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Jubilarians: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

50th Reception

Sister Jean Katherine deBlois

Birth name: Beverly

Birthplace: San Francisco

Entrance: 1968

First profession: 1971

Final profession: 1975

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, Mt. St. Mary College, Los Angeles, 1971

Master’s in theology/ethics, University of San Francisco, 1980

Doctorate in moral theology/ethics, Catholic University of America, 1988

Service in the archdiocese: Associate director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Saint Louis University Medical School, 1989-93

Senior associate of clinical ethics, Catholic Health Association, 1993-97

Vice president of mission effectiveness, Catholic Health Association, 1997-99

Professor of moral theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, 2000-16

Provincial councilor, St. Joseph Provincialate, 2002-08

Sponsor liaison, Ascension Health, 2003-08

Professor emerita/adjunct faculty, Aquinas Institute of Theology, 2016-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Los Angeles


60th Reception

Sister Roseanne (Sister Kenneth Marie) Cook

Birthplace: Yonkers, N.Y.

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in biology, Fontbonne College, 1963

Doctorate in biology, Washington University in St. Louis, 1972

Medical degree, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1983

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1963-66

Teaching faculty member, Fontbonne College, 1966-67, 1972-79

Student, Washington University, 1967-72

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Carbondale, Ill., and Vredenburgh and Pine Apple, Ala.

About Sister Roseanne (Sister Kenneth Marie) Cook: For 31 years, she served the dear neighbors of southern Alabama as a physician at both the Vredenburgh Health Center in Vredenburgh and the Grace Busse Rural Clinic in Pine Apple.


Sister Patrice Marie Coolick

Birth name: Josephine

Birthplace: Kingston, Pa.

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn., 1965

Physician assistant, Saint Louis University, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: Head nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1967-68

Student, Saint Louis University, 1974-76

Nurse, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 1982-85

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in St. Paul, Minn.; Hancock, Mich.; Lima, Peru; Ft. Chaffee, Ark.; Washington, D.C.; and Santa Clara and San Jose, Calif.

About Sister Patrice Marie Coolick: She went to Haiti after an earthquake and, again, with a cholera outbreak. In 2016, she went to El Paso, Texas, to work at the border and then to San Diego/Tijuana in 2019 to work with asylum seekers. She often asked, “How could I not respond when a request is made when I have been given so much?” When asked what she did for fun, she said, “There are not enough hours in the day to do all I want to do and to be with all the friends I want to be with.” I love to learn and experience new things, to work in the garden, go to movies, the theater, watch basketball games (Warriors), go out to dinner, cook and, of course, eat.


Sister Loretta (Sister Francis Regina) Duggan

Birth name: Loretta Catherine

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wis.

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

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

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1969-71

Teacher, Valle Grade School, 1981-86

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 1986-97

Retired volunteer, St. Louis, 1997-2008

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2008-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Kansas City, Mo., and West De Pere and Depere, Wis.


Sister Janet Mary Feager

Birth name: Arlene Mary

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

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

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1963-65

Teacher, St. Cecilia Grade School, 1965-67

Teacher, John and James Grade School, 1967-69

Teacher, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1979-88

Teacher, Holy Innocents Grade School, 1988-90

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2012-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Denver


Sister Suzanne (Sister Margaret Louis) Giblin

Birth name: Suzanne

Birthplace: Chicago

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in chemistry, Avila College (now Avila University), 1958

Master’s in theology, Marquette University, 1965

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1961-62

Teacher, Immacolata School, 1962-63

Renewal team member, St. Louis Province, 1971-75

Co-director, Corporate Ministry Program, Saint Louis University, 1975-76

Formation team member, St. Joseph Novitiate Community, 1979-80

Novices director, St. Joseph Novitiate Community, 1980-83

Director of mission effectiveness, St. Joseph Hospital Kirkwood, 1983-93

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

Pastoral care director, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 2007-18

Temporary professed director, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2013-18

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2018-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Peoria, Ill., Milwaukee, Wis., Kansas City, Mo., and Denver

About Sister Suzanne (Sister Margaret Louis) Giblin: Sister Suzanne enjoys walking, hiking, camping, good reading, music, theater and laughter.


Sister Joy Elaine (Sister Frances Michael) Gilder

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1966-68

Student, Fontbonne College, 1973-74

Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1974-76

Teacher, St. Cletus Grade School, 1983-84

Volunteer, St. Jude/Villa Capri Manor, 1984-85

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 1985-92

Teacher assistant, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, 1992-93

Staff, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1994-95

Assistant/co-teacher, Childgarden School, 1996-99

Printing/mailing assistant, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1999-2008

Outreach worker/volunteer, Carondelet Community Betterment Federation (CCBF), 2008-14

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2014-19

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Houston; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Joseph, Mo.

About Sister Joy Elaine (Sister Frances Michael) Gilder: Sister Joy enjoys music, reading, walking and nature. She also values time playing cards with her community, family and friends.


Sister Marianne (Sister Agnes Patrick) Keena

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in speech pathology, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master’s in speech pathology, Marquette University, 1971

Master’s in theology, Franciscan School of Theology Berkeley, 1986

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Sts. John and James Grade School, 1963-66

Adult faith development coordinator, Seven Holy Founders Parish, 1989-91

Vocation director, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2005-10

Guide of prayer and spirit, Fontbonne University and St. Joseph’s Academy, 2010-13

Spiritual companion/retreats and days of prayer, St. Louis, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Pittsburgh; Kansas City, Mo.; and Littleton, Boulder and Denver, Colo.


Sister Elizabeth (Sister Justine Elise) Leiwe

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in education/music, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master’s in theology, St. Mary’s University, 1975

Service in the archdiocese: Religious education coordinator/parish choir, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 1971-74

Pastoral associate/liturgy, Sts. John and James Parish, 1980-84

Pastoral associate/liturgy, Sacred Heart Parish, 1985-91

Consultant, development program, Aquinas Institute of Theology, 1992-94

Director campus ministry, Catholic Student Center, Washington University, 1997-2001

Chaplain, Options Program, Fontbonne University, 2001-2003

Regional coordinator, Mercy Volunteer Corp, Mercy Retreat Center, 2003-08

Director St. Joseph Workers, Fontbonne Options Campus, 2010-11

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2011-17

Director of liturgy, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Littleton, Colo.; Shawano, Wis.; Mobile, Ala.; Kanoehe, Hawaii; South Bend, Ind.; and Belleville and Cahokia, Ill.


Sister Mary Hugh McGowen

Birth name: Phoebe

Birthplace: Juneau, Alaska

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1960

Final profession: 1965 as Benedictine and 1995 as Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Education: Bachelor’s in art, Mount Marty College, in Yankton, S.D., in 1966

Master’s in education counseling and guidance, South Dakota State University in 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Retreat/renewal worker, Emmaus House, 1984-96

Nurse assistant, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 1998

CSJ Home Care, 1998-2004

Pastoral care assistant, Nazareth Living Center, 2000-04

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2015-18

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2018-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Wasilla, Alaska

About Sister Mary Hugh McGowen: She entered the Benedictine Sisters (OSB), Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, S.D., in 1958 and was received into the novitiate in 1959. She made her final vows as a Sister of St. Joseph in 1995.


Sister Mary Ann (Sister Robert Catherine) Nestel

Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master’s in education/reading specialist, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Holy Guardian Angels Grade School, 1966-70

Teacher, Saints Mary and Joseph Grade School, 1970-72

Reading specialist/primary coordinator, Bishop Healy Grade School, 1972-76

Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland, 1976-79

Director of field operations/development, Arthritis Foundation, 1979-83

Development director/public relations, Missouri Project Energy Care, 1984-85

Administrative assistant, Ecumenical Housing Production Corp., 1985-88

Facilities manager, St. Louis Transitional Hope Housing, Inc., 1989

Executive director of development, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1989-2006

Executive director, Carondelet Community Betterment Federation (CCBF), 2007-14

Retired, St. Louis, 2014-15

Co-chair for St. Louis City, Seniors Count, 2015-17

Board member, St. Louis City Senior Citizen Service Fund, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Denver

About Sister Mary Ann (Sister Robert Catherine) Nestel: She loves to travel. Hosting dinner parties is her joy. Hard work, bright colors and a happy laugh are her hallmarks.


Sister Geraldine (Sister John Ruth) O’Laughlin

Birth name: Geraldine

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master’s in special education-learning disabilities, Cardinal Stritch College, 1977

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Sts. John and James Grade School, 1967-71

Teacher, Bishop Healy Grade School, 1971-73

Principal, Most Holy Rosary Grade School, 1977-80

Social service manager/educator, Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, 2002-2003

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 2006-07

Community life staff, Nazareth Living Center, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Denver; Atlanta; Mobile, Ala.; and Indianapolis


Sister Jean Paul Selissen

Birth name: Barbara Jean

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wis.

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master’s in teaching of English, Indiana University, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, 1975-76

Principal/teacher, St. Cecilia Grade School, 1976-81

Coordinator of religious education, St. Timothy Grade School, 1990-93

Province assistant treasurer, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1993-2015

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Marquette, Mich., Montgomery and Raytown, Mo., and L’Anse, Mich.

About Sister Jean Paul Selissen: Sister Jean Paul enjoys Sudoko puzzles, knitting for her many great-nieces and nephews as well as listening to music, reading and writing poetry.


Sister Barbara Louise (Sister Joseph Helene) Volk

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

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

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Matthew the Apostle Grade School, 1961-62

Teacher, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1962-63

Teacher, Saints Mary and Joseph Grade School, 1966-69

Teacher/principal, St. Mary Grade School, 1969-77

Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes, 1977-78

Teacher, St. Clare of Assisi Grade School, 1981-83

Teacher/principal, St. Cletus Grade School, 1983-85

Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, and St. Charles Borromeo Grade School, 1990-93

Art teacher, St. Joseph’s Grade School, 1993-98

Art teacher, St. Gerard Majella Grade School, 1998-2009

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis, 2009-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Waco, Texas, and Marquette, Mich.

About Sister Barbara Louise (Sister Joseph Helene) Volk: Sister Barbara has received numerous special achievement awards during her 50 years of teaching:

• Three IVAE Getty Foundation Grants - DBAE, University of Cincinnati, 1991

• Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1992, 1993

• Missouri Elementary Art Educator of the Year in 1992

• Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2006

• Phi Kappa Phi, Fontbonne University, Alumni Elected in 2007

She currently serves as a docent at the St. Louis Art Museum. Her special interests include, volunteering as an Oasis reading tutor, sewing, copper tooling and cooking. She enjoys watching baseball, basketball and football games.


Sister Michaela M. (Sister Anne Victor) Zahner

Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor’s in history/philosophy, Fontbonne College, 1963

Master’s in history, University of Chicago, 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, 1965-68

Director of organization support and grants, Fontbonne University, 1997-2004

President, St. Joseph’s Academy, 2004-11

Retired, St. Louis, 2011-12

Special projects consultant, St. Joseph’s Academy, 2012-15

Retired, St. Louis, 2015-17

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Denver, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo.


70th Reception

Sister Marie Dolores Bland

Birth name: Virginia

Birthplace: Hannibal, Mo.

Entrance: 1949

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in Latin, Fontbonne College, 1958

Master’s in Latin, Saint Louis University, 1963

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1951-53

Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1953-54

Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, 1954-56

Teacher, St. Cecilia Grade School, 1956-59

Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 1959-60

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Green Bay, Wis.; Chicago; Denver; Los Angeles; Broomfield and Aurora, Colo.; Waco, Texas; and St. Joseph, Mo.

About Sister Marie Dolores Bland: Sister Marie Dolores served her last 28 years in education teaching at Holy Family High School in Broomfield. She retired in 2012 and resides in Aurora, Colo.


Sister Joan C. (Sister Mary Carol) Casey

Birth name: Joan Cynthia

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in mathematics, Fontbonne College, 1961

Master’s in elementary education administration, Saint Louis University, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Valle Grade School, 1951

Teacher, St. Leo Grade School 1951-53, 1956-57

Teacher, St. Teresa of Avila Grade School, 1951-52

Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1953-55

Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1953-55

Teacher, St. Philip Neri Grade School, 1955-56

Teacher, St. Jude Grade School, 1960-61

Teacher, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1961-64

Principal/teacher, St. Jude Grade School 1964-71

Assistant provincial superior, St. Joseph Provincialate, 1971-77

Directory of ongoing formation, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1977-83

Consultant/retreat/renewal worker, Emmaus Community, 1983-96

Director of admissions, Mary Queen and Mother, 1977-2002

Hospitality coordinator, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2002-05

Spiritual director/facilitator/Bridges Program/volunteer, 2005-13

Prayer and Presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Hancock, Mich.


Sister Virginia Anne Fannin

Birth name: Mary Patricia

Birthplace: Chicago

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Fontbonne College, 1957

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, 1951-57

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2003-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served at Oahu and Maui, Hawaii; Chicago and Peoria, Ill.; Mobile, Ala.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Hancock, Mich.

About Sister Virginia Anne Fannin: Sister Virginia served 21 years at St. Viator Grade School and Parish in Chicago.


Sister Kathryn (Sister Dymphna Marie) Kitslaar

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wis.

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in history/English, Fontbonne College in 1960

Master’s in secondary education counseling/guidance, University of Notre Dame in 1966

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Nativity of Our Lord Grade School, 1951-53

Teacher, St. Rita Grade School, 1958-60

Counselor, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 1968-70

Coordinator, Frontenac Community, 1984-85

Director of personnel, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1985-87

Administrator/director of personnel, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1987-88

Regional superior/provincial councilor, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1988-92

Coordinator medical appointment/housekeeping, Nazareth Living Center, 1992-93

Activities director, Nazareth Living Center, 1993-99

Dining room manager, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1999-2000

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 2000-03

Retried/volunteer, St. Louis, 2003-05

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2005-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Keshena and Green Bay, Wis.; Marquette, Mich.; and Chicago


Sister Mary Adelaide (Sister Regina Agnes) Moeller

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in history, Fontbonne College, 1959

Master’s in history of modern Europe, Saint Louis University, 1963

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School 1951-52

Teacher, Notre Dame de Lourdes Grade School 1952-56

Teacher, St. Jude Grade School, 1956-60

Teacher, All Saints Grade School, 1960-62

Principal/teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1962-64

Principal/teacher, St. Matthew the Apostle Grade School, 1964-66

Principal/teacher, Sts. Mary and Joseph Grade School, 1966-71

Principal/teacher, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, 1971-72

Pastoral minister, Sts. Mary and Joseph Parish, 1972-2005

Receptionist, St. John the Baptist Parish, 2005-2013

Retired/volunteer, St. Louis 2013-2016

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2016-present

About Sister Mary Adelaide (Sister Regina Agnes) Moeller: Sister Mary Adelaide has served entirely in the St. Louis Archdiocese.


Sister Aline (Sister Mary Bonaventure) Mohrhaus

Birthplace: Cincinnati

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

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

Master’s in education/reading specialist, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1952-54

Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1954-60

Teacher, St. Jude Grade School, 1960-63

Teacher, St. Anthony of Padua Grade School, 1967-69

Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, 1971-80

Teacher, St. Clare of Assisi Grade School, 1981-83

Teacher, St. Cletus Grade School, 1983-85

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2009-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Keshena, Wis.; Waco, Texas; Little Falls, Minn.; Marquette, Mich.; and Kansas City and Raytown, Mo.


Sister Joan (Sister Mary Odelia) Pitlyk

Birth name: Joan Claire

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

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

Master’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1966

Master’s in Christian Spirituality, Saint Louis University in 1980

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, 1951-52

Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, 1952-54

Teacher, St. Rita Grade School, 1954-57

Teacher, St. Thomas of Aquin Grade School, 1957-59

Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, 1960-62

Teacher, St. Anthony High School, 1962-68

Teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1968-72

Student, Saint Louis University, 1972-73

Novice director, St. Joseph Novitiate Community, 1973-76

Staff and director, Saint Louis University Institute of Religious Formation, 1976-99

Spiritual director, St. Louis Consultation Center, 2000-04

Spiritual director and retreat director, St. Louis, 2000 to present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Shawano, Wis.

About Sister Joan (Sister Mary Odelia) Pitlyk: The most rewarding years of my life were my 23 years of ministry with the Institute of Religious Formation at Saint Louis University. Priests, brothers and sisters from around the world came to study in preparation for their future ministry in religious formation. I met over 1,400 really good and dedicated priests, women and men religious who have left a deep impression on my heart and on my life as a Sister of St. Joseph. For many years I have enjoyed writing stories about my dogs Lucky and Freckles and their cousin Lucy and the Sacred Heart rectory dog, Cora. In 2018, my niece Brenda Pitlyk Howsmon and I published a book of children’s poetry, “The Rabbit Who Nibbled and Other Poems.” The rabbit has become one more endearing animal who keeps me and so many others laughing with stories about four dogs, a rabbit and a nun. I am presently living in Sacred Heart Parish in Florissant where I continue my ministry of spiritual direction.


Sister Ellen Joseph Roach

Birth name: Agnes Rita

Birthplace: Chicago

Entrance: 1949

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Fontbonne College, 1962

Master’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, 1951-54

Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1958-62

Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 1970-73

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2015-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Negaunee, Mich.; Waco, Texas; Chicago; Rolla, Mo.; Montgomery, Ala.; Valdosto, Ga.; and Littleton and Westminister, Colo.


Sister Joan Elizabeth Spalding

Birth name: Teresa Mary

Birthplace: Paris, Mo.

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1956

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

Master’s in art, University of Notre Dame, 1963

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Most Holy Rosary Grade School, 1951-52

Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1952-53

Teacher, St. Agnes Grade School, 1954-59

Teacher, Valle High School, 1964-66

Principal, St. Gregory Grade School, 1984

Participant, Emmaus House, 1985-86

Ceramist/artist, 1985-2008

Retired/volunteer, 2008-19

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2019

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Littleton, Colo.; Kansas City, Mo.; Chicago; and on the island of Oahu in Hawaii

About Sister Joan Elizabeth Spalding: In1985, she opened a ceramic/pottery shop at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in St. Louis. She ministered by creating pottery pieces for sale while teaching adults pottery, calligraphy and other arts and crafts. She retired that ministry in 2008. In her retirement, she enjoys time for more connection with her family and friends in the St. Louis area. Reading, TV and dabbling in watercolor are favorite pastimes.


75th Reception

Sister Teresa Marie Eagan

Birth name: Theresa Rosaline

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1943

First profession: 1946

Final profession: 1949

Education: Bachelor’s in Spanish, Fontbonne College, 1954

Master’s in library science, Rosary College (now Dominican University), 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Notre Dame de Lourdes Grade School, 1946-52

Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, 1952-56

Archivist assistant, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1976-84

Records manager, Carondelet Community Betterment Federation (CCBF), 1985-86

Assistant archivist, Catholic Center Office, 1986-92

Assistant archivist, St. Louis Archdiocesan Archives, 1992-2001

Volunteer, Cardinal Ritter Institute, Senior Day Care, 2001-19

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Shawano, Wis.; Kansas City, Mo.; Chicago; and Waco, Texas

About Sister Teresa Marie Eagan: Sister Eagan recently moved to Nazareth Living Center, where she lives out her ministry of prayer and presence. She is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, enjoys playing cards with friends and on the computer, and enjoys working the daily crossword puzzle.


Sister Paula Patrice Michaud

Birth name: Esther Jane

Birthplace: Loveland, Colo.

Entrance: 1943

First profession: 1946

Final profession: 1949

Education: Bachelor’s in French/education, Fontbonne College, 1956

Master’s in elementary education administration, University of Colorado, 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Matthew Grade School, 1946-53

Volunteer, St. Louis, 2006-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Served in Champaign, Ill.; on the islands of Oahu and Maui, Hawaii; Denver; and Tucson, Ariz.

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