Sister Dorothy Gartland
Formerly Sister Margaret Eugene
Sister Dorothy was born on October 29, 1929, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the day the stock market fell. Her family moved to Chicago after her father’s job was moved there.
Sister Dorothy, formerly Sister Margaret Eugene, entered the Congregation on February 2, 1948, professing first and final vows on August 15, 1950 and 1955, respectively.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University.
Of her ministries, Sister Dorothy has taught at schools in Washington, D.C., Indiana and Illinois. She was principal at Assumption School in Evansville and at St. Joseph School in Hammond, both in Indiana, and spent 20 years teaching at Maternity BVM in Chicago. She was also a founding member of the 8th Day Center for Justice, also located in Chicago.
Currently, Sister Dorothy ministers in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
She loves her Chicago White Sox, although she lives with Cubs’ fans. Sister Dorothy added her favorite food is shrimp.
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Sister Dorothy is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Sisters of Providence celebrate Senior Jubilees
- A reflection for the 2018 Senior Jubilee Celebration
- Celebrating 8th Day Center for Justice
- Providence Family Services Volunteer Sister Dorothy Gartland receives Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award
- PFS volunteer brings love for justice, education to her work
- “It’s important to help as many people as possible,” says Sister Dorothy Gartland; 80-year-old tutor still going strong
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