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Sister Carolyn Glynn

Formerly Sister John Michael

Sister Carolyn was born on March 21, 1935 and died on December 28, 2023.


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Sister Carolyn, formerly Sister John Michael, was a native of Malden, Mass. Her final ministry was as a driver for Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Carolyn entered the Congregation on July 22, 1953. She professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1961.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Sister Carolyn also has a master’s degree in education from DePaul University and a doctor of ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Ind.

Sister Carolyn has ministered in Illinois, Indiana, California, Massachusetts and Florida.

Sister Carolyn Glynn (formerly Sister John Michael)

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Chicago: Teacher, St. Mel (1956-58)

Indianapolis: Teacher, St. Anthony (1958-61)

Alhambra, Calif.: Teacher, St. Therese (1961-64)

Chelsea, Mass.: Teacher, CCD Coordinator, St. Rose (1964-68)

Stoneham, Mass.: Teacher, St. Patrick (1968-69)

Chicago: Teacher, Religious Education Coordinator, St. Genevieve (1969-71)

Evanston, Ill.: Non-Graded Primary/Individual Guided Education Program, St. Athanasius (1971-74)

Chicago: Teacher, St. Gregory (1974-77)

Pacifica, Calif.: Teacher, Good Shepherd (1977-78)

Riverside, Ill.: Director of Religious Education, St. Mary Parish (1980-87)

Chicago: Consultant for Religious Education and Spirituality (1987-92)

Bradenton, Fla.: Director of Religious Education (1992-99)

Bradenton, Fla.: Literacy Instructor, Project Light of Manatee, Inc. (2000-01)

Bradenton, Fla.: Instructor, Providencia Academica deIngles, Campo Verde (2001-05)

Bradenton, Fla.: Immigration Instructor, Catholic Charities (2005-11)

Bradenton, Fla.: Citizenship Instructor for Catholic Charities (2011-2016)

Bradenton, Fla.: Volunteer, Feeding Empty Little Tummies (2016-present)


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