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2018 Jubilarians: Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ)

Sister Sheila Hammond; Sister Shirley Miller; Sister Joan Gannon; Sister Frances Gimber

50th first vows

Sister Sheila Hammond

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Birthplace: Chadron, Neb.

Entrance: 1965

First profession: 1968

Final profession: 1974

Education: Bachelor’s in French, Manhattanville College, 1965

Master’s in theology and spirituality, Saint Louis University, 1975

Service in the archdiocese: Evening chaplaincy, Deaconess Hospital, 1977-78

Provincial team, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States Province, 1999-2006

Pastoral care director, Saint Louis University Hospital, 2005-12

Provincial team member, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province, 2012-17

Provincial, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: High school teacher and dean of students, Sacred Heart School, Chicago, 1968-73

Chaplaincy and CPE supervisor, Ypsilanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Lansing Mich., 1978-82

Chaplaincy and CPE supervisor, Harper Grace Hospital, Detroit, 1985

Director of formation, Society of the Sacred Heart Novitiate, Boston, 1985-99

Chaplaincy coordinator, Mass. General Hospital, Boston, 1994-99

Sister Shirley Miller

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Birthplace: Fargo, N.D.

Entrance: 1965

First profession: 1968

Final profession: 1974

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Duchesne College, 1969

Master’s in religious studies, University of St. Thomas, 1975

Master’s in business management, University of Notre Dame, 1978

Service in the archdiocese: Director of mission advancement, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province, 2004-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and director of students, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, Ill., 1968-72

Chairman of religion department and religion teacher, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha, Neb., 1972-78

Principal, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha, Neb., 1978-89

Headmistress, Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans, 1989-2003

Executive committee, Independent Schools of the Southwest, Houston, 1998-2000

Sister Joan Gannon

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Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Entrance: 1955

First profession: 1958

Final profession: 1963

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Newton College, 1969

Master’s in English, Catholic University of America, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Provincial team, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States Province, 1999-2005

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey, 1959-74

Pastoral assistant, St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth, R.I., 1974-78

Assistant to the pastor and director of service center, Holy Cross Church Service Center, Indiantown, Fla., 1978-86

Student chaplaincy, NYU Medical Center and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 1987-89

Director of pastoral care, Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, New York, 1989-98

Chaplaincy, Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, New York, 1998-99

60th First Vows

Sister Frances Gimber

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Birthplace: San Diego

Entrance: 1955

First profession: 1958

Final profession: 1964

Education: Bachelor’s in French, Manhattanville College, 1955

Master’s in English, Manhattanville College, 1964

Service in the archdiocese: Archival preparation, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States Province, 2002-03

Archivist, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States Province, 2003-10

Translator and editor, Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Archives, 2012-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1959-63

Teacher, Convent of the Sacred Heart at Kenwood, Albany, N.Y., 1964-65

Mistress general, Convent of the Sacred Heart at Kenwood, Albany, N.Y., 1967-69

Assistant director of novices, Novitiate of the Sacred Heart, Newton Centre, Mass., 1969-71

Director of studies, teacher and counselor, Nottingham Academy, Buffalo, N.Y., 1971-72

Director of residents, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, Ill., 1972-75

Teacher in New York, Tokyo, Japan and Massachusetts

Assistant documentalist, Jesuit Refugee Services, Rome 1994-2001

Secretary, Society of the Sacred Heart Motherhouse, Rome, 1993-2001

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