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Sister Eileen Dede

Formerly Sister Anita Therese


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Sister Eileen, formerly Sister Anita Therese, is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. Currently, she ministers in health care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Eileen entered the Congregation on January 7, 1948. She professed final vows on August 15, 1955.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in education from Indiana University.

Sister Eileen has ministered as a teacher, a clinical pastoral educator in hospitals, a chaplain in hospitals and a pastoral associate. Sister Eileen also ministered as Principal at St. John School in Vincennes, Indiana, from 1967 to 1971.

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