Regina Cleri celebrates 50 years of serving retired priests

Rebecca Venegoni Tower

Regina Cleri, the archdiocesan residence for retired priests, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Bishop Robert Hermann, archdiocesan administrator, was the principal celebrant at the  Mass on June 1 at Regina Cleri in recognition of the golden jubilee.

Approximately 30 priests in residence at Regina Cleri concelebrated the Mass with Bishop Hermann.

After the Mass, Bishop Hermann told the Review “This morning, at the 50th anniversary Mass of the founding of Regina Cleri, I was happy to witness the joy and the peace that our priests have in their retirement home after 50 years of serving the faithful of the archdiocese.”

Regina Cleri has housed more than 120 priests. Currently 32 priests live in retirement at Regina Cleri, and at least two more priests are expected to enter Regina Cleri later this month. Five retired priests live at St. Agnes Home-John Paul II residence for retired priests in Kirkwood, and one more priest is expected there later this month.

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