Sister Betty Hopf
Formerly Sister Barbara Francis
Sister Betty, formerly Sister Barbara Francis, is a native of Jasper. Currently, she ministers as a chaplain at the Hux Cancer Center in Terre Haute, Ind.
Sister Betty entered the Congregation on Sept. 18, 1961. She professed final vows on May 24, 1970.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education and also has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University. She also has a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Sister Betty has ministered in Indiana.
Sister Betty Hopf (formerly Sister Barbara Francis)
Terre Haute, Ind.: Teacher, St. Patrick (1966-67)
Fort Wayne, Ind.: Teacher, St. John the Baptist (1967-71)
Indianapolis: Teacher, Holy Angels (1971-75)
Indianapolis: Teacher/Principal, Holy Angels (1975-78)
Indianapolis: Pastoral Associate, St. Andrew (1979-85)
South Bend, Ind.: CPE Intern, Memorial Hospital (1985-86)
South Bend, Ind.: Chaplain, St. Joseph Medical Center (1986-2001)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Coordinator of Motherhouse Wellness Services, Sisters of Providence (2002-03)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Administrator, Ministry of Care, Sisters of Providence (2004-08)
Terre Haute, Ind.: Chaplain, Hux Cancer Center (2008-present)
Sister Betty is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Allowing for God’s presence: Sisters of Providence hospital chaplains
- A beacon of hope
- In her own words — Sister Betty Hopf
- 13 Sisters of Providence celebrate 50th anniversary
- Sister of Providence authors new book on healing touch therapy
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