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Jubilarians | Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

50th First Profession

Sister Ann Francis Monedero OSF

Birth name: Rosa

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas

Entrance: August 1967

First profession: May 1970

Final profession: August 1973

Education: Bachelor’s in American studies, Marillac College, 1973

Master’s in education, University of Missouri at St. Louis, 1983

Master’s in theological studies, Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, 2004

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Casimir (New) School, 1970-72, 1973-74

Coordinator of Gabriel Club, an after-school program at St. Gabriel the Archangel School, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Paschal School, West Monroe, Louisiana, 1974-78

Teacher, St. Gerard Majella School, Markham, Illinois, 1978-79

Teacher, St. Bernadette School, Omaha, Nebraska

1979-83

Teacher, Our Lady of the Ridge, Chicago Ridge, Illinois

1983-85

Teacher, Father James B. Hay School, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 1985-86

Teacher, Blessed Sacrament School, El Paso, Texas, 1986-91

Youth director, El Paso, Texas

Diocesan campus ministry, University of Texas in El Paso, 1991-98

Campus minister, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, 1999-2010

About Sister Ann Francis Monedero: She continues with her ministry at Gabriel Club and joining her Franciscan community in caring for our common home. In between she continues her pottery work, sculptures and thrown items, displaying at Good Shepherd Gallery and selling at local farmers’ markets and with individual commissions. In her pottery studio, she believes "Beauty is a moment in time that must be captured so that the human heart can, in the midst of pain and despair, cling to the notion that that which is capable of bearing beauty is capable of bringing new life..." (Sister Joan Chittister, OSB) She also enjoys knitting a variety of items but especially hats for Siteman Cancer Center in conjunction with a knitting group at St. Joan of Arc.

50th First Profession

Sister Annette Marie Kaba OSF

Birth name: Norma Jean

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: August 1967

First profession: May 1970

Final profession: August 1973

Education: Bachelor’s in American studies, Marillac College, 1973

Master’s in religious studies, Saint Louis University, 1985

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Casimir (New) School, 1973-74

Teacher, St. Pius X School, 1975-77, 1980-82

School secretary, St. Pius V School, 1998-2001

Assistant minister, Leadership Team of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Louis, 2010-15

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. John School, West Frankfort, Illinois, 1970-72, 1985-82

Teacher, St. Bernadette School, Omaha, Nebraska, 1977-80

Teacher, St. Matthew School, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, 1982-85

Teacher, St. Stephen School, Caseyville, Illinois, 1992-95

Principal, St. Agatha School, New Athens, Illinois, 1995-98

Pastoral associate, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Centralia, Illinois, 2001-10

Pastoral associate, St. Luke/St. Teresa Partnership, Belleville, Illinois, 2015-present

About Sister Annette Marie Kaba OSF: She enjoys her present ministry as pastoral associate in Belleville, Illinois at St. Luke/St. Teresa Partnership. She also enjoys the St. Louis Cardinals, suduko, cake decorating and doing sequin calendars.

50th First Profession

Sister Angela Senyszyn OSF

Birth name: Christine

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Entrance: August 1967

First profession: May 1970

Final profession: August 1973

Education: Bachelor’s in history, Marillac College, 1973

Master’s in history with her thesis "The Polish Immigrant in St. Louis 1860-1900," University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1980

Master’s in educational administration, Saint Louis University, 1992

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Pius X School, 1970-72, 1978-79, 1985-87

Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1973-78

Principal, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1973-78,

Principal, St. John the Baptist, 1993-95

Principal, St. Joseph, Farmington, 1995-98

Campus advocate, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 1998-2013

Ministry to retired priests, Regina Cleri, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary’s School, Clyde, Ohio, 1979-81

Teacher, St. Bernadette School, Omaha, Nebraska, 1981-84

About Sister Angela Senyszyn: She has many hobbies: reading lawyer books, baking her signature cookies, singing and playing the piano. She appreciated her time as archivist and wrote an abbreviated History of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. One of her happiest moments was to play the role of "Mother Superior" in the musical "NUNSENSE," which was a collaborative effort of sisters from other congregations. Sister Angela, a loyal St. Louis Cardinal fan, is grateful to God, her family, her friends and her religious community for her varied and fulfilled life as a Franciscan Sister for over 50 years.

50th First Profession

Sister Barbara Siderewicz OSF

Birth name: Barbara

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Entrance: August 1967

First profession: May 1970

Final profession: August 1973

Education: Bachelor’s in mathematics, Marillac College, 1973

Master’s in elementary school administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1981

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, 1970-72

Teacher, St. Casimir (New) School, 1973-79

Principal, St. Casimir (New) School,1979-81

Principal, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, 1981-85

Principal, St. Pius X School, 1985-86

Principal, Sts. Joachim and Ann School, 1991-97

Principal, St. Pius V School, 1997-2003

PSR teacher, Immaculata Parish, 2011-15

Member of the Leadership Team and Secretary General of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Louis, 2005-10

Service outside the archdiocese:

Principal, St. Matthew’s School, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, 1986-91

Teacher, Queen of Peace School, Belleville, Illinois, 2003-05

About Sister Barbara Siderewicz OSF: Currently Sister Barbara is ministering as secretary/receptionist for the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Sunset Hills. For relaxation, she enjoys crossword puzzles and embroidery.

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