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Jubilarians | Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

50th First Profession

Sister Ann Barrett

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1967

First profession: 1970

Final profession: 1974

Education: Bachelor’s in history, Webster University, 1967

Master’s in theology, Saint Louis University, 1972

Master’s in educational administration, University of Dayton, 1990

Service in the archdiocese: Staff member, Boys Hope, St. Louis, 1991-93

Councilor, Central Province leadership team, Crystal City and Kirkwood, 2005-17

Administrator, Ursuline Education Foundation, Kirkwood, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and religious department chairman, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas, 1972-75

Teacher, O’Connell Senior High School, Galveston, Texas, 1975-79

Assistant principal, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, 1979-83

Principal, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, 1983-86

Assistant principal, St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Illinois, 1988-91

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, San Antonio, Texas, 1986-87

Principal, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, 1993-2000

Administrative assistant, Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000-01

Program director, Boys Hope-Girls Hope, New Orleans, 2001-03

Director, National Votive Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, New Orleans, 2003-05

About Sister Ann Barrett: Sister Ann continues to work in the ministry of education through her role as administrator of the Ursuline Education Foundation. The foundation is a collaboration of school heads and board members of the five Ursuline academies in the province. Sister Ann also spends a week each month with the New Orleans Ursuline Sisters as prioress of that community.


50th First Profession

Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois

Entrance: 1967

First profession: 1970

Final profession: 1975

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Fontbonne University, 1973

Master’s in educational administration, University of Dayton, 1987

Master’s in pastoral studies, Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, 1997

Service in the archdiocese: Provincial prioress, Ursulines of the Central Province, Kirkwood, 2014-20

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ascension School, Oak Park, Illinois, 1973-78

Teacher, St. Joseph’s School, Springfield, Illinois, 1978-79

Principal, St. Joseph’s School, Springfield, Illinois, 1979-95

Pastoral associate, St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington, Illinois, 1997-2014

About Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn: Sister Rita Ann has ministered as a teacher, principal and pastoral associate in a parish. Now she has just completed her term in leadership and is finding some time to renew and relax before she begins the next chapter of her life. "There are so many opportunities for volunteering and helping in the community and after a period of rest I will begin to explore my options."


50th First Profession

Sister Diane Fulgenzi

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois

Entrance: 1967

First profession: 1970

Final profession: 1974

Education: Bachelor’s in French, Fontbonne University, 1973

Master’s in religious education, Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, 1980

Master’s in Christian spirituality, Creighton University, 1994

Service in the archdiocese: Director of vocation ministry, Crystal City, 1983-89

Associate vocation director, Archdiocese of St. Louis, 1989-91

Director of mission effectiveness, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1993-99

Coordinator, Ursuline Companions in Mission, Crystal City, 1999-2007

Councilor, Central Province leadership team, Crystal City, 1999-2008

Provincial prioress, Central Province leadership team, Crystal City, 2008-14

Charism/mission coordinator for Ursulines of the Roman Union U.S. provinces, Kirkwood, 2014-19

Co-director of sponsored ministries, Kirkwood, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas, 1973-79

Teacher, St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Illinois, 1979-81

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981-83

Pastoral associate, St. Matthew Parish, Alton, Illinois, 1991-92

About Sister Diane Fulgenzi: While Sister Diane currently serves as co-director of the Ursuline Sisters’ Office of Sponsorship, her principal focus is on the Ursuline charism and mission, and the spirituality of St. Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursulines. Other ministry outreach for her includes small-community facilitation, spiritual direction, and service at St. Anthony’s Food Pantry in south St. Louis.


50th First Profession

Sister Susan Kienzler

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois

Entrance: 1967

First profession: 1970

Final profession: 1975

Education: Bachelor’s in chemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1973

Master’s in guidance and counseling, University of Dayton, 1980

Service in the archdiocese: Counselor, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1985-91

Councilor, Central Province leadership team, Crystal City, 1999-2005

Director, Central Province vocation ministry, 1999-2009

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Illinois, 1973-79

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, San Antonio, Texas, 1979-82

Principal, Ursuline Academy, San Antonio, 1982-85

Director of Ursuline renewal for Roman Union, Ursuline Generalate, Rome, Italy, 2010-13

Prioress of Alton Convent and Queen of Peace Infirmary, Alton, Illinois, 2013-14

About Sister Susan Kienzler: Sister Susan serves as a spiritual director in the St. Louis area. Until recently, she was the leader of the local Ursuline community in Alton, Illinois, and served in pastoral care with the Ursuline Sisters at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka. When the pandemic eases, she will go to Rome to serve as director for the international renewal program for the Ursuline Sisters. She enjoys walking, reading and sewing. Favorite quote: "What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God) (Micah 6:8)


60th First Profession

Sister Nancy Vandeveer

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

Entrance: 1957

First profession: 1960

Final profession: 1965

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Webster University, 1967

Master’s in education, St. Francis College, 1974

Decatur School of Practical Nursing, 1978

Chicago School of Massage Therapy, 1991

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter School, Kirkwood, 1963-65, 1967-73

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima, De Soto, 1965-67

Licensed practical nurse, St. Mary’s Health Center, Richmond Heights, 1980-82

Massage therapist, St. Mary’s Health Center, Richmond Heights, 1991-2000

Massage therapist, St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, 2000-02

Massage therapist, Inner Balance, Crestwood 2003-09

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Galveston, Texas, 1973-74

Teacher, St. Patrick School, Galveston, Texas, 1974-76

Licensed practical Nurse, Ursuline Queen of Peace Infirmary, 1978-80 and, 1984-90

Licensed practical nurse, San Antonio Ursuline Infirmary, 1982-84

Coordinating sister for Ursulines in assisted living in Springfield, Illinois, 2009-present

About Sister Nancy Vandeveer: Sister Nancy enjoys nature, being outdoors, exercise, classical music, opera, reading and watching movies, and keeping up with family and friends. She is now retired but still active in the community Springfield, Illinois, community where she lives. She is grateful for religious life and the abundant graces given by God throughout all those years.


60th First Profession

Sister Genevieve Goessling

Birth name: Barbara Goessling

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1957

First profession: 1960

Final profession: 1965

Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, The College of New Rochelle, New York, 1963

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter School, Kirkwood, 1963-68, 1984-85

Assistant teacher, St. Louis Science Center, 1991-92

Assistant provincial treasurer, Crystal City, 1991-92, 1996-2002

Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes School, University City, 1992-96

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ascension School, Oak Park, Illinois, 1968-71

Teacher, Blessed Sacrament School, Springfield, Illinois, 1971-75

Teacher, St. Aloysius School, Springfield, Illinois, 1975-79

Teacher, O’Connell Junior High School, Galveston, Texas, 1979-80

Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Galveston, Texas, 1980-81

Teacher and assistant principal, St. Thomas School, Decatur, Illinois, 1981-82

Principal, St. Thomas School, Decatur, Illinois, 1982-84

Teacher, Marquette High School, Alton, Illinois, 1985-86

Teacher, St. Ambrose School, Alton, Illinois, 1986-89

Maintenance manager, Ursuline Academy, Springfield, Illinois, 2004-05

Coordinating sister for Ursulines in care facilities in Missouri, 2005-18

About Sister Genevieve Goessling: Now retired, Sister Genevieve lives in Webster Groves and has a ministry of presence and prayer.


60th First Profession

Sister Carolyn Marie Brockland

Birthplace: Shrewsbury

Entrance: 1957

First profession: 1960

Final profession: 1965

Education: Bachelor’s in chemistry, The College of New Rochelle, New York, 1964

Master’s in chemistry, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1969

Master’s in pastoral ministry, Boston College, 1995

Service in the archdiocese: Principal, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1975-81

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, 1994-96

Councilor, Central Province leadership team, Crystal City, 1999-2005

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana,1964-69

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Springfield, Illinois, 1969-75

Principal, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, 1982-93

Local leader, Villa Maria community, Frontenac, Minnesota, 1996-2003

Local leader, New Orleans community, 2004-10

Community service, Billings, Montana, 2011-12

Assistant director, National Votive Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, New Orleans, 2012-15

Director, National Votive Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, New Orleans, 2015-present.

About Sister Carolyn Marie Brockland: Sister Carolyn continues to serve as director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in New Orleans and as a spiritual director and retreat director in Louisiana and in Illinois.


65th First Profession

Sister Maria Goretti Hotop

Birth name: Elizabeth Jeannette Hotop

Birthplace: Perryville

Entrance: 1952

First profession: 1955

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in classics, The College of New Rochelle, New York, 1958

Master’s in Latin, Saint Louis University, 1996

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1969-75 and 1977-78

Principal, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1971-75

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Patrick School, Alton, Illinois, 1958-61

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas, 1961-63

Teacher, Marquette High School, Alton, Illinois, 1963-68

Principal, St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Illinois, 1975-77

Religious education, Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Mary, Missouri, 1986-91

Teacher, St. Eustachius School, Portageville, Missouri, 1991-2005

Pastoral care, Queen of Peace Infirmary, Alton, Illinois, 2005-14

About Sister Maria Goretti Hotop: Now retired, Sister Maria Goretti lives in Alton, Illinois, where she does community service.

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