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2018 Jubilarians: Society of Helpers (SH)

Sister Patricia Hottinger

60th profession

Sister Patricia Hottinger


Birthplace: Mankato, Minn.

Entrance: 1956

First profession: 1958

Final profession: 1964

Education: Associate arts degree, Mary Rogers College, Maryknoll N.Y., 1967-69

Bachelor’s in occupational therapy, Washington University in St. Louis 1971

Service in the archdiocese: DePaul Hospital, St. Louis 1971-73

Cardinal Ritter Institute, 1973-77

Paraquad Inc., 1982-84

Gazette International Networking, 1985

St. Cronan Parish, 1986

St. Ann’s Church and Shrine, 1987-92

Institute for Peace and Justice, 1987-92

Jesuit Community Corporation, 1992-2011

Visitation-St. Ann Shrine, 2009-15

Volunteer service and participation: Hospice work, tutoring, retreat work with Bridges and Weeks of Guided Prayer, Healing Touch Practice, SLACO St. Louis Association of Community Organization, North Side Deanery, St. Louis Women Associates.

Service outside the archdiocese: Parish studies, Chicago, work with elderly 1977-81

About Sister Patricia Hottinger: She was the last of the Helpers (1903-2017) to leave St. Louis. She enjoys visiting people in three different Chicago centers. Weekly Wii bowling is high on her priority list. Curiosity for new experiences brought her back to trying to teach herself piano, and finding a Spanish-language computer course. She enjoys keeping in touch with St. Louis friends through phone calls and cards.

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