Sister Joseph Eleanor Ryan
Sister Joseph Eleanor was born on March 2, 1909 and died on May 7, 1991.
Sister Joseph Eleanor was born Agnes Ryan on March 2, 1909. She died on May 7, 1991. She was 82 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 58 years.
Sister Joseph Eleanor entered the Congregation in February 1933.
Her teaching ministry took her to schools in Illinois, Indiana and Maryland. She also taught at Providence Juniorate/Aspirancy. From 1978 to 1985, she undertook the task to research material for the cause for sainthood of Mother Theodore, resulting in the Positio of Mother Theodore Guerin, written in English, French, Italian and Latin. In 1989, she was named the vice postulator for the cause of Mother Theodore.
Sister Joseph Eleanor was known as a poet and our Archives Department has many volumes of her poetry.
Sister Joseph Eleanor is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Meaningful new names for the roads of Saint Mary’s
- Throwback Thursday: Sister Joseph Eleanor Ryan, a cause and a Positio
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