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Sister Catherine White

Sister Catherine was born on April 15, 1947 and died on January 21, 2021.


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Sister Catherine, better known as Sister Cathy, entered the Congregation on August 14, 1984. Her final ministry was in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Prior to this, she ministered as the Director of the Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection in the Diocese of San Bernardino.

Sister Cathy was born in a Dairy farm at Westchester, Pennsylvania.

She studied biology in college and had originally wanted to be a medical doctor. However, Sister Cathy said she knew she had “found her spiritual destination upon passing through the gates at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.”

Here is her complete ministry:

Sister Catherine White

Complete Ministry

In Indiana: Teacher, St. Joan of Arc, Indianapolis (1984-85); Pastoral Associate, St. Agnes Parish, Evansville (1986-87); Providence Phone Room, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2019-20); Residential Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2020).

In California: Principal, St. Joseph School, Hawthorne (1989-95); Executive Director-South Central LAMP, South Central/Los Angeles Ministerial Project, Los Angeles (1997-2000); Teacher, Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles (2000-04); Safe Environment Coordinator, Diocese of San Bernardino, San Bernardino (2004-08); Director, Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection, Diocese of San Bernardino, San Bernardino (2008-18).


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