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

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)

50th Reception

Sister Patricia Donnelly

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Harris Teachers College,, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Nativity of Our Lord Grade School, St. Louis, 1976-78

Teacher and computer coordinator, Linda Vista Montessori School, St. Louis, 1992-93

Computer coordinator, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Louis, 1993-2001

Office manager and gift shop manager, Friends of the Cathedral, St. Louis, 2002-21

Retired and family care, St. Louis, 2021-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School, Raytown, Missouri, 1971-72

Teacher, St. Viator Grade School, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-76

Teacher, St. Joseph Carondelet Child Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1978-82

Child care worker and houseparent, St. Joseph Carondelet Child Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1982-85

Student, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 1985-86

Computer trainer, CES Computer Tech, Chicago, Illinois, 1986-87

Assistant manager, CES Compu*Tech Inc., San Gabriel, California, 1987-88

Area Manager, CES Compu*Tech, Inc., San Gabriel, California, 1988-92

About Sister Patricia Donnelly: Sister Patricia retired in 2021 and continues to volunteer at her parish, St. Gerard Majella, where she taught PSR for 11 years and was involved in the outreach program. She is currently a member of the parish council.

60th Reception

Sister Mary Ann Boes

Birthplace: Rich Fountain, Missouri

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

Master’s in elementary education, North Eastern Illinois, University, 1984

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Compton Heights Catholic Grade School, St. Louis, 1975-79

Principal, Holy Rosary Grade School, Warrenton, 1991-2003

Sabbatical, Warrenton, 2003-04

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 2004-20

CSJ health and wholeness team, Nazareth Living Center, 2020-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph Industrial School, Keshena, Wisconsin, 1966-67

Teacher, St. Michael Grade School, Marquette, Michigan, 1967-69

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1969-71

Teacher, St. Elizabeth Grade School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-72

Teacher, St. Bede the Venerable Grade School, Chicago, Illinois, 1972-75

Teacher, St. Joseph Carondelet Child Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1979-83

Tutor, Nativity of Our Lord Grade School, Chicago, Illinois, 1983-84

Principal, St. Bonaventure Grade School, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-89

Principal, St. Clare of Montefalco, Chicago, Illinois, 1989-91

Sister Kathleen (Patrick Ann) Crowley

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

Master’s in social work, Saint Louis University, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Philip Neri Grade School, St. Louis, 1966-67

Teacher, Our Lady of the Presentation, St. Louis, 1967-71

Student, Saint Louis University, 1971-73

Social worker, Catholic Charities, 1973-75

Social worker, Most Holy Rosary Parish, St. Louis, 1974-75

Social worker aide, Northside Community Center, St. Louis, 1975-77

Staff member, Archdiocesan Human Rights Office, St. Louis, 1977-87

Survey research worker, Washington University Medical School, 1995-96

Sabbatical, St. Louis, 2016-17

Retired and volunteer, St. Louis, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Policy analyst and lobbyist, Bread for the World NTL Office, Washington DC, 1987-91

Student, Instituto de Idiomas, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1992

Pastoral ministry, San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, Peru, 1992-94

School and health social worker, Fe Y Aledria School, Tacna, Peru, 1994-95

Social worker, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic, Tucson, Arizona, 1996-98

Medical Social Worker, Santa Marta Hospital, Los Angeles, California, 1998-2000

Program director, House of Ruth (transitional house for women and children) Los Angeles, California, February-July, 2001

Licensed senior clinical social worker, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, 2001-16

About Sister Kathleen Crowley: Sister Kathleen has always loved music all her life and relishes the opportunities to have sung in choirs under the direction of the late Leon Roberts in Washington, D.C., and then with Christopher Walker in Los Angeles. Today, she has resumed her playing of the piano, even teaching some of the sisters at the Carondelet Motherhouse during this pandemic time.

Sister Catherine “Kate” (Joan Thomas) Filla

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

Master’s in French, Romance language, Colorado College, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Valle High School, Ste. Genevieve, 1973-85

Teacher, St. Louis Prep Seminary North, 1985-87

Teacher, St. Louis Prep Seminary South, 1987-91

Secretary, St. Joseph Provincialate, 1991-93

Secretary, Our Lady of Life Apartments, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 1993-98

Reflexologist, 1993

Office manager, Our Lady of Life Apartments, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 1998-2000

Administrative assistant, CSJ Care, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2000-02

Administrative team, CSJ Care, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2002-13

Director of candidates, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2010-12

Docent and tour guide of the St. Louis Motherhouse, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Little Flower High School, Chicago, Illinois, 1966-69

Teacher, St. Francis de Sales High School, Denver, Colorado, 1969-73

Sister Maureen (Edward Marian) Freeman

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Fontbonne College, 1966

Master’s in theology, Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982

Service in the archdiocese: General councilor, Congregational Center Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 1998-2002

Province leadership team member, St. Joseph Provincialate, 2014-19

Retired and volunteer, St. Louis, 2020-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, 1966-67

Teacher, St. Viator Grade School, 1967-68

Administrator and teacher, Colegio Christo Rey, Ica Peru, 1968-72

Religious education teacher, MOHO Department De Puno, Peru, 1972-77

Religious education teacher, San Gabriel, Ocobamba, Peru, 1977-78

Religious education diocesan director, Society for the Propagation of Faith, Denver, Colorado, 1978-79

Student, Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979-82

Pastoral administrator, St. Augustine Parish, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982-93

Pastoral administrator, Sacred Heart/St. Agnes Champion, Michigamme, Michigan, 1985-93

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

Family care, Hickory Hill, Illinois, 1996-98

Administrative assistant, White Violet Center, Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, 2002-05

Executive assistant, White Violet Center: Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, 2005-08

Director, White Violet Center: Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana, 2008-14

Retired and volunteer, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2019-20

Sister Nancy (Leanne Joseph) Folkl

Education: Bachelor’s in biology, Fontbonne College, 1966

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

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1973-79

Team administrator and teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1979-2001

Sabbatical, 2001-02

Receptionist and secretary, Our Lady of Life Apartments, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 2002-03

Director of marketing, Our Lady of Life Apartments, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 2003-13

Administrative assistant, St. Joseph’s Academy, 2013-16

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Grade School, Denver, Colorado, 1966-67

Teacher, Academy of Our Lady, Peoria, Illinois, 1967-73

Retired and volunteer, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 2016-present

Sister Jo Ann (Edward Marie) Geary

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, Medical College of George, 1975

Master’s in nursing, Medical College of Georgia, 1977

Service in the archdiocese: Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1966-67

Nurse, Nazareth Convent, 1967-69

Student, St. Louis Community College, 1969-71

Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1971-73

Sabbatical, House Springs, 1998-99

Director of support services, Women’s Safe House, 1999-2003

Associate administrator, Center for Women in Transition, 2003-05

Community service, Nazareth Living Center, 2005-06

Director of health and wellness, Sisters of Mercy, 2006-07

In transition, 2007-08, 2018-19

Volunteer, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Student, Holy Cross Hospital, San Fernando, California, 1965-66

Migrant health nurse, Smithfield, North Carolina, 1973

Migrant health nurse, Hastings, Florida, 1973-75

Student, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, 1975-77

Nurse, clinician and practitioner, Sans Clinic Fayetteville, Georgia, 1977-79

Project director and nurse practitioner, Wilson Memorial Health Service, Cummings, Georgia, 1979-80

Project directory and nurse clinician, Bartow Primary Health Clinic, White Georgia, 1981-83

Nurse practitioner, Dr. S. Howel III, Cartersville, Georgia, 1983-85

Nurse practitioner, Aaron Medical Center, Columbia, Kentucky, 1985-88

Provider and family nurse practitioner, Atlanta Community Health Program-Homeless, 1988-91

Family nurse practitioner, Grady Infectious Disease Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, 1991-98

Uganda Project, Gulu, Uganda, 2008-18

Sister Rita (Thomas Annette) McGovern

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Education: LPN, St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School, St. Louis, 1966

Certifications in developing ministries with aging and in gerontological studies.

Service in the archdiocese: Student, St. Mary’s Health Center, 1966-67

Nurse, Nazareth Convent, 1969-71

ER nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1971-76

Nurse, Nazareth Convent, 1976-81

Retirement community director, Frontenac Community, 1981-83

Consultant on aging, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1983-92

Director of resident services, Nazareth Living Center, 1992-96

Director admissions and marketing, Nazareth Living Center, 1996-2005

Director of admissions, Nazareth Living Center, 2005-11

Part-time ambassador, Nazareth Living Center, 2011-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Nurse, St. Joseph Community Hospital, Hancock, Michigan, 1967-69

Sister Helen Oates

Birth name: Vivian Alice

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

Master’s in education, Creighton University, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Genevieve du Bois School, 1966-67

Province treasurer office staff, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1984-89

Province assistant treasurer, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1989-2005

Sabbatical, 2005-06

Administrative team member, CSJ Care, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2006-13

Secretary part-time, St. Louis Consultation Center, 2013-21

Part-time secretary and community ministry, St. Joseph Provincial House, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Louis Grade School, Waco, Texas, 1967-71

Teacher, St. John the Evangelist Grade School, Valdosta, Georgia, 1971-77

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima Grade School, Houston, Texas, 1977-80

Assistant principal and learning center coordinator, St. Rose of Lima Grade School, Houston, Texas, 1980-84

About Sister Helen Oates: Sister Helen enjoys reading, writing prose and poetry, various handcrafts, puzzles and growing plants. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her CSJ community. A family trip to Ireland in 2005 to visit the land of her ancestors was a dream come true.

Sister Jane (John Kathleen) Schaper

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

Master’s in education administration, Creighton University, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: Principal, Valle Grade School, 1988-93

Teacher, Little Flower Grade School, 1993-2010

In transition, 2011-12

Nurse assistant, Nazareth Living Center, 2012-14

Volunteer, 2014-19

Retired and volunteer, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Savannah, Georgia, 1966-69

Teacher, Northwest Junior High School, Houston, Texas, 1969-75

Team administrator and teacher, Little Flower Grade School, Mobile, Alabama, 1975-78

Principal, Little Flower Grade School, Mobile, Alabama, 1978-82

Teacher, St. John the Evangelist Grade School, Valdosta, Georgia, 1982-88

Sister Rita Marie (Paul Noreen) Schmitz

Education: Bachelor’s in home economics, Fontbonne College, 1966

Master’s in home economics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1967

Doctorate in family and child development, Ohio State University, 1974

Service in the archdiocese: Teaching faculty, Fontbonne College, 1968-71, 1974-80, 1996-2002, 2002-14

Teaching faculty and administration, Fontbonne College, 1980-95

Sabbatical, 1995-96

Province leadership team, St. Joseph Provincialate, 2014-19

Volunteer, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Student, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1966-67

Teacher, Salpointe High School, Tucson, Arizona, 1967-68

Student, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1971-74

About Sister Rita Marie Schmitz: Her special achievements and recognitions include several awards from Fontbonne such as the Award for Excellence in Teaching (2005), the Alumni Association Service Award (2007), Founder’s Award (2010), Recognition for Enlightened Service (2010), and the Fontbonne-Carondelet Heritage Award (2013).

Sister Rita enjoys reading, walking, Tai Chi, and has volunteered for 20 years at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Sister Gabrielle Marie Smits

Birth name: Mary Ann

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin

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

Master’s in religious education, Mundelein College, Chicago, 1978

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, 1967

Teacher, St. Gregory Grade School, 1968-71

Teacher, St. Matthew the Apostle Grade School, 1971-78

Religious education coordinator, Northside Community Center, 1978-82

Formation team member, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1982-83

Director applicants and associates, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1983-86

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Roch Grade School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1966-67

Teacher, Immaculate Conception Grade School, Montgomery City, Missouri, 1967-68

Director of RCIA, St. Francis Xavier Church, Kansas City, Missouri, 1986-94

Sabbatical, Kansas City, Missouri, 1994-95

Pastoral associate, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995-96

Chaplain, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1996-2015

Chaplain, Journey to New Life, Journey House, Kansas City, Missouri, 2015-present

About Sister Gabrielle Marie Smits: She enjoys walking and viewing God’s nature. She also enjoys reading and playing cards when she can.

70th Reception

Sister Mary Rita Essert

Birth name: Marilyn Ann

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

Master’s in English form Marquette University, 1967

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Teresa of Avila Grade School, 1954-58

Teacher, Holy Name Grade School, 1958-62

Teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1966-71

Assistant principal teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1971-72

Resource center coordinator, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1972-78

Director, Frontenac Community, 1977-78

Personnel assistant, Nazareth Living Center, 1985-2014

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart Center High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1962-66

Tutor, St. Rose of Lima Grade School, Houston, Texas, 1978-80

Director RCIA, St. Rose of Lima Parish, Houston, Texas, 1980-82

Tutor, Academy of Our Lady, Peoria, Illinois, 1982-85

Sister Laura Ann (Mary Monica) Grady

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Fontbonne College, 1964

Master’s in English literature, Loyola University, Chicago, 1970

Doctorate in school administration, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1979

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Roch Grade School, 1963-65

Teacher, Valle High School, Ste. Genevieve, 1967-71

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2014-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Mt. St. Joseph Grade School, Augusta, Georgia, 1954-56

Teacher, St. Anthony Grade School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1956-58

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1958-60

Teacher, St. Joseph Male Orphanage, Washington, Georgia, 1960-63

Teacher, Little Flower High School, Chicago, Illinois, 1964-67

Teacher, Aquinas High School, Augusta, Georgia, 1971-76

Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1976-79

Assistant principal, Aquinas High School, Augusta, Georgia, 1979-81

Academic principal, Aquinas High School, Augusta, Georgia, 1981-84

Principal, Aquinas High School, Augusta, Georgia, 1984-87

Assistant English professor, Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, 1987-2000

Family care, Augusta, Georgia, 1995-2003

Pastoral associate, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Grovetown, Georgia, 2001-09

Religious instruction (CCD/RCIA), St. Mary on the Hill Parish, Augusta, Georgia, 2009-12

Retired and volunteer, Augusta, Georgia, 2012-14

Sister Jane (Mary Barat) Hassett

Education: Bachelor’s in history, Mayville College, 1949

Master’s in history form Saint Louis University, 1960

Doctorate in history, Saint Louis University, 1967

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Rosati-Kain High School, 1954

Teacher St. Gregory Grade School, 1956-58

Teacher, St. Agnes Grade School, 1958-60

Teaching faculty, Fontbonne College, 1960

Teaching faculty, Fontbonne College, 1963-71

Student, Saint Louis University, 1963-67

President, Fontbonne College, 1972-85

Sabbatical, 1985-86

Apartment administrator, Our Lady of Life Apartments, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 1991-96

Records research and writer (History of Fontbonne), Fontbonne Advancement Office, 1997-2004

Archivist, Fontbonne University, 2004-11

Retired and volunteer, 2012-19

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, 1954-55

Teacher, Reicher Catholic High School, Waco, Texas, 1955-56

Teacher, Bishop Baraga High School, Marquette, Michigan, 1960-62

Student, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France, 1962-63

Office of Education, Washington, D.C., 1971-72

Sister Patricia (Patrick Marie) Kelly

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

Master’s in American history, Boston College, 1970

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1954-61

Teacher, St. Luke the Evangelist Grade School, 1961-63

Principal and teacher, St. Barnabas Grade School, O’Fallon, 1964-67

Principal, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, 1967-71

Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1971-72

Family care, 1973-74

Teacher, St. Margaret of Scotland, 1973-76

Teacher, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, 1976-78

Student, Saint Louis University, 1978-79

Human needs, resources director, St. Margaret of Scotland Grade School, 1979-82

Co-archivist, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1982-84

Archivist, St. Joseph Provincial House, 1984-89

Secretary to the volunteer director, St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, 1989-92

Central file supervisor and archivist, Sisters of Mercy Health System, 1989-90

Office assistant, Our Lady of Life Apartments, Cardinal Ritter Institute, 1991-92

Province archives special project, Congregational Center Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 1992-2005

Retired and volunteer, 2005-20

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2020-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph Academy, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1963-64

About Sister Patricia Kelly: She enjoys watching college and professional football and baseball in each season.

Sister Joan (William Frances) Lampton

Birthplace: Hannibal, Missouri

Education: Bachelor’s in social studies and history, Fontbonne College, 1961

Master’s in American history, Saint Louis University, 1968

Doctorate in history, Illinois State University, Normal, 1979

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1954-60

Teacher, St. Roch Grade School, 1961-62

Principal and teacher, Immacolata Grade School, 1964-68

Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 1968-75

Intern, St. Joseph Chemical Dependency Center, 1983

Counselor, St. Michael’s Therapeutic Center, 1984-86

After care coordinator, House of Affirmation, 1986-89

President, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1999-2004

Volunteer, St. Vincent’s Home for Children, 2004-09

Retired and volunteer, 2021-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena Grade School, Denver, Colorado, 1960-61

Teacher, Sacred Heart Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1962-64

Teaching faculty, Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1975-77

Student, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1977-79

75th Reception

Sister Ida Robertine Berresheim

Birth name: Elizabeth Eugena

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

Master’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1966

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, St. Louis, 1949-50

Teacher, St. Vincent de Paul Grade School, St. Louis, 1954-58

Teacher, St. Philip Neri Grade School, St. Louis, 1958-59

Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas, Florissant, 1961-64

Teacher, St. Anthony High School, St. Louis, 1964-65

Administrative staff, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1966-69

Regional superior and provincial councilor, St. Joseph Provincialate, St. Louis, 1970-71

Assistant province superior, St. Joseph Provincilate, St. Louis, 1971-72

Assistant general superior, Congregation Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Louis, 1972-82

General superior, Congregational Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Louis, 1990-94

Assistant mission coordinator, Congregation Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Louis, 2011-13

Volunteer ministry, St. Louis, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Catherine of Siena Grade School, Denver, Colorado, 1950-53

Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, Sedalia, Missouri, 1953-54

Teacher, St. John Grade School, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1959-60

Teacher, Little Flower High School, Chicago, Illinois, 1960-61

Student, Sisters of St. Joseph, Lima, Peru, 1982-83

Pastoral ministry, Iglesia San Lorenzo, Arequipa, Peru, 1982-84

Pastoral ministry, Pachacuec and Ica, Peru, 1984-89

Vice province treasurer, Pachacutec and Ica Peru, 1987-89

Co-director, Casa Majeres de la Esperanza, El Paso, Texas, 1994-98

Program presenter and grant writer, Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza, El Paso, Texas, 1998-2004

Director, Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza, El Paso, Texas, 2005

Volunteer coordinator, Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza, El Paso, Texas, 2006-11

About Sister Ida Robertine Berresheim: Sister Ida continues her commitment to border ministry. In addition to her board work, she traveled to the border to help clothe and feed those in need. Sister Ida says that retirement and advancing age have brought many gifts, especially educational opportunities which the community has generously enabled. “Time for and participation in spiritual direction, music, peace and justice, board work and other activities have also been among the great gifts of these later years,” she says.

Sister Mary Rebecca Campbell

Birth name: Margaret Ann

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

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

Master’s in elementary education, Marquette University, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Savannah, Georgia, 1949-52

Teacher, St. Joseph Male Orphanage, Washington, Georgia, 1951-52

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1952-54

Teacher, St. Joseph Grade School, Marietta, Georgia, 1954-57

Teacher, St. Anthony Grade School, Atlanta, Georgia, 1957-60

Teacher, St. Joseph Grade School, Marietta, Georgia, 1960-62

Assistant principal, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1962-69

Principal, St. Mary Grade School, Littleton, Colorado, 1969-77

Teacher, Village of St. Joseph, Atlanta, Georgia, 1977-78

Principal and director of education, Village of St. Joseph, Atlanta Georgia, 1978-84

Principal, St. Francis Grade School, Brunswick, Georgia, 1984-88

Sabbatical, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, 1988-89

Secretary and bookkeeper, St. John the Evangelist Grade School, Valdosta, Georgia, 1989-2003

Sabbatical, Valdosta, Georgia, 2003-04

Retired and volunteer, Valdosta, Georgia, 2005-19

Sister Mary (Anthony Bernard) Shryock

Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois

Education: Bachelor’s in music/organ, Fontbonne College, 1958

Master’s in music/organ, DePaul University, Chicago, 1962

Service in the archdiocese: Part-time music teacher and private lessons, St. Mary Magdalen Grade School, 1949-51

Music teacher and private lessons, St. Mary Grade School, Bridgeton, 1956-57

Music teacher and private lessons, Our Lady of the Presentation Grade School, 1956-57

Music teacher and private lessons, St. Philip Neri Grade School, 1957-58

Teacher, St. Joseph’s Academy, 1961-62

Teaching faculty member, Fontbonne College, 1964-89

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2012-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Music teacher and private lessons, St. James Grade School, Denver, Colorado, 1951-56

Music teacher and private lessons, St. Viator Grade School, Chicago, Illinois, 1958-61

Student, Conservatoire National De Music, Paris, France, 1961-62

Teacher, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, 1963-64

Family care, Peoria, Illinois, 1989-97

Organist and private piano lessons, St. Jude Parish, Peoria, Illinois, 1996-97

Organist and private piano lessons, Holy Family Parish, Peoria, Illinois, 1997-2011

Organist and private piano lessons, St. Bernard Parish, Peoria, Illinois, 1997-2011

About Sister Mary Shryock: The Fulbright Scholarship awarded her the opportunity to study organ in France under Marcel Dupré.

Sister Clara Vincent Slatinsky

Birth name: Rita Clara

Birthplace: Sedalia, Missouri

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, College of St. Teresa (now Avila University), 1953

Service in the archdiocese: Nursing supervisor, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1956-57

Nurse, Nazareth Convent, 1958-60

Nursing supervisor, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1962-63

Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 1964-67

Nurse, Nazareth Convent, 1967-69

Prayer and presence, Nazareth Living Center, 2014-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Student, St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1949-53

Nursing supervisor, St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1953-56

Nursing supervisor, St. Joseph Community Hospital, Hancock, Michigan, 1957-58

Nurse, St. Joseph Community Hospital, Hancock, Michigan, 1960-62

Nursing supervisor, St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1963-64

Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital-Center for Life, Augusta, Georgia, 1969-96

Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital-Center for Life, Augusta, Georgia, 1996-2008

Chaplain, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, Augusta, Georgia, 2008-14

80th Reception

Sister Winifred (Mary Leander) Adelsberger

Education: Bachelor’s in Latin, Fontbonne College, 1955

Master’s in Latin, Saint Louis University, 1964

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Most Holy Rosary Grade School, St. Louis, 1944

Teacher, St. Louis Cathedral Grade School, St. Louis, 1944-49

Teacher, St. Edward Grade School, St. Louis, 1952-55

Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Florissant, 1956-57

Teacher, St. Anthony High School, St. Louis, 1964-66

Teacher and administrative Assistant, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Louis, 1966-71

Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Florissant, 1971-83

Coordinator of school data services, Catholic Education Office, Cardinal Rigali Center, St. Louis, 1983-86

Administrative assistant, Congregational Center of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Louis, 1986-2002

Volunteer, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Louis, 2002-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Patrick Grade School, Rolla, Missouri, 1949-52

Teacher, Sacred Heart Grade School, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1955-56

Teacher, Little Flower High School, Chicago, Illinois, 1957-63

Teacher, Redemptorist High School, Kansas city, Missouri, 1964-64

About Sister Winifred Adelsberger: Avid sports fan and reader of mystery stories

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