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Sister Maria Saracco

Formerly Sister Maria Immaculata


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Sister Maria, formerly Sister Maria Immaculata, is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers in outreach and residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Maria entered the Congregation in 1961, professing first vows in 1964 and final vows in 1970.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education and earned a master’s degree in reading from Northern Illinois University.

Of her ministries, Sister Maria taught at Maternity BVM in Chicago from 1971-1975, and also taught at Haugan Elementary School in Chicago from 1990-2009. She also ministered as a teacher at Costa Catholic in Galesburg, Illinois, from 1975-1978.

She returned to the Woods in 2019.

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