Sister Linda Kaliker
Formerly Sister Marie Theodore
Sister Linda was born on November 4, 1940 and died on August 24, 2023.
Sister Linda, formerly Sister Marie Theodore, was a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Linda entered the Congregation on January 6, 1958. She professed final vows on August 15, 1965.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University.
Sister Linda has ministered as a teacher, tutor, social service worker and consultant. She also ministered as the manager of the Providence Center Gift Shop, now known as Linden Leaf Gifts.
Sister Linda Kaliker (formerly Sister Marie Theodore)
In Indiana: Teacher, St. Ann School, Indianapolis (1962-64); Teacher, St. Joseph School, Jasper (1967-74); Teacher, Holy Spirit School, Indianapolis (1974-81); Residential Superintendent, Riverview Care Center, Fort Wayne (1987-89); Consultant, Sears Telecatalog, Fort Wayne (1989-93); Adult Literacy Consultant, Idea Center, Huntington (1993-94); Manager, Providence Center Gift Shop, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1995-98); Gift Shop Staff, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1998-205); Assistant Manager of Gift Shop, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2005-07); Volunteer in health care, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2007-08); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2008-2023).
In Illinois: Teacher, St. Genevieve, Chicago (1964-67); Tutor, Maternity BVM, Chicago (1981-82); Social Service Worker, Center for Human Services, Forest Park (1982-84); Coordinator of Parenting Events, Archdiocese Office for Family Ministries, Chicago (1984-87).
Sister Linda is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Journals and Letters week 50: Mother Theodore and Summit City
- Sisters of Providence celebrate Senior Jubilees
- A reflection for the 2018 Senior Jubilee Celebration
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