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JUBILARIANS | Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

25th Reception

Sister Linda Markway

Birth place: Jefferson City, Missouri

Entrance: 1993

First profession: 1998

Final profession: 2003

Education: Bachelor's in mathematics, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, 1973

Master's in education administration, Saint Louis University, 1994

Service in the archdiocese: Principal and teacher, All Souls Grade School, 1998-2001

Assistant to the Service Extension Department, Salvation Army, 2002-05

Sabbatical/in transition, 2005-07

Administrative assistant, research and development, Saint Louis University, 2006-10

Co-director for St. Joseph the Worker, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2010-12

Vocational education director, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2012-16

Director of mission stewardship, Fontbonne University, 2015-20

Volunteer, 2020-present

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

50th Reception

Sister Nancy Marsh

Birth place: Jacksonville, Florida

Entrance: 1970

First profession: 1972

Final profession: 1976

Education: Bachelor's in home economics education, Fontbonne College, 1970

Associate's in nursing, Georgia State University, 1978

Master's in adult health and oncology nursing, Georgia State University, 1993

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Valle High School, Ste. Genevieve, 1970-71

Nurse, Mary Ryder Home, St. Louis, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Academy of Our Lady, Peoria, Illinois, 1972-73

Teacher, St. Joseph High School, Atlanta, 1973-76

Student, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1976-78

Nurse, Crawford W. Long Memorial Hospital, 1978-79

Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1979-80

Nurse, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980-91

Student, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1991-93

Oncology clinical nurse, West Paces Medical Center, Atlanta, 1993-94

Home care infusionist, Mid-Towne Home Infusion, Inc., Atlanta, 1994-97

Home care and private duty nurse, Nursefinders, Atlanta, 1994-96

Home care infusionist, Intermin Healthcare, Atlanta, 1996-97

Outpatient hospice nurse, Portsbridge Hospice, Dunwoody, Georgia, 1997

IV team staff, Staff Builder Health Care Services, 1997-98

Chemotherapy nurse, Northside Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998-2006

Chemotherapy administration, Georgia Cancer Specialists, Alpharetta, Georgia, 2006-13

Chemotherapy infusion nurse, Georgia Cancer Specialists, Atlanta, 2013-15

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Helen (Sister Louise Joseph) Alder

Birth place: Billings, Montana

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1965

Certificate in nursing, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Valle Grade School, Ste. Genevieve, 1965-69

Teacher, St. Thomas the Apostle Grade School, Florissant, 1969-70

Resident, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1970-71

Student, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, 1972-74

Resident, 1987-88

Nurse, Deaconess Hospital, 1988-89

Home health care nurse, St. Alexius Hospital, 1991-93

Service outside the archdiocese: Nurse aide, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-72

Nurse, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1974-85

Nurse, Vredenburgh Health Center, Vredenburgh, Alabama, 1985-87

Nurse, Fort Defiance Indian Hospital, Defiance, Arizona, 1989-90

Sabbatical, 1993-94

Director home health, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic, Tucson, Arizona, 1994-95

Nurse, Carondelet Home Care Services, Overland Park, Kansas, 1995-99

Nurse, Hickman Mills Clinic, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999-2006

Parish nurse, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004-19

School nurse, St. Monica Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006-08

School nurse, Our Lady of the Angels Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008-12

Volunteer parish nurse, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 2019-present

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk

Birth name: Mary Frances

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1965

Master's in religious education, Seattle University, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Sabbatical, 1996-97

Administrative assistant, Rock Haven, 1997-98

Associate director, Rock Haven, 1998-2003

Spiritual direction, 2020-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1965-71

Teacher, Little Flower Grade School, Mobile, Alabama, 1971-74

Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1974-77

Principal and teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1978-82

Pastoral associate, St. Augustine and Sacred Heart parishes, Republic, Michigan, 1982-93

Pastoral associate, Sacred Heart and St. Agnes Champion parishes, Michigamme, Michigan, 1984-93

Pastoral administrator, Holy Family Parish, Holy Cross, Alaska, 1993-96

Farm project worker, White Violet Center: Eco Justice, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, 2003-05

Spiritual director and retreat director, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2003-20

Alpaca care, spiritual director and retreat director, White Violet Center: Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, 2005-12

About Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk: Sister Paul Bernadette is very dedicated to the preservation of the earth, and loves music, art and dance.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Patricia (Sister Michael Damien) Dunphy

Birth place: Poughkeepsie, New York

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1966

Master's in early childhood and preschool education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1974

Administration certificate from the University of Phoenix, 1999

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Most Holy Rosary Grade School, 1965-72

Administrator, St. Joseph's Academy, 2004-13

Volunteer, 2013-14

Animator, Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Education Association, 2014-15

Community life co-coordinator, Nazareth Living Center, 2015-20

Community coordinator, Nazareth Living Center, 2020-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter Grade School, Marquette, Michigan, 1972-73

Principal and teacher, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kansas City, Missouri, 1973-74

Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Waco, Texas, 1974-79

Principal and teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Waco, Texas, 1979-82

Principal, St. Catherine of Siena Grade School, Denver, 1982-85

Principal, St. Vincent de Paul Grade School, Denver, 1985-96

Principal, Our Lady of Fatima Grade School, Lakewood, Colorado, 1996-99

Theology teacher, Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, Colorado, 1999-2004

About Sister Patricia Dunphy: She enjoys reading, the outdoors (except August in St. Louis) and fun gatherings with her CSJ community.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Helen (Sister James Barbara) Flemington

Birth place: Kansas City, Missouri

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in French, Fontbonne College, 1966

Master's degree in French elementary education, Ohio State University, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Matthew the Apostle Grade School, 1965-67

Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1967-74

Province leadership, St. Joseph Provincialate, 2008-14

Service outside the archdiocese: Principal, Nativity of Our Lord Grade School, Chicago, 1974-81

Pastoral ministry/DRE, St. Leo the Great Parish, Ava, Missouri, 1981-88

Pastoral associate, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, Kansas City, Missouri 1988-95

Pastoral administration, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995-2002

Sabbatical, 2002

Pastoral administrator, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003-06

Principal, St. Thomas More Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006-08

Sabbatical, 2014-15

Pastoral minister, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, Kansas City, Missouri 2015-18

Mission advisor, KC Metro Mission Advancement Office, 2018-present

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Marie Joan (Sister Marie Joseph) Harris

Birth name: Sallie Joan

Birth place: Denver

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in chemistry, Fontbonne College, 1967

Doctorate in analytical chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1963

Provincial councilor, St. Joseph Provincialate, 1992-2002

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1965-66

Student, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1966-70

Faculty member, Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970-87

Vice president and dean of academic affairs, Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987-2001

Provost and vice-president of academic affairs, Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001-15

Volunteer, Kansas City, Missouri, 2015-present

About Sister Marie Joan Harris: She volunteers as a trustee or member of several boards as well as province and congregational groups.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Ann (Sister Ann Raymond) Landers

Birth name: Paula

Birth place: Peoria, Illinois

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1965

Master's in reading, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1975.

Administrator's certificate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Jude Grade School, 1965-66

Teacher, St. Rita Grade School, 1969-75

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Rose of Lima Grade School, Houston, Texas, 1966-69

Teacher, Holy Cross Grade School, Champaign, Illinois, 1975-80

Principal, Holy Cross Grade School, Champaign, Illinois 1980-84

Teacher, St. Bernard Grade School, Peoria, Illinois, 1984-89

Principal and teacher, St. Mary's Grade School-Kickapoo, Edwards, Illinois, 1989-93

Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, Chillicothe, Illinois, 1993-95

Teacher, St. Thomas More Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995-99

Teacher, Holy Cross Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999-2001

Home care, CSJ Home Care, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001-06

Tutor, Our Lady of Peace Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 2002-06

Director, CSJ Home Care, Kansas City Missouri, 2006-19

Volunteer, Kansas City, Missouri, 2019-present

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Marion (Sister Georgine Marie) Renkens

Birth place: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Hospitality, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1983-84

Administrator, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2000-16

Retired and volunteer, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Viator Grade School, Chicago, 1965-68

Teacher, St. Cecilia Grade School, Peoria, Illinois, 1968-71

Teacher, St. Bede the Venerable Grade School, Chicago, 1971-74

Teacher, Little Flower Grade School, Mobile, Alabama, 1974-75

Teacher, St. Mary on the Hill Grade School, Augusta, Georgia, 1975-79

Teacher, St. Joseph Grade School, Marietta, Georgia, 1979-83

Teacher, St. Teresa's Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, 1984-90

Regional development director, KC Metro Regional Development Office, Kansas City, Missouri, 1990-91

Diocesan parish transition coordinator, Chancery Office, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Kansas City, Missouri, 1990-91

Director, St. John's Diocesan Center, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Kansas City, Missouri, 1991-99

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Judith (Sister Jean Medaille) Schulte

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in French, Fontbonne College

Master's in Romance languages, Case Western Reserve University

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Rosati-Kain High School, 1966-73

Department chair and teacher, Rosati-Kain High School, 1973-2015

Retired, substitute teacher and volunteer, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary on the Hill Grade School, Augusta, Georgia, 1965-66

About Sister Judith Schulte: Now she translates archival documents and teaches French to younger students. Sister Judith is a member of local French and German organizations. She has studied in France and has accompanied groups traveling to Europe.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Sandra (Sister Veronica Ann) Straub

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in biology, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1965

Master's in biology, St. Mary College, Winona, Minnesota, 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Gregory Grade School, St. Ann, 1966-67

Assistant principal and teacher, St. Joseph's Academy, 1969-77

Assistant principal, Rosati-Kain High School, 1984-85

Principal, Rosati-Kain High School, 1985-89

Provincial leadership team, St. Joseph Provincialate, 2002-08

Sabbatical, 2008-09

Director of mission integration, St. Anthony's Medical Center, 2009-12

Novice director, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2012-14

Retired and volunteer, 2014-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. John Grade School, Ishpeming, Michigan, 1965-66

Teacher, St. Louis Grade School, Englewood, Colorado, 1967-69

Principal, Reicher Catholic High School, Waco, Texas, 1977-82

Director of curriculum and public relations, St. Pius X High School, Houston, Texas, 1982-83

Liturgy coordinator, St. Rose of Lima Parish, Houston, Texas, 1984

In transition, Lima, Peru, 1989-90

Pastoral minister, Instituto de Idiomas, Padres de Maryknoll, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1990

Pastoral minister, San Jose de Lourdes, Cajamara, Peru, 1990-91

Pastoral agent, Iglesia San Lorenzo, Arequipa, Peru, 1991-93

Pastoral agent, San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru, 1993-94

Pastoral agent, Posta Pillar, Arequipa, Peru, 1994-95

Pastoral agent, San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru, 1995

Diocesan director of Hispanic ministry, The Catholic Center, Springfield/Cape Girardeau Diocese, Springfield, Missouri, 1996-2002

About Sister Sandra Straub: She enjoys watching sports, reading, barbequing and being in the company of family and friends.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

60th Reception

Sister Ann Louis Strizek

Birth name: Leonette Marie

Birth place: Valparaiso, Nebraska

Entrance: 1960

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in medical records library science, College of St. Teresa, Kansas City, 1960

Master's in social work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Medical records librarian, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1963-66

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2018-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Medical records librarian, St. Joseph Hospital-Center for Life, Augusta, Georgia, 1966-69

Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1969-72

Clinical social worker, St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson, Arizona, 1972-75

Assistant administrator, St. Joseph Carondelet Child Center, Chicago, 1975-77

Clinical social worker, Tulsa Catholic Social Service, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1977-84

Counselor, Catholic Social Service, Olathe, Kansas, 1984-87

CPE training, Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987-88

Pastoral minister, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1988-93

Case manager, St. Mary's Medical Center, Blue Springs, Missouri, 1993-2007

Chaplain, St. Mary's Medical Center, Blue Springs, Missouri, 2007-18

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Mary Angela Abood

Birth place: Valdosta, Georgia

Entrance: 1951

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Service in the archdiocese: Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St, Joseph Male Orphanage, Washington, Georgia, 1953-54

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1954-56

Teacher, St. Mary on the Hill Grade School, Augusta, Georgia, 1956-63

Teacher, St. Paul Grade School, Negaunee, Michigan, 1963-67

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Savannah, Georgia, 1967

Teacher, St. John the Evangelist Grade School, Valdosta, Georgia, 1967-71

Cottage and dorm supervisor, Village of St. Joseph, Atlanta, 1971-73

Teacher, St. Paul of the Cross, Atlanta 1973-76

Preschool teacher, St. Anthony Day Care Center, Atlanta, 1976-85

Receptionist, Village of St. Joseph, Atlanta, 1985-88

General Manager, Village of St. Joseph, Atlanta, 1988-90

Receptionist, Archdiocesan Education Office, Atlanta, 1990-93

In transition, Atlanta, 1993-94

Retirement, Atlanta, 1994-98

Prayer and presence, Decatur, Georgia, 1998-2015

About Sister Mary Angela Abood: Throughout her ministry, Sister Mary Angela made some interesting connections. In her years in the South, she knew writer Flannery O'Connor well, and took the school children to visit Flannery's famous peacocks. She also worked for Coretta King and, through her, met Rosa Parks. She also taught Martin Luther King's two sons, MLK III and Dexter. She also taught Hank Aaron's grandson.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Marie Damien Adams

Birth name: Joanne

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor's in history, Avila College, 1960

Master's in speech pathology, Northwestern University of Illinois, 1964

Doctorate in speech pathology/audiology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Faculty member, Fontbonne College, 1964-66

Academic dean, Fontbonne University, 1968-88

Assistant province director, St. Joseph Provincialate, 1988-92

Sabbatical, 1992-93

General councilor, Congregational Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1994-2002

Administrative team, CSJ Home Care, 2002-13

Retired and volunteer, 2013-17

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Holy Rosary Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri 1953-57

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima Grade School, Houston, 1957-63

Student, Northwestern University, Illinois, 1963-64

Student, SIU-Carbondale, Illinois, 1966-68

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Michael Therese Bauer

Birth name: Marie Joann

Birth place: Centralia, Illinois

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1961

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Gregory Grade School, St. Ann, 1953-61

Teacher, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1973-78

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 1978-83

Family care, 1983

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 1983-85

Printing and mailing coordinator, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1985-2008

Retired and volunteer, 2008-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph Grade School, Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii, 1961-63

Teacher, Christ the King Grade School, Maui, Hawaii, 1963-65

Teacher, Holy Trinity Grade School, Honolulu, 1965-67

Teacher, St. Anthony Grade School, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, 1967-70

Teacher, St. Theresa Grade School, Honolulu, 1970-71

Teacher, St. James Grade School, Denver, 1971-73

About Sister Michael Therese Bauer: In her spare time, Sister Michael is a clown and a magician. She is a member of the Trinity Clowns of Missouri (formerly Gateway Knights of Columbus Clown Club) and of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) and their regional affiliate, St. Louis RING ONE, which has brought her much fun, enjoyment and new friends. She feels blessed to have been able to bring laughs, surprises and smiles to many. While COVID-19 has curtailed conventions and activities since March of 2020, Sister Michael Therese is hopeful to return to her "abracadabra-ing" before long.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Mary Paulette Gladis

Birth name: Eleanor Regina

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor's in business education, Fontbonne College, 1962

Master's in business administration, University of Notre Dame, 1965

Doctorate in business education, University of North Dakota, 1970

Post-doctoral training program in health care administration, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Anthony of Padua Grade School, 1953-60

Teacher, St. Gregory Grade School, 1960

Business administration, Fontbonne College, 1963-68

Faculty member, Fontbonne College, 1970-73

Province treasurer, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1983-87

Assistant province director, St. Joseph Provincialate, 1996-2002

Sabbatical, 2002-03

Administrator, Gleason Hall, Nazareth Living Center, 2003-04

Pastoral care assistant, Nazareth Living Center, 2005-13

Part-time transcriber for Province Archives, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2013-17

Part-time pastoral care, Nazareth Living Center, 2014-17

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Shawano, Wisconsin, 1960-62

Teacher, St. Joseph Academy, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1962-63

Student, University of North Dakota, North Dakota, 1968-70

Faculty member, Avila University, 1973-79

Dean of graduate program, Mt. St. Mary College, Los Angeles, California, 1979-83

Intern hospital administration, St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, Arizona, 1987-88

Assistant to president, Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Inglewood, California, 1988-91

Executive director, Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, California, 1991-95

Community relations manager, Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Inglewood, California, 1995-96

Family care, 2004-05

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Rose Marie (Sister Teresa Anne) Groppe

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1959

Master's in pastoral studies, Loyola University, Chicago, 1982

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Sts. John and James Grade School, 1953-58

Teacher, St. Teresa of Avila Grade School, 1958-62

Teacher, St. Cecilia Grade School, 1962-66

Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1966-71

Teacher, Bishop Healy Grade School, 1971-72

Teacher, Nativity of Our Lord Grade School, 1972-75

Tutor, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1975-77

Family care, 1981

Teacher, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, 1982-83

Pastoral minister, Our Lady of the Presentation Parish, 1983-84

Director of RCIA, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, 1985-90

Family ministry, Peter and Paul Community Service, 1985-96

Pastoral associate, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, 1990-2016

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2016-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher individual instruction, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1977-80

Staff member, Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, Kansas, 1980-81

Student, Loyola University, Chicago, 1981-82

Family ministry, Sacred Heart Parish, Salem, Missouri, 1984-85

About Sister Rose Marie Groppe: She loves animals and enjoys various kinds of puzzles and crafts.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Patricia Ann (Sister Mary St. Paul) Lorenz

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor's in radiologic technology, Saint Louis University, 1957

Doctorate in microbiology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1969

Associate's in health information technology, Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley, 1991

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Thomas of Aquin Grade School, 1953-54

Student, Saint Louis University, 1955-57

Provincial councilor, St. Joseph Provincialate, 1992-96

Service outside the archdiocese: Radiology technician, St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1954-55

Supervisor of radiology, St. Joseph Community Hospital, 1957-60

Director of School of X-ray Technology and radiology technician, St. Joseph Hospital, 1960-64

Student, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1964-68

Teaching faculty, Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1968-71

Teaching faculty, Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-86

Chairperson of life science and teaching faculty, Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley, Kansas City, Missouri, 1986-2000

Adjunct instructor biology, Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley, Kansas City, Missouri, 2000-09

Retired and volunteer, Kansas City, Missouri, 2009-present

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

70th Reception

Sister Carolyn (Sister Marie Clare) Strack

Birth place: Indianapolis

Entrance: 1951

First profession: 1953

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1962

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Philip Neri Grade School, 1953-56

Teacher, St. Gregory Grade School, St. Ann, 1956-61

Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Bridgeton, 1965-69

Teacher, St. Philip Neri Grade School, 1969-70

Religious education coordinator, St. Blaise, 1971-74

Pastoral care, Nazareth Living Center, 1993-99

Receptionist, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1999-2006

Retired, volunteer and archival aide 2006-15

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Assumption Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961-64

Teacher, St. Viator Grade school, Chicago, Illinois 1964-65

Religious education teacher, Jefferson City Religious Office, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1970-71

Religious education coordinator, Sacred Heart Grade School, Shawano, Wisconsin, 1974-79

Religious education director, St. Mary Parish, Aurora, Indiana, 1979-80

Religious education director, Catholic Parish-US Army Soldier Support Center, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Harris, Indiana, 1980-86

Pastoral associate, St. Catherine and St. James Parishes, Indianapolis, 1986-91

Parish life coordinator, St. Catherine and St. James Parishes, Indianapolis, 1990-92

Sabbatical, 1992-93

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

75th Reception

Sister Ann (Sister Thomas Borgia) Albrecht

Birth name: Anna Marie

Entrance: 1945

First profession: 1948

Final profession: 1951

Education: Bachelor's in history, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master's in library science, Rosary College (now Dominic University), River Forest, Illinois, 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Holy Name Grade School, 1960-63

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Holy Cross Grade School, Champaign, Illinois, 1948-60

Teacher, Holy Rosary Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1963-66

Principal and teacher, St. John the Evangelist Grade School, Valdosta, Georgia, 1966-69

Librarian, St. Teresa's Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, 1969-74

Director of ministry to the hearing impaired, Catholic Church Offices of the Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas, 1974-2001

Volunteer in deaf ministry, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001-02

Sabbatical, 2002-03

Volunteer in deaf ministry, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003-13

Retired and volunteer, Kansas City, Missouri, 2014-15

About Sister Ann Albrecht: In 2005, Sister Ann was awarded the "Person of the Year Award" by the National Catholic Office of the Deaf in recognition for the ways she encouraged those too often forgotten to use their many gifts in service of the Church.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

75th Reception

Sister Ruth (Sister Mary Catherine) Baudhuin

Birth place: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Entrance: 1946

First profession: 1948

Final profession: 1951

Education: Bachelor's in education, Fontbonne College, 1963

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1948-55

Teacher, Most Holy Rosary Grade School, 1955-58

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2013-16

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Bede the Venerable Grade School, Chicago, 1958-63

Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, Sedalia, Missouri, 1963-65

Principal and teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, Sedalia, Missouri, 1965-68

Teacher, Mater Dei Grade School, Kingsford, Michigan, 1968-69

Teacher, St. Michael Grade School, Marquette, Michigan, 1969-72

Family care, 1972-74

Teacher, St. Michael Grade School, Marquette, Michigan, 1974

Teacher, St. Theresa Grade School, Honolulu, 1974-80

Teacher, St. Joseph's, Tsui, Mie, Japan, 1980-83

Sabbatical, 1983-84

Pastoral associate, St. Joseph Hospital-Center for Life, Augusta, Georgia, 1984-85

Pastoral associate, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1985-2003

Retired and volunteer, St. Joseph Medical Center and Carondelet Home Care Services, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003-13

Prayer and presence, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 2016-present

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

75th Reception

Sister Ruth Marie (Sister Catherine Anton) Burkart

Birth place: New Franken, Wisconsin

Entrance: 1945

First profession: 1948

Final profession: 1951

Education: Bachelor's in chemistry, Fontbonne College, 1960

Master's in chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 1964

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Roch Grade School, 1948-51

Teacher, St. Joseph's Academy, 1951-52

Music teacher and private lessons, Immacolata Grade School, 1952-55

Music teacher and private lessons, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1952-55

Teacher, St. Gregory Grade School, St. Ann, 1955-56

Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1956-59

Teacher, Holy Name Grade School, 1959-60

Staff member, Carondelet House of Prayer, 1978-80

Office worker, St. Joseph Development Office, 1994-2002

Retired and volunteer, 2002-16

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2016-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. John Grade School, Ishpeming, Michigan, 1960-61

Teacher, St. Teresa's Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961-68

Assistant principal and teacher, St. Teresa's Academy, 1968-70

Teacher, St. Joseph Academy, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1970-77

Pastoral ministry student, Ministry Training Services, Denver, 1977-78

Staff member, Still Water House of Prayer, Stillwater, Minnesota, 1980-83

Spiritual director and office staff, Ministry and Life Center, St. Norbert Abbey, DePere, Wisconsin, 1983-94

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

75th Reception

Sister Ruth (Sister James Henri) La Var

Entrance: 1945

First profession: 1948

Final profession: 1951

Education: Bachelor's in history, Fontbonne College, 1958

Master's in education, Saint Louis University, 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, 1955-58

Teacher, St. Genevieve de Bois Grade School, 1968-69

Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1969-71

Principal, Immacolata Grade School, 1971-75

Education consultant, Catholic Education Office, Cardinal Rigali Center, 1975-79

Sabbatical, 1979-80

Director of personnel, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1980-85

Executive director of residence, DuBourg House, 1985-86

Administrator, Linda Vista Montessori School, 1986-90

Volunteer, 1990-2014

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2014-18

Prayer and presence, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Francis de Sales Grade School, Denver, 1948-52

Teacher, Little Flower Grade School, Mobile, Alabama, 1952-53

Teacher, St. Viator Grade School, Chicago, 1953-55

Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1958-63

Teacher, St. Louis Grade School, Englewood, Colorado, 1963-68

Prayer and presence, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2018-19

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

75th Reception

Sister Christine (Sister Mary Joanna) Massman

Birth place: Meta, Missouri

Entrance: 1945

First profession: 1948

Final profession: 1951

Education: Bachelor's in psychology, Fontbonne College, 1961

Master's as a reading specialist, Cardinal Stritch College, 1968

Master's in religious education, Loyola University, Chicago, 1986

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1948-51

Teacher, All Saints Grade School, 1951-59

Religious education coordinator, St. Gregory Grade School, St. Ann, 1977-78

Religious education director, St. John Bosco Parish, 1978-91

Participant, Emmaus House, 1991-93

Secretary, Salvation Army, 1993-2000

Receptionist, St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 2000-05

Retired, spiritual director and working with Bridges Program, 2005-12

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2012-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Cecilia Grade School, Peoria, Illinois, 1959-63

Teacher, St. Bede the Venerable Grade School, Chicago, 1963-77

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

75th Reception

Sister Kathleen Joseph Stack

Birth name: Frances

Birth place: Kansas City, Missouri

Entrance: 1945

First profession: 1948

Final profession: 1951

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1958

Master's in social welfare, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1948

Teacher, Our Lady of the Presentation, 1948-51

Student, Washington University, 1966-67

In transition, 1976-77

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2007-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter Grade School, Oconto, Wisconsin, 1951-54

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Shawano, Wisconsin, 1954-55

Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, Rolla, Missouri, 1955-56

Teacher, St. Theresa Grade School, Honolulu, 1956-57

Student, Carondelet House Study, Kyoto, Japan, 1957-58

Teacher, Joshi Gakuek, Tsui, Mie, Japan, 1958-66

Pastoral assistant and parish music, Takano Parish, Kyota, Japan, 1967-68

Social worker, Tokyo Slums, Koto-Ku, Japan, 1969-76

Special projects coordinator, Tokyo Slums Koto-Ku, Japan, 1977-78

Special projects coordinator, Tulsa Catholic Social Service, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1979-80

Administrator, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 1981-83

Student, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California, 1984

Community care enabler, Pine Apple Community Center, Pine Apple, Alabama, 1984-97

Director, Pine Apple Community Center, Pine Apple, Alabama, 1997-99

Volunteer, Butler Adult Training Center, Greenville, Alabama, 1999

Sabbatical, Greenville, Alabama, 1999-2000

Retired and volunteer, Greenville, Alabama, 2000-07

About Sister Kathleen Joseph Stack: Sister Kathleen served in the slums of Tokyo with a Protestant minister and led a group serving the poor called "The Friendship Volunteers" until she returned to America. During this time, "The Friendship Volunteers" helped the ministry build a new center for the poor by sponsoring various fundraising events.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

80th Reception

Sister Laurita Joseph Nemec

Birth name: Geraldine

Entrance: 1941

First profession: 1944

Final profession: 1947

Education: Bachelor's in history, Loretto Heights College (now part of Regis University), Denver, 1959

Service in the archdiocese: Sacristan, Nazareth Convent, 1944

Teacher, Notre Dame de Lourdes Grade School, 1944-45

Dining room worker, Nazareth Convent, 1945-46

Teacher, St. Vincent de Paul Grade School, 1946-49

Teacher, St. Philip Neri Grade School, 1960-62

Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, 1967-71

Teacher, St. Agnes Grade School, 1971-72

Teacher, Holy Guardian Angels Grade School, 1972-74

Child care worker, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, 1974

Teacher, Valle Grade School, 1974-78

Teacher, Our Lady of the Presentation Grade School, 1978-79

Techer, Valle Grade School, 1979-81

Teacher, St. Anthony of Padua Grade School, 1981-85

Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1985-91

Substitute teacher and foster care, 1991-94

Volunteer, St. Alexis Hospital, 1995-2005

Archival aide, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1996-2004

Retired and volunteer, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2004-05

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2005-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Cathedral Grade School, Peoria, Illinois, 1949-52

Teacher, Nativity of Our Lord Grade School, Chicago, 1952-55

Teacher, St. Francis de Sales, Denver, 1955-59

Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, Denver, 1959-60

Teacher, St. Joseph Grade School, Marietta, Georgia, 1962-65

Teacher, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1965-67

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