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Sister Joann Quinkert

Formerly Sister Joan Margaret

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Biography

Sister Joann, formerly Sister Joan Margaret, entered the Congregation on January 6, 1949. Currently, she ministers in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Joann entered the Congregation when she was 17. Since joining the community, she has filled many roles, including ministering as a principal, hospital chaplain, outreach worker, teacher and librarian and also time in the prison ministry.

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

Of her ministries, she served as principal at St. Philip Neri in Indianapolis from 1970-76, and also ministered as the Director of Catholic Social Ministry for Edmundite Southern Missions in Selma, Alabama, from 1992-2001.

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