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Sister Joan Matthews

Formerly Sister Ignatius


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Sister Joan is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Currently, she ministers in in health care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Joan, formerly Sister Ignatius, entered the Congregation on July 22, 1947 and professed final vows on January 23, 1955.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in music. She also earned a master’s degree in voice from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

She’s been a teacher in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, California, Washington, D.C. and also ministered as a sacristan and a musician at the motherhouse in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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