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Honoring all teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, May 3-7, is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and specifically today, May 4, is National Teacher Appreciation Day.

The Congregation realizes how difficult this school year has been. Many students were forced into different schedules, which could cause disruption in learning. Students’ teachers were in the same situation. But these students and teachers have persevered, moving forward through the most strenuous school year.

Now they have almost made it through and citizens across the country are being vaccinated for COVID-19. The 2021-22 school year should be dramatically different.

As you know, many Sisters of Providence spent years in the classroom, instructing hundreds of students. In fact, there are still some Sisters of Providence teaching in the classrooms today, including:

We want to shout from the rooftops “Thank You!” Thank you to all teachers for your hard work, dedication and love of your profession.

In addition, we looked through are Archives Department for some photos of Sisters of Providence in their ministry of teaching. Here they are.

Sister Mary Lourdes Mackey (RIP) instructing students on music from “To God Through Music.”
Sister Regina Marie McIntyre (right) with Sister Rose Dolores Thuis (RIP) instructing students on playing the piano at St. Charles Borromeo School in Bloomington, Indiana.
Sister Gloria Memering going over a final rehearsal with students for the program “Tales of Wonder,” during the 150th celebration of the Sisters of Providence ministering in the city of Jasper, Indiana.
Sister Jane Iannaccone instructing her students at Ascension School in Evansville, Indiana, in 1987.
Sister Mary Ann Stewart with her students at Cathedral High School in 1983.
Sister Brigid Mary Hurley (RIP) instructing her students at Cheverus School in Malden, Massachusetts, in 1993.
Sister Claire Hanson in her classroom with students at St. Rose in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1992.
Sister Eleanor Marie Hubner (RIP) with a student during her days as principal at St. Rose School in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Sister Margaret Quinlan teaching a class at Evansville Reitz Memorial High School in 1981.
Sister Trinita O’Brien (RIP) speaking with students at St. Rose School, Chelsea, Massachusetts, in 1993.
Sister Margaret Norris walking with children on the track at 10th Street School in Jasper, Indiana, during the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Providence ministering in the city, which took place in 1992.
Sister Anne Clementine (RIP) in her first-grade classroom.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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5 Comments

  1. Denise Wilkinson on May 4, 2021 at 8:36 am

    I love this tribute to teachers present and past. And a picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you, Jason.

  2. PAULA Damiano, SP on May 4, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I smiled the entire time I read the article and saw the photos!

  3. Donna Butler on May 4, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Thanks, Jason for the update and taking us down memory lane.

  4. Meghan Groeger DeVito on May 4, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    On this special day, I would like to recognize two outstanding Sisters of Providence . Sisters Marie William Horner and Sister Agnese Boddington were two of my beloved professors at SMWC. I thank them for the impact they had on my 37 years as a teacher . Their enthusiasm and dedication enabled me to love my profession and strive to be the educator they inspired us to be. May the rest in peace.

  5. Nancy Kremer on May 4, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I was introduced to the Sisters in 1955, and then more personally at the former Mother Guerin High School in River Grove, IL., I recall many Sisters with great affection. Two Sisters, now retired to the Motherhouse, Sister Kay Kelly, my Algebra teacher and S. Cathy Campbell our journalism teacher have been treasured friends through these past 52 years! Funny when I met these Sisters during my high school days, I never guessed we would enjoy reminiscences of those years at the Woods, but I am blessed. And so I say “Thank You” to all those dedicated teachers and
    God Bless You!

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