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Sister Jean Karier

Sister Jean was born on September 16, 1914 and died on March 7, 2009.

Sister Jean Karier

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Sister Jean Karier was born Cecilia Susan Karier on Sept. 16, 1914. She died on March 7, 2009. She was 94 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 77 years.

Sister Jean entered the Congregation on Feb. 11, 1932. She professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1934, and final vows on Jan. 23, 1940.

Sister Jean’s teaching ministry began in 1934 at St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis. She taught in other classrooms in Indiana, as well as teaching for two years at Our Lady of Mercy, Chicago. She also taught special education at schools in Indianapolis and in 1969, opened a program for mentally challenged students at St. Agnes, Chicago. She ministered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 1977 to 1980 and in 1991, she officially retired.

Sister Jean was one of four sisters who entered the Congregation, including Sister Margaret Jean (RIP), Sister Margaret (RIP) and Sister Dorothy (RIP).


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