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Sister Mary Catherine Duffy

Formerly Sister Marie Michele

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Biography

Sister Mary Catherine, formerly Sister Marie Michele, was born in Indianapolis. Currently, she ministers as a document translator for the immigration office of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Sister Mary Catherine entered the Congregation on Jan. 6, 1953, from St. Philip Neri Parish, Indianapolis. She professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1960.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with a bachelor’s degree in education and also has a master’s degree in special education from Indiana State University. Sister Mary Catherine also has a honorable doctorate of humanities from the University of Indianapolis.

Sister Mary Catherine has ministered in Illinois, California, the country of Peru and Indiana.

Sister Mary Catherine, formerly Sister Marie Michele

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Evanston, Ill.: Teacher, St. Athanasius (1955-56)

Chicago: Teacher, Our Lady of Mercy (1956-58)

Hawthorne, Calif.: Teacher, St. Joseph (1961-64)

Arequipa, Peru: Teacher/Principal, Colegio San Jose (1964-69)

Arequipa, Peru: Principal, Colegio San Jose (1971-75)

Indianapolis: Archdiocese Hispanic Apostolate, St. Mary Parish (1975-78)

Indianapolis: Second Councilor Director of Christian Development, St. Gabriel Provincial House (1978-82)

Indianapolis: Provincial Councilor, St. Gabriel Provincial House (1982-86)

Indianapolis: Teacher, St. Matthew School (1986-87)

Indianapolis: Hispanic Wholistic Education Center, St. Mary Parish (1987-88)

Indianapolis: Executive Director, Hispanic Education Center (1988-97)

Indianapolis: Executive Director, Hispanic Education Center (1998-2004)

Indianapolis: Immigration Assistance, Marian Center (2004-14)

Indianapolis: Volunteer consultant for immigration affairs, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (2015-16)

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