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JUBILARIANS | Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

60th First Profession

Sister Virginia (Sister Mary Magdala) Cirone

Birth place: Dallas

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor's in mathematics, College of New Rochelle, 1964

Master's in institutional administration, Creighton University, 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Provincial treasurer, Ursuline Provincialate, Crystal City, 1988-98

Provincial councilor, Ursuline Provincialate, Crystal City and Kirkwood, 2005-14

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, 1964-73

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, 1973-78

Business manager, O'Connell High School, Galveston, Texas, 1979-84

Counselor, Covenant House, Houston and Galveston, Texas, 1984-88

General treasurer, Ursuline Generalate, Rome, Italy, 1998-2003

Bookkeeper, Holy Name School, San Antonio, 2003-07

Finance consultant, Diocese of New Orleans, 2007-present

About Sister Virginia Cirone: Sister Ginger now lives in New Orleans and is the provincial treasurer.

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

60th First profession

Sister Bernadette Marie Fronmüller

Birth place: Springfield, Illinois

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, Fontbonne University, 1969

Master's as reading specialist, St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1976

CPE certificate, Aquinas Institute of Theology, 1997

APC board-certified chaplain, 2001

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter School, Kirkwood, 1969-71

Teacher, Corpus Christi School, Jennings, 1972-73

Pastoral care and spiritual direction, St. Louis, 2001-17

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Aloysius School, Springfield, Illinois, 1964-68

Title 1 work, Laredo Independent School District and Our Lady of Guadelupe School, Laredo, Texas, 1974-80

Teacher, Sts. Peter and Paul School, Collinsville, Illinois, 1981-85

Principal, Sts. Peter and Paul School, Collinsville, Illinois, 1985-95

About Sister Bernadette Marie Fronmüller: Now that I'm living at St. Agnes Home, I feel my ministry is that of prayer and being a compassionate presence to others.

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

60th First Profession

Sister Mary Anne (Sister Maria) Holmes

Birth place: Galveston, Texas

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor's in mathematics, College of New Rochelle, 1959

Master's in institutional administration, Saint Louis University, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Provincial treasurer, Ursuline Provincialate, Crystal City, 1982-88

Assistant provincial, Ursuline Provincialate, Crystal City, 1993-99

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, 1964-69

Teacher and principal, St. Patrick School, Galveston, Texas, 1969-74

Business administrator, O'Connell High School, Galveston, Texas, 1974-79

Principal, St. Thomas School, Decatur, Illinois, 1980-82

Staff member, The Children's Place, Malden, Missouri, 1988-91

Bookkeeper, Westside Catholic School, San Antonio

Treasurer, Villa Maria Retreat Center, Frontenac, Minnesota, 1996-2008

Assistant, Ursuline Generalate community, Rome, Italy, 2009-13

About Sister Mary Anne Holmes: Sister Mary Anne now lives in New Orleans and has a ministry of prayer.

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

65th First Profession

Sister Jane (Sister Kathleen Marie) Wiessing

Birth place: Springfield, Illinois

Entrance: 1953

First profession: 1956

Final profession: 1959

Education: Bachelor's in classics, College of New Rochelle, 1959

Master's in counseling, Ball State University, 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1973-74

Pastoral care, St. Mary's Health Center, Clayton, 1973-88

Pastoral care, SSM Rehab, 2003-10

Caregiver, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and others, 2005-13

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, 1959-69

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Springfield, Illinois, 1969-71

Coordinator of Hispanic ministry, Elgin Deanery, Rockford, Illinois, 1992-93

Pastoral care, St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, Illinois, 1993-95

Pastoral care, St. Clement Hospital, Red Bud, Illinois, 1995-96

Pastoral care, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, Illinois, 1996-2000

Chaplain, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas, 2000-01

Pastoral care, Queen of Peace Infirmary, Alton, Illinois, 2013-14

About Sister Jane Wiessing: Sister Jane lives in St. Louis and volunteers with senior citizens at Cardinal Ritter Institute.

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

70th First Profession

Sister Elizabeth (Sister Adrian) Carpentier

Birth place: Webster Groves

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1954

Education: Bachelor's in mathematics, College of New Rochelle, 1954

Master's in mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 1963

Doctorate in mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 1967

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Corpus Christi High School, Jennings, 1957-64

Massage therapist, Kirkwood, 2001-05

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Aloysius School, 1954-57

Teacher, Springfield College, Springfield, Illinois, 1967-68 and 1969-75

Principal, Ursuline Academy, San Antonio, 1975-78

Teacher, St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Illinois, 1978-81

Teacher and registrar, Springfield College, Springfield, Illinois, 1981-88

Office assistant, Ursuline Generalate, Rome, Italy, 1988-96

Massage therapist, Alton, Illinois, 2005-14

About Sister Elizabeth Carpentier: Sister Betty lives in St. Louis and has a ministry of prayer.

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

70th First profession

Sister Theresa (Sister Mercedes) Sarich

Birth place: Columbus, Ohio

Entrance: 1948

First profession: 1951

Final profession: 1954

Education: Bachelor's in elementary education, College of Steubenville, 1968

Master's in religious studies, Providence College, 1975

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Joseph School, Clayton, 1961-63

Religious education, St. Mary, Missouri-area parishes, 1981-83

Tutor, Marian Middle School, St. Louis, 2014-17

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Francis School, Toronto, Ohio, 1950-61

Principal, Sts. Peter and Paul School, Alton, Illinois, 1965-71

Religious education, Arcadia, 1971-77

Religious education, St. Patrick Church, Galveston, Texas, 1971-77

Religious education director, St. Felix Church, Wabasha, Minnesota, 1985-92

Teacher, St. Peter School, Laredo, Texas, 1992-97

Teacher, Blessed Sacrament School, Laredo, Texas, 1997-2001

Religious education coordinator, Santa Monica Mission, El Cenizo, Texas, 2002-10

About Sister Theresa Sarich: Now living in Alton, Illinois, Sister Theresa has a ministry of community service and prayer.

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