Sr. Mary Catherine Eschenbach, O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Mary Catherine Eschenbach, age 93 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the convent.  Born February 15, 1923 in Indianapolis, she is the daughter of Cecilia (Nee: Johantgen) and Carl Eschenbach Sr.Sr. Mary Catherine entered the convent September 8, 1939 and made her final vows August 12, 1945.  She was a teacher, principal and a missionary in Papua New Guinea.  Schools included St. Louis in Batesville, St. Frances de Sales and St. Michael’s in Indianapolis, St. Lawrence in St. Lawrenceburg, Indiana, St. Vincent de Paul in Bedford, Indiana, St. Ann’s in Hamilton, Ohio, St. Anthony’s in Streator, Illinois, Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe, Missouri as well as 15 years in Papua New Guinea before retiring to the Motherhouse in 1998.Attending St. Catherine’s and St. Mary’s Academy in Indianapolis, she was taught by the sisters of Oldenburg.  One of the sisters she met was instrumental in her choice to enter religious life.  After her sophomore year, she entered the novitiate program at Oldenburg.  In her first year as a novice, her father died and her mother was the expecting the families’ seventh child.  Sr. Mary Catherine offered to abandon her religious calling and return home to help with the family.  Her mother said, “Stay and pray, we’ll make it.”A dedicated teacher, she taught for 20 years, teaching almost every grade and then spent 20 years as a principal.  In 1960 the first group of sisters left for Papua New Guinea.  While she too wanted to minister in this foreign land, she stayed stateside for her aging mother.  After many years, she still felt the desire to go, so she asked her mother’s permission.  Mom’s answer was, “Go, I’ll visit you.”  And she did at age 86!In her words, “I was a pilgrim in a foreign land, teaching at the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the Teacher’s College, two seminaries and with the Capuchin Brothers.  I’ve gone where there was a need.  All my life has been a challenge and I’ve enjoyed the challenges.  I’ve been happy and enjoyed the journey as I walked trustfully with the Lord.”Sr. Mary Catherine is survived by her sisters Angela Kriese and Leanore Cox, both of Indianapolis as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Mildred Rambow, Florence Eschenbach, Carlann Richardson and brother Carl Eschenbach Jr.Visitation is Wednesday, February 15th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Weakley officiating.  Burial will be in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

Aubamyang backs tweet lashing teammates after 3-0 defeat

first_img Loading… Gabon international and Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a tweet appearing to criticise his team-mates after their 3-0 re-start demolition by Manchester City. The forward was part of the Gunners side that lost 3-0 on their return to Premier League action. Aubameyang led the line on his own but could not find the net for a second consecutive game, putting him on 20 goals for the campaign. The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both interested in his signature. And his response to football.London’s latest activity on social media has got fans worried after working hard for Mikel Arteta’s side with no results. The forward liked a tweet from the writer, who wrote: “Once more Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led Arsenal (and Man City) in interceptions. He did everything asked of him on defence but didn’t have the guile behind him. “He’s running himself to the ground for Arsenal and that feels like bad news.”Advertisement Action from the Manchester city versus Arsenal restart clash that ended 3-0 in favour of Man City And the Gunners faithful believe it is a sign that Aubameyang may not be wearing the famous red and white strip for much longer. “He is definitely off,” one supporter said. “Imagine being a 30 goal-a-season striker having having to play with trash like ‘[Mesut] Ozil and [Granit] Xhaka in midfield and David Luiz and [Shkodran] Mustafi at the back.” But Aubameyang has been sent a transfer warning by his Gabon international manager Patrice Neveu about staying in north London. Read Also Arsenal eager to find buyer for Mesut Ozil “He also knows how to exploit the qualities of attack partners to create holes and opportunities. “If Steven Zhang and Antonio Conte put him at the top of the list, I have no doubt that Conte himself would turn him into a real machine.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Confirmed:Asante Kotoko sacks coach Mas-Ud Dramani

first_imgFinally, the management of  Kumasi Asante Kotoko have confirmed the sacking of under-fire coach Mas-Ud Dramani’s after the club’s board asked him to proceed on leave with an official statement.Sources within the club have revealed that the board took the decision to sack the talented coach after recent difficult results.“The Board of Directors of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have asked Head Coach, Mas-ud Didi Dramani to proceed on leave,” a statement on the club’s website read.“This effectively brings his tenure at the club to an end after almost three seasons.”In a letter dated February 16, 2015 and signed by Board Secretary, Ishmael Boachie, the Board directed Didi Dramani to “take his accumulated leave with effect from February 17, 2015.”The Kotoko coach has come under fire in the last one week over the unimpressive performance of the Porcupines who have 8 points after seven-match days in the First Capital Plus Premier League. Didi, in 2012/13 season, his first season at Kotoko won the Premier League title and repeated it last season.He won the MTN FA Cup last season.The future of the former Ghana U17 girls team coach was speculated after his side’s poor run of form in the Ghana Premier League.Kotoko have amassed eight points from a possible and have slipped into the bottom half of the Ghana Premier League.Dramani’s three-season spell would be fondly remembered after leading the club to their first ever league and cup double last season.last_img read more