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Sister Kathleen Dede

Formerly Sister Marie Arthur


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Sister Kathleen is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. Currently, she ministers in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Kathleen, formerly Sister Marie Arthur, entered the Congregation on February 2, 1954. She professed final vows on August 15, 1961.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in social work from St. Louis University and another master’s degree in theology studies from the Franciscan School of Theology.

Sister Kathleen has ministered as a teacher and principal in Indiana, Florida, Mississippi, California, Illinois and Missouri. She also served as the Sociology Department Head at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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