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Throwback Thursday: The life of Sister Marie Stanislaus Curran

Sister Marie Stanislaus Curran

For quite some time, we have researched sisters through the Sisters of Providence Archives treasure trove, many of whom you have requested we blog about.

The list is dwindling, but there are still a few more, including this week’s featured sister.

Sister Marie Stanislaus Curran was born Margaret Curran on Aug. 25, 1884, in Indianapolis, to John J. Curran and Mary O’Neill Curran.

She entered the Congregation on Oct. 22, 1907 and professed perpetual vows in 1919.

Sister Marie Stanislaus ministered mostly as a junior high teacher, including stops at St. Mel, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Leo, St. Agnes and Maternity of Our Lady School (all in Chicago), St. Gabriel (Connersville), St. Joseph, St. John and Holy Cross (all in Indianapolis), Marywood (Evanston, Illinois), St. Mary (Richmond, Indiana), Sacred Heart (Whiting, Indiana) and St. Rose (Chelsea, Massachusetts).

She also ministered as the registrar at Immaculata High School, located in Washington, D.C., for a period of time.

Sister Marie Stanislaus Curran

Her last ministry was at the Immaculate Conception Convent in Chicago from 1960-61.

During her time in ministry, Sister Marie Stanislaus was local superior at several schools, including Maternity of Our Lady School ant St. Agnes in Chicago; St. Gabriel in Connersville; Sacred Heart in Whiting; Holy Cross in Indianapolis; and St. Mary in Richmond.

In between teaching at the many schools, Sister Marie Stanislaus also served on the General Council for the Sisters of Providence as general secretary from 1932-44, ministering under the leadership of General Superiors Mother Mary Raphael Slattery and Mother Mary Bernard Laughlin.

Sister Marie Stanislaus died on March 9, 1977, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was 92 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 69 years. ‪#‎throwbackthursday ‪#‎tbt

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  1. Kevin Ridge on May 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Sister Marie Sanislaus was Superior when I was in first grade at St. Rose in Chelsea (1954-1955). I think she had been there in the same capacity at some time when my mother was a student (1922-1934).

  2. Judy Copeland on May 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I would like to hear about the lives of Sisters St Veronica and Hildegard.

    Thanks Jason,

    Judy Copeland

  3. Judy Copeland on May 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I would like to hear about the lives of Sisters St Veronica and Hildegard.

    Thanks Jason,

    Judy Copeland

  4. Judy Copeland on August 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I’d like to hear something of the lives of Sister Mary Mary Ludwina and Sister Hildegard
    who both were at Saint Patrick’s Indianapolis. Sister Hildegard was Principal when I was there.

    Thanks, Jason

    Judy Copeland

    PS. I found some old pictures of Sisters as I was cleaning out a box and will mail them to Archives soon.

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