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Sisters of Providence celebrating Jubilees

Twenty-one Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are celebrating Jubilees this year.

60-year Jubilarians

Sister Susan Dinnin is a native of Indianapolis. Currently, she serves in the ministry of care and as the coordinator for the St. Agnes Alumnae Association in Indianapolis.

Sister Susan Dinnin

Sister Susan, formerly Sister Mary de Sales, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Joan of Arc Parish in Indianapolis. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1969.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University.

Sister Susan’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Leonard, West Terre Haute, Ind. (1965-66),
  • Teacher, St. Joseph, Jasper, Ind. (1966-71),
  • Teacher, St. Simon, Indianapolis (1971-75),
  • Principal/Teacher, St. Paul, Sellersburg, Ind. (1975-78),
  • Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis (1978-80),
  • Parish Ministry, St. Agnes Parish, Detroit (1980-88),
  • Activities Coordinator, Adult Day Care East, Indianapolis (1988-90),
  • Site Manager, A Caring Place Adult Day Care, Indianapolis (1990-2009),
  • Program Director, A Caring Place Adult Day Services, Indianapolis (2009-12), and
  • Volunteer/Coordinator St. Agnes Academy Alumnae Association, Indianapolis (2012-present).

Sister Mary Catherine Guiler is a native of Washington, D.C. Currently, she ministers as a substitute teacher for the Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, Md.

Sister Mary Catherine Guiler

Sister Mary Catherine, formerly Sister Martha Patrick, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Ann Parish in Washington, D.C. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1969.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She also has a master’s degree in English from Indiana State University and a master of arts in pastoral studies from Washington Theological Union.

Sister Mary Catherine’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Clement, Lansdowne, Md. (1966-68),
  • Teacher, Evansville Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville (1968-73),
  • Teacher, Immaculata Preparatory, Washington, D.C. (1973-80),
  • Director of Apostolic Works/Provincial Councilor, St. Raphael Province, Fall River, Mass. (1980-84),
  • Provincial, St. Raphael Province, Fall River, Mass. (1984-88),
  • Provincial, St. Raphael Province, Chelsea, Mass. (1988-91),
  • Coordinator of Long-term Volunteers, S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat), Washington, D.C. (1992-95), and
  • Teacher, Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, Md. (1997-2015).

Sister Betty Hopf is a native of Jasper. Currently, she ministers as a chaplain at the Hux Cancer Center in Terre Haute.

Sister Betty Hopf

Sister Betty, formerly Sister Barbara Francis, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from Holy Family Parish in Jasper. She professed perpetual vows on May 24, 1970.

Sister Betty has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University. She also has another master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Sister Betty’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Patrick, Terre Haute (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1967-71),
  • Teacher, Holy Angels, Indianapolis (1971-75),
  • Teacher/Co-Principal, Holy Angels (1975-78),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Andrew, Indianapolis (1979-85),
  • CPE Intern, Memorial Hospital, South Bend (1985-86),
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend (1986-2001),
  • Coordinator of Motherhouse Wellness Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-02), and
  • Ministry of Care Coordinator, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2002-08).

Sister Lawrence Ann Liston is a native of Terre Haute. Currently, she ministers in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Lawrence Ann Liston

Sister Lawrence Ann entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Ann Parish in Terre Haute. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1969.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and also has a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University.

Sister Lawrence Ann’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Angela, Chicago (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. Paul, Sellersburg (1967-69),
  • Teacher/Principal, St. Paul, Sellersburg (1969-75),
  • Teacher, All Saints, Indianapolis (1975-76),
  • Principal, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis (1976-83),
  • Director of Schools, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (1984-93),
  • Director of Educational Administration, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (1993-94),
  • Associate Executive Director of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (1994-95),
  • Interim General Secretary, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1996-97),
  • Assistant Coordinator of Pastoral Ministry, Health Care Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1997),
  • Administrator in Training, Robin Run Village, Indianapolis (1998),
  • Administrative Assistant, Robin Run Health Center, Indianapolis (1998),
  • Health Center Administrator, Robin Run Health Center, Indianapolis (1999-2005),
  • Health Care Administrator, Hoosier Village, Indianapolis (2005-07),
  • Administrator, Wabash Valley Health Center (2007-14), and
  • Chief Operating Officer, Wabash Valley Health Center (2014).

Sister Margaret Lynch is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Margaret Lynch

Sister Margaret, formerly Sister James Patrick, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Mark Parish in Chicago. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 16, 1969.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She also has a master’s degree in religious education from Loyola University and a master’s of pastoral studies from Loyola University.

Sister Margaret’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Alexander, Palos Heights, Ill. (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. Agnes Academy, Indianapolis (1967-70),
  • Teacher, Ladywood-St. Agnes, Indianapolis (1970-73),
  • Archdiocese High School Religious Coordinator, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (1970-73),
  • Teacher/Dean of Girls, Terre Haute Schulte High School (1973-76),
  • Teacher, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill. (1976-77),
  • Director of Religious Education, Notre Dame Parish, Clarendon Hills, Ill. (1977-80),
  • Pastoral Associate/Director of Religious Education, Sacred Heart Parish, Terre Haute (1980-82),
  • Teacher, Scecina High School, Indianapolis (1983-84),
  • Youth Retreat Consultant, Archdiocese of Louisville (1984-86),
  • Director of Youth Ministry, Diocese of Evansville (1986-87),
  • Director of Religious Education, St. Joan of Arc Religious Education Center, Kokomo (1987-92),
  • Pastoral Associate for Adult Formation, St. Paul Parish, Marion, Ind. (1993-94),
  • Adult Education Teacher, Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, New Albany (1994-98),
  • Staff, Beechwood Center, New Albany (1994-97),
  • Staff, Parkview Center, New Albany (1997-98),
  • Parish Life Coordinator, St. Leonard, West Terre Haute (1998-2005),
  • Parish Life Coordinator, St. Mary Village Parish, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1998-2005),
  • Ministry of Care/Volunteer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2007-12), and
  • Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2012-present).

Sister Diane Mason is a native of Joliet, Ill. Currently, she serves in the ministry of care and as a volunteer at St. Michael Parish in Orland Park, Ill.

Sister Diane Mason

Sister Diane, formerly Sister Ann Vianney, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Dennis Parish in Lockport, Ill. She professed perpetual vows on April 17, 1971.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, while also obtaining master’s degrees in education and education supervision administration, both from Indiana State University.

Sister Diane’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, Immaculate Heart, Galesburg, Ill. (1966-68),
  • Teacher, St. Thaddeus, Chicago (1968-69),
  • Teacher, St. Leo, Chicago (1969-70),
  • Teacher, St. Francis Borgia, Chicago (1970-73),
  • Teacher, St. Alexander, Palos Heights, Ill. (1973-78),
  • Teacher/Assistant Principal, St. Alexander, Palos Heights, Ill. (1978),
  • Principal, St. Alexander, Palos Heights, Ill. (1978-2003),
  • Chaplain Intern, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill. (2005-06),
  • Chaplain Resident, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Ill. (2006-07),
  • Spiritual Director/Part-time facilitator for Institute of Religious Formation Program, Chicago (2007-08),
  • Assistant Director of Providence Associates/Spiritual Director, Orland Park (2008-11), and
  • Director of Providence Associates/Spiritual Director, Orland Park (2011-18).

Sister Mary Morley is a native of Indianapolis. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer GED tutor for the East End Adult Learning Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sister Mary Morley

Sister Mary, formerly Sister David Mary, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Andrew Apostle Parish in Indianapolis. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1969.

Sister Mary has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in guidance counseling from Indiana University.

Sister Mary’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village School, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1964-66),
  • Teacher, St. Mary, Lafayette (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. John, Loogootee (1967-69),
  • Religious Education for Greene County/St. Peter Parish, Linton; Holy Name Parish, Bloomfield; St. Joan of Arc Parish, Jasonville (1969-72),
  • Teacher, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1972-75),
  • Youth Minister/Director of Girls Camp, Fort Scott Camps, Cincinnati (1975-78),
  • Supervisor/Teacher, Joy Resident Education Center, Cincinnati (1978-79),
  • Teacher, Gressle School, Cincinnati (1980-83),
  • Teacher, St. Vincent Ferrer School, Cincinnati (1983-96), and
  • Teacher/Adult Basic Literacy Education, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati (1997-2014).

Sister Mary Jeanine Schubert is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer in the Chicago area.

Sister Mary Jeanine Schubert

Sister Mary Jeanine entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Mel Parish in Chicago. She professed perpetual vows on May 23, 1970.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and also has a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Illinois.

Sister Mary Jeanine’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Andrew, Indianapolis (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. Agnes, Indianapolis (1967-71),
  • Teacher, St. Francis Borgia, Chicago (1971-78),
  • Teacher, Maternity BVM, Chicago (1978-82),
  • Substitute Teacher, Greater Chicago area (1982),
  • Survey Operations Assistant, American Medical Association, Chicago (1983-2000),
  • Independent Contractor, American Medical Association, Chicago (2001-05),
  • Employee Contractor, American Medical Association, Chicago (2007), and
  • Volunteer, Greater Chicago area (2009-13).

Sister Maria Saracco is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer and in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Maria Saracco

Sister Maria, formerly Sister Maria Immaculata, entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961, from St. Mel Parish in Chicago. She professed perpetual vows on May 10, 1970.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in reading from Northern Illinois University.

Sister Maria’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1966-68),
  • Teacher, St. David, Chicago (1968-70),
  • Teacher, St. Mary Carmelite, Joliet, Ill. (1970-71),
  • Teacher, Maternity BVM, Chicago (1971-75),
  • Teacher, Costa Catholic, Galesburg, Ill. (1975-78),
  • Teacher, St. David, Chicago (1978-80),
  • Teacher, Chicago City Colleges, Chicago (1980-81),
  • Teacher, St. Benedict, Chicago (1981-84),
  • Teacher, St. Isaac Jogues, Niles, Ill. (1984-87),
  • Teacher, St. Isaac Jogues, Chicago (1987-88),
  • Teacher, Wildwood School, Chicago (1988-89),
  • Teacher, Haugan Elementary, Chicago (1989-2009),
  • Substitute Teacher, greater Chicago area (2010-11), and
  • Volunteer, Our Lady, Mother of the Church Parish, Chicago (2011-19).

70-year Jubilarians

Sister Noralee Keefe is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers in residential services and as treasurer for Providence Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Noralee Keefe

Sister Noralee, formerly Sister Joseph Edward, entered the Congregation on Jan. 9, 1951, from St. Mel Parish in Chicago. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1958.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and also has a master’s degree in education administration from Loyola University in Los Angeles.

Sister Noralee’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Ann, Indianapolis (1953-56),
  • Teacher, St. Patrick, Fayetteville, N.C. (1956-57),
  • Teacher, Maternity BVM, Chicago (1957-58),
  • Teacher, St. Elisabeth, Van Nuys, Calif. (1958-62),
  • Teacher, Holy Family, New Albany (1962-66),
  • Teacher, St. Simon, Indianapolis (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. Anthony, Gardena, Calif. (1967-69),
  • Principal, St. Anthony, Gardena, Calif. (1969-73),
  • Teacher, Holy Family, New Albany (1973-75),
  • Administrative Assistant, Marywood, Orange, Calif. (1975-76),
  • Business Office, Marywood, Orange, Calif. (1976-77),
  • Provincial Councilor/Director of Apostolic Works, St. Michael Province, Tustin, Calif. (1977-84),
  • Principal, St. Teresa Avila, Los Angeles (1980-84),
  • Provincial, St. Michael Provincial House, Tustin, Calif. (1984-88),
  • Assistant Business Officer, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill. (1988-2005),
  • Receptionist/Bookstore, Guerin College Preparatory High School, River Grove, Ill. (2005-07),
  • Receptionist, Guerin College Preparatory High School, River Grove, Ill. (2007-08), and
  • Convent Service, River Grove, Ill. (2008-11).

Sister Joseph Ellen Keitzer is a native of Hammond, Ind. Currently, she ministers in pastoral ministry of presence for the Northwest Austin African American Community in Chicago.

Sister Joseph Ellen Keitzer

Sister Joseph Ellen entered the Congregation on May 26, 1951, from All Saints Parish in Hammond. She professed perpetual vows on Jan. 23, 1959.

She has a bachelor’s degree in music from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in music education from Ball State University.

Sister Joseph Ellen’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. John, Robstown, Texas (1954),
  • Teacher, Lady Isle, Portsmouth, N.H. (1954-58),
  • Teacher, St. David, Chicago (1958-61),
  • Teacher, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute (1961-66),
  • Teacher, St. Therese, Los Angeles (1966-68),
  • Teacher, St. Andrew, Indianapolis (1968-69),
  • Teacher, Immaculate Heart, Indianapolis (1969-76),
  • Teacher, St. Angela, Chicago (1976-87),
  • Parish Director of Religious Education/part-time music teacher, St. Angela Parish, Chicago (1987-94),
  • Pastoral Associate/Director of Religious Education, St. Angela Parish, Chicago (1994-2001),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Angela Parish, Chicago (2001-05), and
  • Pastoral Ministry, greater Chicago area (2005-08).

Sister Lucille Lechner is a native of Jasper. Currently, she ministers in residential services and as the assistant to the administrator of Providence Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Lucille Lechner

Sister Lucille, formerly Sister Mary Louis, entered the Congregation on Jan. 9, 1951, from St. Joseph Parish in Jasper. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1957.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in education from Indiana University.

Sister Lucille’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Charles, Peru (1953-55),
  • Teacher, St. Mary, Richmond (1955-58),
  • Teacher, St. Mark, Chicago (1958-61),
  • Teacher, St. Leo, Chicago (1961-64),
  • Teacher, St. Matthew, Indianapolis (1964-66),
  • Teacher, St. Bridget, Indianapolis (1966-67),
  • Teacher, St. Patrick, Fort Wayne (1967-70),
  • Teacher, St. Jude, Indianapolis (1970),
  • Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Whiting (1970-71),
  • Teacher, St. Charles, Bloomington (1971-76),
  • Teacher, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City, Okla. (1976-78),
  • Teacher, St. Paul, Sellersburg (1978-79),
  • Coordinator, Learning Center, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis (1979-80),
  • Learning Center, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis (1980-83),
  • Dining Room Supervision, Providence Retirement Home, New Albany (1983-84),
  • Teacher, All Saints, Indianapolis (1984-86),
  • Activities Director, Holy Trinity Adult Day Care, Indianapolis (1987-90),
  • Activities Director, St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove (1900-92),
  • Care Giver, Home Health Care Services, Indianapolis (1993-2001),
  • Assistant to Co-Director of Residential Services, Providence Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-04), and
  • Assistant to the Administrator of Providence Hall and residential services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2004-18).

Sister Marie Grace Molloy is a native of Indianapolis. Currently, she ministers in the Archives Department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and as the coordinator of the St. John Academy Alumnae in Indianapolis.

Sister Marie Grace Molloy

Sister Marie Grace entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1951, from St. Patrick Parish in Indianapolis. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1958.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as well as a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University.

Sister Marie Grace’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. John School, Vincennes (1953-57),
  • Teacher, St. Genevieve School, Chicago (1957-58),
  • Teacher, St. Genevieve School, Chicago (1958-64),
  • Teacher/Principal, Cathedral, Fort Wayne (1964-67),
  • Teacher, Immaculate Heart, Indianapolis (1967-68),
  • Teacher, St. Joseph, Indianapolis (1968-69),
  • Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Whiting (1969-70),
  • Teacher, St. Jude, Indianapolis (1970-74),
  • Teacher, St. Joseph, Jasper (1974-75),
  • Teacher, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis (1975-80),
  • Teacher, Nativity School, Indianapolis (1980-2001),
  • Tutor/Dyslexia of Indiana and coordinator of St. John Academy and St. Agnes Academy Alumnae, Indianapolis (2001-10), and
  • Archives Assistant Coordinator and coordinator of St. John Academy, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2010-present).

Sister Carol Nolan is a native of Galesburg, Ill. Currently, she ministers in outreach and residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Carol Nolan

Sister Carol, formerly Sister Mary Sheila, entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1951, from Corpus Christi Parish in Galesburg. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1958.

She has a bachelor’s degree in music from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in addition to a master’s degree in music from Illinois State University. Sister Carol also has a masters degree in German from Portland State University.

Sister Carol’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Andrew, Indianapolis (1953-56),
  • Teacher, St. Francis Borgia, Chicago (1956-63),
  • Teacher, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill. (1963-66),
  • Teacher, Maternity BVM, Chicago (1966-68),
  • Teacher, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1969-75),
  • Teacher, Stockhofstrasse 10, Linz, Austria (1975-76),
  • Teacher, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1976-1998),
  • Teacher, Our Lady of Providence Girls’ High School, Taiwan (1998-2001),
  • Hispanic Ministry Casa Los Milagros, Cherry Valley, Calif. (2002-03), and
  • Director, Providence in the Desert, Coachella, Calif. (2003-18).

Sister Rosemary Rafter is a native of Bloomington, Ill. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer at St. Thomas Hospice in Hinsdale, Ill.

Sister Rosemary Rafter

Sister Rosemary, formerly Sister Rose Clare, entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1951, from St. Patrick Parish in Terre Haute. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1958.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In addition, she has a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University and another master’s degree in counseling psychology from George Williams College of Aurora University.

Sister Rosemary’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Patrick, Fort Wayne (1953-57),
  • Teacher, St. Ann, Terre Haute (1957-58),
  • Teacher, Lady Isle, Portsmouth, N.H. (1958-61),
  • Teacher, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1961-63),
  • Teacher, St. Andrew, Chicago (1963-65),
  • Teacher, Sacred Heart, Evansville (1965-66),
  • Teacher/Principal, Sacred Heart, Evansville (1966-72),
  • Corporate Renewal Team Members, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1972-74),
  • Provincial, Sacred Heart Province, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1974-77),
  • Director of Student Services, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill. (1977-80),
  • Pastoral Minister, St. Joseph Parish, Downers Grove, Ill. (1982-84),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Joseph Parish, Downers Grove, Ill. (1984-2008),
  • Volunteer, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul, Diocese of Joliet (2008-09), and
  • Volunteer, Catholic Charities Ministry of Care, Joliet (2009-10).

Sister Mary Lou Ruck is a native of Evanston, Ill. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer and healing energy practitioner at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Mary Lou Ruck

Sister Mary Lou, formerly Sister Mary Lucian, entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1951, from St. Francis Xavier Parish in Wilmette, Ill. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1958.

She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as well as a master’s degree in English from Indiana State University. In addition, she has a master’s degree in religious studies from Spalding University.

Sister Mary Lou’s ministries include:

  • Techer, St. Leo, Chicago (1953-54),
  • Teacher, Sacred Heart, Evansville (1954-57),
  • Teacher, St. Thomas, Indianapolis (1957-63),
  • Teacher, Immaculate Conception, Tulsa, Okla. (1963-65),
  • Teacher, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute (1965-66),
  • Teacher, St. Columbkille, Chicago (1966-68),
  • Teacher, St. Bridget, Indianapolis (1968-72),
  • Teacher, St. Monica, Indianapolis (1972-74),
  • Teacher, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City, Okla. (1974-77),
  • Pastoral Associate, Corpus Christi Parish, Oklahoma City, Okla. (1977-82),
  • Pastoral Administrator, St. Mary Parish, Wakeman, Ohio (1983-87),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Charles Parish, Peru (1987-90),
  • Parish Minister, Christ the King Parish, Scottsville, Ky. (1990-94),
  • Adult Education Teacher, Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, New Albany (1995-96),
  • Pastoral Associate, Rosary Chapel, Paducah, Ky. (1996-98),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. John the Evangelist Church, Sunfish, Ky. (1998-2001),
  • Reiki Practitioner, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-02), and
  • Wellness Assistant, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2002-04).

75-year Jubilarians

Sister Adele Beacham was born in Toronto, Canada. Currently, she ministers in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Adele Beacham

Sister Adele, formerly Sister Joseph Therese, entered the Congregation on July 22, 1946, from Holy Angels Parish in Dayton, Ohio. She professed perpetual vows on Jan. 23, 1954.

Sister Adele has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In addition, she has a master’s degree in reading from Cardinal Stritch University and another master’s degree in Theological Studies from St. Meinrad University.

Sister Adele’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Anthony, Indianapolis (1949-50),
  • Teacher, St. Andrew, Chicago (1950-53),
  • Teacher, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1954-60),
  • Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1961-64),
  • Principal, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1964-69),
  • School Supervisor, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (1969-72),
  • Principal, Holy Cross Central, Indianapolis (1972-79),
  • Religion Educator, St. Anne Parish, New Castle (1979-80),
  • Parish Minister, St. Elizabeth Parish, New Castle (1979-80),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Anne Parish, New Castle (1980-82),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Marin de Porres Parish, Syracuse, Ind. (1982-87),
  • Director of Development, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1987-90),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Anthony Parish, Evansville (1990-93),
  • Director of Religious Education, Sacred Heart Parish, Terre Haute (1993-98),
  • Volunteer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1998-2001),
  • Wellness Ministry Staff, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-02),
  • Ministry of Care, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2002-06),
  • Volunteer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2006-17),
  • Ministry of Care, Rockville Women’s Prison, Rockville (2006-14), and
  • Tutor, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2018-20).

Sister Joanne Cullins is a native of New Albany. Currently, she serves in the ministry of care in the New Albany area.

Sister Joanne Cullins

Sister Joanne, formerly Sister Timothy, entered the Congregation on Jan. 9, 1946, from Holy Trinity Parish, New Albany. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in addition to a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University.

Sister Joanne’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, Ascension, Halethorpe, Md. (1948-52),
  • Teacher, St. Joseph, Galesburg, Ill. (1952-53),
  • Teacher, All Saints, Hammond (1953-57),
  • Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1957-61),
  • Teacher, St. Paul, Sellersburg (1961-63),
  • Teacher, St. Benedict, Terre Haute (1963-70),
  • Teacher, Holy Family, New Albany (1970-90),
  • Receptionist, Providence Retirement Home, New Albany (1990-91),
  • Social Services Designee, Providence Retirement Home, New Albany (1991-94),
  • Director of Adult Education, Providence Self Sufficiency Program, New Albany (1994-2003),
  • Director of Adult Education, Providence Place, Georgetown, Ind. (2003-07),
  • Director of Adult Education and receptionist, Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, Georgetown (2007-08), and
  • Volunteer Receptionist, Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, Georgetown (2008-19).

Sister Mary Mark Dede is a native of Terre Haute. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Mary Mark Dede

Sister Mary Mark entered the Congregation on Jan. 13, 1946, from St. Ann Parish, Terre Haute. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University.

Sister Mary Mark’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. Leo, Chicago (1948-51),
  • Teacher, St. Polycarp, Somerville, Mass. (1951-52),
  • Teacher, Cathedral High School, Fort Wayne (1952-53),
  • Teacher, Blessed Sacrament, Burlington, N.C. (1953-57),
  • Teacher, Holy Redeemer, College Park, Md. (1957-59),
  • Teacher, St. Angela, Chicago (1959-60),
  • Teacher, Holy Family, New Albany (1960-65),
  • Teacher, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute (1965-68),
  • Teacher/Principal, St. Leo, West Terre Haute (1968-69),
  • Teacher, St. Patrick, Terre Haute (1969-72),
  • Teacher, St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute (1972-73),
  • Health Ministry Training Program, St. Mary Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif. (1978-79),
  • Pastoral Associate, St. Mary Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif. (1979-84),
  • Chaplain, St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, Ill. (1985-88),
  • Development Office, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1988-90),
  • Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Terre Haute (1990-91),
  • Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Pinellas Park, Fla. (1991-97),
  • Substitute Teacher, St. Petersburg, Fla., area (1998-2000),
  • Volunteer, St. Petersburg, Fla., area (2000-03),
  • Assisting Elderly, St. Petersburg, Fla., area (2003-06),
  • Volunteer, St. Vincent DePaul, Clearwater, Fla. (2006-10), and
  • Volunteer, St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis (2011-16).

Sister Mary Lois Hennel is a native of Evansville. Currently, she ministers in residential services and as a volunteer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Mary Lois Hennel

Sister Mary Lois entered the Congregation on July 21, 1946, from St. Mary Parish in Evansville. She professed perpetual vows on Jan. 23, 1954.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as well as a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University.

Sister Mary Lois’ ministries include:

  • Teacher, Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago (1949-53),
  • Teacher, St. Anne, New Castle (1954),
  • Teacher, St. Andrew, Indianapolis (1954-60),
  • Teacher, St. Mary, Rochester, N.H. (1960-62),
  • Teacher, St. Rose, Chelsea, Mass. (1962-63),
  • Teacher, St. Joseph, Indianapolis (1963-65),
  • Teacher, St. Joseph, Jasper (1965-69),
  • Teacher, Sacred Heart, Evansville (1969-70),
  • Treasury, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1970-75),
  • Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, St. Gabriel Province, Indianapolis (1975-76),
  • Province Staff, St. Gabriel Province (1976-78),
  • Bookkeeper, Continental Convalescent Center, Indianapolis (1978-79),
  • Bookkeeper/Secretary, Continental Convalescent Center, Indianapolis (1979-80),
  • Assistant to Business Manager/Motherhouse Operations, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1980-82).,
  • Payroll Accountant, Plant Business Office, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1982-84),
  • Secretary/Librarian, St. Teresa of Avila, Los Angeles (1984-88),
  • Secretary, Archdiocese of San Francisco Tribunal, San Francisco, Calif. (1989-90),
  • Secretary, Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove, Ill. (1990-94),
  • Finance Clerk/Cashier, Central Business Office, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1994-96),
  • Staff, Central Business Office, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1996-2002),
  • Residential Services/Treasurer for Owens Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2002-14), and
  • Residential Services/Volunteer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2014-18).

Sister Lois Ann Stoiber is a native of Joliet, Ill. Currently, she ministers in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Lois Ann Stoiber

Sister Lois Ann entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1946, from St. Mary Carmelite Parish in Joliet. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1953.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as well as a master’s degree in education from Illinois State University.

Sister Lois Ann’s ministries include:

  • Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1948-52),
  • Teacher, St. Patrick, Indianapolis (1952-53),
  • Teacher, St. Jude, Fort Wayne (1953-58),
  • Teacher, Immaculate Heart, Galesburg, Ill. (1958-67),
  • Teacher, St. Athanasius, Evanston, Ill. (1967-69),
  • Teacher/Principal, Immaculate Heart, Galesburg (1969-72),
  • Teacher, Costa Catholic, Galesburg (1972-73),
  • Teacher, St. Dennis, Lockport, Ill. (1973-74),
  • Teacher, St. Mary-Sacred Heart, Joliet (1974-79),
  • Teacher, Romeo Blanchette, Joliet (1979-80),
  • School Clerk, Providence, New Lenox, Ill. (1980-82),
  • Assistant Teacher, Trinity School, New Lenox (1982-85),
  • Teacher, Trinity School, New Lenox (1985-86),
  • Secretary, St. Dennis, Lockport (1986-97),
  • Convent Service/Tutor, greater Chicago area (1998-2008),
  • Convent Service, River Grove, Ill. (2008-18), and
  • Convent Service, Northlake, Ill. (2018-20).

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