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Jubilarians: Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (OP)

50th Entrance

Sister Christine Gamache

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 3, 1969

First profession: Aug. 1, 1971

Final profession: Aug. 27, 1977

Education: Bachelor’s in education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1973

Master’s in education, Saint Louis University, 1988

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Little Flower School, St. Louis, 1973-82

Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Crestwood, 1982-84

Teacher, St. James School, St. Louis, 1984-89

Teacher/counselor, St. Dominic Savio School, St. Louis, 1989-90

Teacher/counselor, St. Michael School, St. Louis, 1990-95

Teacher/campus minister, St. John the Baptist High School, St. Louis, 1995-97

Teacher/learning consultant, St. John the Baptist High School, St. Louis, 1997-98

Learning consultant, Mary Queen of Universe School, St. Louis, 1998-2003

Learning consultant, St. Mark School, St. Louis 2003-13

Substitute teacher, St. Louis Archdiocese, 2016-18

Resident assistant, St. Joseph’s Apartments, St. Louis, 2018-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Suffern, N.Y., 1972-73


Sister Mary Schmittgens

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 3, 1969

First profession: Aug. 1, 1971

Final profession: Oct. 26, 1980

Education: Bachelor’s in social studies, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mark/De Porres School, St. Louis, 1973-80.

Teacher, Bishop Healy School, St. Louis, 1980-84

Assistant principal/teacher, Holy Guardian Angels School, St. Louis, 1984-86

Teacher, St. Kevin School, St. Louis, 1986-91

Teacher, St. Francis of Assisi School, St. Louis, 1991-96

Registrar, Nerinx Hall High School, Webster Groves, 1997-2017

Receptionist, Jesuit Archives and Research Center, St. Louis, 2018-present


60th Entrance

Sister Loretta Keller

Birthplace: Ralls County, Mo.

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1959

First profession: May 8, 1961

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1964

Master’s in reading, Clark College, 1978

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Simon School, St. Louis, 1964-66

Teacher, St. James School, St. Louis, 1966-67

Teacher, St. Kevin School, St. Louis, 1967-79

Teacher, Epiphany School, St. Louis, 1979-94

Teacher, Marian Hall Education Center, St. Louis, 1995-96

Receptionist, Bethesda Dilworth Home, St. Louis, 1996-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Helena School, Bronx, N.Y., 1961-64


Sister Mary Ann Buhr

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1959

First profession: May 8, 1961

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in business education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1964

Master’s in education, University of Missouri, 1972

Certificate in computer studies, University of Missouri, 1998

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Simon School, St. Louis, 1964-68

Teacher, St. Dominic High School, O’Fallon, 1968-70

Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, St. Louis, 1976-85

Teacher, St. John Baptist High School, St. Louis, 1985-98

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Bronx, N.Y., 1961-63

Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Suffern, N.Y., 1963-64

Teacher, Holy Rosary School, Monroe City, Mo., 1970-76

Assistant director, Family Center, Belleville, Ill., 1999-present


65th Entrance

Sister Barbara Paul

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1954

First profession: May 16, 1956

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1961

Education: Bachelor’s in education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1959

Master’s in chemistry/physics, College of William and Mary, 1971

Master’s in religious education, Fordham University, 1980

Certificate of theology, Jesuit School of Theology, 1985

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Thomas More School, St. Louis, 1961-63

Teacher, Little Flower School, St. Louis, 1963-69

Teacher, St. Dominic High School, O’Fallon, 1970-73

Regional director, Dominican Sisters, St. Louis, 1971-73

Pastoral minister, Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Louis, 1994-97

Learning consultant, Resurrection School, St. Louis, 2001-05

Learning consultant/teacher, St. Vincent de Paul School, Marthasville, 2005-14

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Agnes Home and School, Sparkill, N.Y., 1956-58

Teacher, St. Ann School, Bronx, N.Y. 1958-59

Teacher, Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School, Easton, Md., 1959-60 and 1969-70

Teacher, St. Madeleine Sophie School, Schenectady, N.Y., 1960-61

Executive team member, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, N.Y., 1972-80

President, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, N.Y., 1980-84

Pastoral minister, Hermanas de Maryknoll, Peru, 1985-94

Pastoral associate, St. Nicholas Parish, Aurora, Ill., 1997-2001


Sister Mary Pius Fagan

Birth name: Marguerite

Birthplace: Wilmington, Del.

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1954

First profession: May 16, 1956

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1961

Education: Bachelor’s in education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, N.Y., 1959

Master’s in urban affairs/public policy, Saint Louis University, 1984

Certificate in spiritual direction, Aquinas Institute, 2000

Service in the archdiocese: Chaplain, Detention Center, St. Louis, 1977-79

Director, Criminal Justice Ministry, St. Louis, 1979-88

Staff development, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louis, 1989-90

Parish associate, St. Mark Parish, St. Louis, 1991-92

Director, Pillar Place, St. Louis, 1992-95

Liturgist, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, St. Louis, 1995-97

Spiritual direction, St. Louis, 1998-2016

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Agnes Home and School, Sparkill, N.Y., 1956-59

Teacher, St. Brendan School, Bronx, N.Y., 1959-60

Teacher, SS Peter and Paul School, Easton, Md., 1960-67

Teacher, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Scarsdale, N.Y. 1967-70

Teacher, St. Agnes Home and School, Sparkill, N.Y., 1970-72

Teacher, St. Dominic School, Blauvelt, N.Y. 1972-77


Sister Carrol Coble

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1954

First profession: May 16, 1956

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1961

Education: Bachelor’s in education, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 1959

Bachelor’s in nursing, Saint Louis University, 1976

Master’s in human relations, Webster University, 1983

Service in the archdiocese: Staff nurse, Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, 1985-91

Nurse, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1991-92

CPE Resident, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1991-92

Parish nurse, St. Pius/Incarnate Word Hospital, St. Louis, 1992-92

Parish nurse, Forest Park Hospital, St. Louis, 1999-2001

Parish nurse, St. Alexis Hospital, St. Louis, 2001-02

Parish nurse, Holy Family Parish, St. Louis, 1992-2005

Parish nurse, St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Louis, 2002-15

Parish nurse, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Louis, 2005-15

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Agnes Home and School, Sparkill, N.Y., 1956-58

Teacher, St. Rita School, Bronx, N.Y., 1958-59

Congregational Health Care Coordinator, St. Louis, 2015-present


70th Entrance

Sister Carolyn Bell

Birth name: Loretta Carolyn

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1949

First profession: May 10, 1951

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Webster College, 1959

Clinical pastoral education, St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, 1978-79

Cluster ACPE, St. Louis, 1979-90

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. James School, St. Louis, 1952-57

Teacher, Little Flower School, Richmond Heights, 1957-66

Teacher, St. James School, St. Louis, 1966-68

Teacher, Holy Redeemer School, Webster Groves, 1969-70

Teacher, St. James School, St. Louis, 1970-75

Parish visitor, Maria Fonte Monastery, St. Louis, 1975-76

Pastoral associate, St. Mark Parish, St. Louis, 1976-78

Pastoral care minister, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Louis, 1978-79

Pastoral intern, St. Louis State Hospital, St. Louis, 1979-80

De Paul Health Center, St. Louis, 1991-97

Chaplaincy, St. John Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, 1997-2002

Service outside the archdiocese: Stenographer, Cardinal McCloskey Home, White Plains, N.Y., 1951-52

Teacher, St. Catherine School, Binghamton, N.Y., 1968-69

Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. 1980-87

Pastoral care, Apartment Community, Belleville, Ill., 1987-91


Sister Patricia Cody

Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1949

First profession: Aug. 16, 1951

Final profession: Aug. 16, 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Webster University, 1957

Master’s in Latin, Saint Louis University, 1964

Master’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1972

Master’s in administration, Saint Louis University, 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Little Flower School, St. Louis, 1952-59

Teacher, St. Dominic High School, O’Fallon, 1965-70

Principal, St. Elizabeth School, St. Louis, 1970-77

Principal, St. Mary Magdalen School, St. Louis, 1977-85

Vocation director, St. Louis Archdiocese Vocation Office, St. Louis, 1985-89

Principal, St. Michael School, St. Louis, 1989-95

Principal, Assumption School, O’Fallon, 1997-2002

Campus ministry, Saint Louis University, 2002-08

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Helena School, Bronx, N.Y., 1951-52

Teacher, Holy Rosary School, Monroe City, 1959-65

Administrative assistant, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, N.Y., 2008-present


Sister Anne Simms

Birth name: Patricia

Birthplace: Hannibal, Mo.

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1949

First profession: May 10, 1951

Final profession: Aug. 15, 1957

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Webster University, 1958

Master’s in elementary administration, Saint Louis University, 1972

Master’s in theological science, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, Calif. 1987

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Little Flower School, Richmond Heights, 1951-61

Teacher, St. Simon School, St. Louis, 1961-67

Teacher, Epiphany School, St. Louis, 1967-68

Principal, St. Mary Magdalen School, Brentwood, 1968-77

Teacher, Little Flower School, Richmond Heights, 1977-78

Principal, St. Simon School, St. Louis, 1978-85

Service outside the archdiocese: Intern, St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., 1987-88

Chaplaincy, Providence Hospital, Oakland, Calif., 1988-92

Pastoral minister, Summit Medical Center, Oakland, Calif., 1992-2008


75th Entrance

Sister Julia Marie Cody

Birth name: Regina Marie

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: Sept. 8, 1944

First profession: April 30, 1946

Final profession: Aug. 16, 1951

Education: Bachelor’s in reading, Webster College, 1958

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Holy Redeemer School, Webster Groves, 1947-52

Teacher, St. Mark School, St. Louis, 1952-61

Teacher, St. James School, St. Louis, 1961-68

Teacher, St. Simon School, St. Louis, 1968-70

Teacher, St. Elizabeth School, Crestwood, 1970-74

Teacher, St. Thomas More School, St. Louis, 1974-87

Librarian, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, 1987-99

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School, New York, N.Y., 1946-47

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