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Jubilarians | Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union (OSU)

60th First Profession

Sister Bridget Haase

Birth name: Linda Haase

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Entrance: 1959

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1965

Education: Bachelor’s in French, College of New Rochelle

Master’s in spiritual studies, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

Additional theological and mission studies, Maryknoll, New York

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter School, Kirkwood, 1965-67

Teacher, St. Joseph School, Clayton, 1967-68

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Angela School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1968-69

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1969-75

Teacher, Marquette High School, Alton, Illinois, 1975-79

Teacher at a public school, Appalachia, West Virginia, 1979-84

Refugee work, Sudan, Africa, 1985-86

Community service, Greenwich, England, 1986-87

Service to poor, Senegal, Africa, 1987-90

Community service and teaching English, Tepotzlan and Iguala, Mexico, 1990-92

Teacher, San Juan de Los Lagos Parish, San Antonio, Texas, 1992-93

Teacher, Westside Catholic Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas, 1993-96

Toddler caretaker for children with HIV/AIDS, Mattapan, Massachusetts, 1996-98

Teacher, St. Brendan’s Learning Center, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1998-2003

Spiritual coordinator, adult long-term care, Boston Home, Dorchester Massachusetts, 2003-14

About Sister Bridget Haase: For more than 50 years, Sister Bridget has been a well-traveled Ursuline Sister, having taught students in Appalachia and across the United States, and in Mexico, ministered to starving children in Sudan, East Africa, and lived in Ursuline communities in West Africa, Italy and England. In addition to her ministries, Sister Bridget co-hosted “Spirit and Life,” a weekly radio show on the Relevant Radio network, for five years. She leads parish missions and retreats across the United States, contributes reflections to “Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions,” and serves as sister storyteller, along with her puppet companions, for local preschool children. She also has had a ministry at the local McDonald’s. She is an author whose books include “Generous Faith: Stories to Inspire Abundant Living” and “Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Events as Hints of the Holy” (Paraclete Press). Her honors include the Exceptional Women Award from Magic 1067, Greater Boston Media being featured both on the “Making a Difference” Segment of NBC Nightly News and as the cover story in St. Anthony Messenger Magazine. She received an honorary doctor of theology degree from Stonehill College and was the first recipient of the Caritas Dei award from Relevant Radio. Her website is www.wisdomwonder.com. Favorite quote: “Be still and know that I am God.”

65th First Profession

Sister Lorene (Jean) Griffin

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Entrance: 1954

First profession: 1957

Final profession: 1960

Education: Bachelor’s in music, University of Texas

Master’s in music, University of Texas

Bachelor’s in history, College of New Rochelle

Doctorate in psychology, Texas Women’s University

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1964-69

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Illinois, 1960-63

Teacher, Villa Maria Academy, Frontenac, Minnesota, 1963-64

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas, 1969-72

Director, Office of Religious Education, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, 1973-76

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Springfield, Illinois, 1976-78

Parish ministry, Mary Immaculate Parish, Dallas, Texas, 1978-80

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas, 1980-83

Family therapist, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas, 1986-89

Adjunct professor, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas, 1989-91

Counseling practice, Anchorage, Alaska, 1991-2012

About Sister Lorene Griffin: Sister Lorene now lives in Coppell, Texas, and has a ministry of presence and prayer.

Sister Mary Evalyn (Anthony Marie) House

Birthplace: Granite City, Illinois

Entrance: 1954

First profession: 1957

Final profession: 1960

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Webster University

Master’s in special education, Cardinal Stritch University

Practical nursing diploma, Decatur School of Nursing

Bachelor’s in nursing, Saint Louis University

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Festus, 1960-63

Teacher, Corpus Christi School, Jennings, 1971-73

Teacher, St. Anthony’s Center, St. Louis, 1973-76

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Aloysius School, 1963-65, 1967-71

Teacher, Blessed Sacrament School, 1965-67

Staff, Ursuline Infirmary, San Antonio, Texas, 1978-81

Licensed practical nurse, St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, 1981-85

Staff, Ursuline Infirmary, Waterville, Maine, 1985-86

Staff, Ursuline Infirmary, Alton, Illinois, 1986-88

Head nurse, Ursuline Infirmary, 1990-92, San Antonio, Texas

Nurse supervisor, Forum Health Care Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1992-99

Teaching assistant, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Caseworker, Odyssey Hospice, San Antonio, Texas, 2003-05

Nurse, Queen of Peace Infirmary, Alton, Illinois, 2005-07

Community service, Ursuline community in Alton, Illinois, 2007-17

About Sister Mary Evalyn House: Sister Mary Evalyn lives Eureka and has a ministry of prayer.

Sister Mary K. (Francine Marie) Milne

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois

Entrance: 1954

First profession: 1957

Final profession: 1961

Education: Bachelor’s in English, College of New Rochelle

Master’s in theology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, 1974-78

Volunteer, St. Patrick’s Center, St. Louis, 2009-18

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, SS. Peter and Paul School, Alton, Illinois, 1960-61

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1961-69

Elementary grade principal, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1964-69

Special apostolate, St. Mary, Missouri, 1969-71

Program director, Bible Land Study Tours and Research, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, 1979-2009

Parish ministry, Blessed Sacrament Parish, San Antonio, Texas, 1980-92

Co-director, Villa Maria Retreat Center, Frontenac, Minnesota, 1992-2000

Palestinian ministry, Jerusalem, 2001-09

About Sister Mary K. Milne: Sister Mary Kaye now lives in Dallas, Texas, where she is a library volunteer and has a ministry of presence.

Sister Marian (Liguori) Pelikan

Birthplace: Potosi

Entrance: 1954

First profession: 1957

Final profession: 1960

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Webster University

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter School, Kirkwood, 1959-61

Teacher, Assumption School, Herculaneum, 1963-66

Teacher, St. Rose of Lima School, De Soto, 1976-80

Principal, St. Rose of Lima School, De Soto, 1980-81

Teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Arnold, 1981-93

Teacher, Our Lady of the Angels School, Jennings, 1993-99

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Ascension School, Oak Park, Illinois, 1961-63

Teacher, Marie du Lac School, Arcadia, Missouri, 1967-70

Principal and teacher, SS. Peter and Paul School, Springfield, Illinois, 1970-71

Principal, Alton Consolidated School, Alton, Illinois, 1971-74

Teacher, SS. Peter and Paul School, Collinsville, Illinois, 1974-75

Pastoral care, Alton, Illinois, 1999-2014

About Sister Marian Pelikan: Sister Marian now lives in Alton, Illinois, and has a ministry of prayer.

70th First Profession

Sister Agnes (Patricia) Murray

Birthplace: County Roscommon, Ireland

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Education: Bachelor’s in education, Incarnate Word College

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Peter School, Laredo, Texas, 1952-53

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Laredo, Texas, 1953-55

Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Laredo, Texas, 1955-58

Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Falfurrias, Texas, 1958-61

Teacher, St. Peter School, Laredo, Texas, 1961-64

Teacher, Ste. Marie du Lac School, Ironton, Missouri, 1966-67

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Laredo, Texas, 1968-70

Teacher, St. Patrick School, Galveston, Texas, 1970-75

Teacher, Ursuline School, Sligo, Ireland, 1975-76

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1976-78

Community service, Ursuline Convent, Alton, Illinois, 1978-79

Teacher, St. Patrick School, Galveston, Texas, 1979-81

Teacher, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Galveston, Texas, 1981-82

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Laredo, Texas, 1982-83

Teacher, Public School District, Laredo, Texas, 1983-87

Teacher, Ursuline Academy, Laredo, Texas, 1988-92

Teacher, St. Augustin Elementary School, Laredo, Texas, 1990-95

Substitute teacher, Laredo Public Schools, Laredo, Texas, 1995-96

Teacher, Little Flower School, San Antonio, Texas, 1996-97

Volunteer, St. Joseph School, Springfield, Illinois, 2001-14

About Sister Agnes Murray: Sister Agnes now lives in St. Louis and has a ministry of prayer.

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