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Sister Donna Butler

Formerly Sister Donna Rose


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Sister Donna, formerly Sister Donna Rose, was born on May 15, 1940, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She entered the Congregation on January 6, 1958, professing first and final vows on August 15, 1960 and 1965, respectively.

Of her ministries, Sister Donna has served in elementary education, parish ministry, diocesan social justice, as well as the Congregation’s liturgy office and archives department. She also ministered as the director of the Providence Volunteer Ministry for the Congregation. Currently, she ministers as a volunteer in the relationship between Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence.

Sister Donna said she grew up in a “cemetery.”

Her favorite sports team is the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Pomeroy basketball squad and her favorite movie is “The Horse Whisperer.”

She enjoys playing cards, reading, playing the piano and walking outdoors.

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