truth in love


Sixty years – how is that possible?! They’ve sped by, full of surprises and changes unimaginable from the perspective of 1961 (our entrance year). I remember and cherish so much – family, companions, education, struggles and tears, travel, meaningful work, local communities, health, achievements and laughter, mentors, spiritual opportunities, diverse ministries, challenges met and unmet, friendships. Life continues to unfurl richly and I am glad.


The poet Mary Oliver once asked and advised, “Am I no longer young, and still not half perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters…,” which is the quest to live in gratitude and service, in generosity and mercy, in trust and companionship with God. All is gift, and gifts received are meant to be given.

 

 

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Sister Joy Clough

60-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1961

Current Ministry: Writer, volunteer

Motto: Practice the truth in love


Sixty years – how is that possible?! They’ve sped by, full of surprises and changes unimaginable from the perspective of 1961 (our entrance year). I remember and cherish so much – family, companions, education, struggles and tears, travel, meaningful work, local communities, health, achievements and laughter, mentors, spiritual opportunities, diverse ministries, challenges met and unmet, friendships. Life continues to unfurl richly and I am glad.


The poet Mary Oliver once asked and advised, “Am I no longer young, and still not half perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters…,” which is the quest to live in gratitude and service, in generosity and mercy, in trust and companionship with God. All is gift, and gifts received are meant to be given.

 

 

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If you would like to honor Sister Joy Clough with a gift to the Sisters of Mercy, please click here to donate securely online. An acknowledgment of your tribute will be sent to Sister Joy Clough.