Sister Patricia Ann O’Sullivan
Birthplace: Ashland, Wis.
First profession: 1993
Final profession: 1999
Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education for intermediate grades, University of Wisconsin
Service in the archdiocese: Contemplative sister in the prayer community, Immaculate Heart Convent in Normandy
Service outside the archdiocese: Altar bread department for 13 years in St. Paul, Minn.
Sacristan, Eucharistic minister and driver in St. Paul
Altar bread department for 5½ years, laundry department, driver and sacristan in Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Altar bread department for 2½ years, driver and cook in Springfield, Ill.
About Sister Patricia Ann O’Sullivan: She enjoys correspondence with the elderly, especially those who have lost loved ones dear to them. She also enjoys cellecting jokes and poetry.
Sister Mary Laetitia Hughes
Birth name: Rita Martina
Birthplace: Martina, Pa.
First profession: 1958
Final profession: 1961
Education: Master’s in social work, Saint Louis University
Service in the archdiocese: Field work while studying for degree
Service outside the archdiocese: Served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for more than 50 years, which included being the administrator for a residential treatment center for girls with emotional or behavioral problems
About Sister Mary Laetitia Hughes: She has always been an avid reader and lover of poetry and music. She always enjoyed going to concerts. Sister Laetitia is now in the elder care facility at Immaculate Heart Convent in Normandy. She had a special interest in the founders of the Good Shepherd Congregation. She visited the sites of its beginning and was a team member of the group that started the Spirituality Center at the motherhouse in Angers, France, and wrote the first volume of the English translation of St. Mary Euphrasia’s letters.
Sister Barbara Smithhisler
Birth name: Ann Marie Smithhisler
Birthplace: Danville, Kan.
First profession: 1958
Service in the archdiocese: Residence in the Good Shepherd Sisters Infirmary ministry of prayer and pro-life advocacy
Service outside the archdiocese: Social worker, pro-life advocate, support services in Sioux City, Iowa; Denver; Portland, Ore.; Spokane, Wash.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and St. Paul, Minn.
About Sister Barbara Smithhisler: She has a very joyous and outgoing personality. She enjoyed taking sisters, women and girls out to doctor’s appointments, fun trips and advocacy events. She now leads a quiet, retired life of prayer at the elder care facility Immaculate Heart Convent in Normandy.
Sister Dorothy Delia Vogel
Birthplace: Green Bay, Wis.
First profession: 1958
Final profession: 1966
Education: High School in Marlsfield, Wis.
Service in the archdiocese: Contemplative Sister of the Good Shepherd and service in her community, Normandy
Member of our Good Shepherd Visioning Commission, a group from across the community’s province
About Sister Dorothy Delia Vogel: Sister Dorothy resides at the care facility of Immaculate Heart Convent in Normandy. She continues to live her life of prayer and sacrifice for the needs of our world, our Church and for all the ministries of Sisters of the Good Shepherd’s international congregation. Sister Dorothy’s entire religious life has been in the St. Louis Archdiocese. She has always prayed for seminarians and priests and continues to pray daily for all of the churches where her sisters serve, and have served, in his area and beyond. She had gifted hands for many years, which she generously used to help her sisters. She received a Certificate of Electricity after studying with Dr. Joseph Valk. She had talents ranging from beautiful knitting to repairing any machinery in the altar bread department. She could even fix a delicate pair of eyeglasses.
Mary Christopher Mullan
Birth name: Rose Pauline
Birthplace: San Diego
First profession: 1945
Final profession: 1953
Education: Bachelor’s degree, St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Md., 1942
Studies at Indiana University, University of California, Notre Dame College, Belmont, Calif.
Studies at University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco
Lone Mountain, San Francisco
Service in the archdiocese: Administrator, Good Shepherd Juvenile Services, Marygrove, Florissant
Provincial, St. Louis Province
Administrator, Immaculate Heart Convent, Normandy
Service outside the archdiocese: Group mother and teacher for wards of juvenile court, San Francisco
Group mother for women released from prison, New Orleans
Group mother for juvenile wards in Chicago, Phoenix and Las Vegas
Counselor for battered women and children, Los Angeles
Adult ESL instruction and remedial high school instruction, Los Angeles
ESL and high school equivalency level subjects for immigrants, Memphis
ESL instruction, Chunchin, South Korea
About Sister Mary Christopher Mullan: She is an avid reader and is delighted that her retirement residence is next door to the St. Louis County public library.