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Sister Mary Patricia Cummings

Formerly Sister Marie Janice

Sister Mary Patricia was born on March 10, 1925 and died on April 12, 2021.

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Sister Mary Patricia was a native of New Albany, Ind. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Mary Patricia, formerly Sister Marie Janice, entered the Congregation on Jan. 7, 1942 and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1949.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also earned a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University and another master’s degree in religious studies from Catholic Spalding University, Louisville, Ky.

She was a teacher for nearly 30 years and worked as a pastoral associate in Chicago and Indiana.

Here is her complete ministry:

Sister Mary Patricia Cummings (formerly Sister Marie Janice)

Complete Ministry

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1944-48); Teacher, St Genevieve, Chicago (1959-61); Parish Ministry/Director of Adult Education/Director of RCIA, Immaculate Conception Parish, Chicago (1985-2000).

In Indiana: Teacher, St Jude, Fort Wayne (1948-49); Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Whiting (1949-53); Teacher, St Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis (1953-56); Teacher/Principal, St. John, Vincennes (1961-67); Teacher, Holy Family, New Albany (1967-69); Teacher/Principal, Precious Blood, Jasper (1969-70); Teacher, St. Charles, Bloomington (1970-71); Teacher, Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville (1971-76); Pastoral Associate, St. Augustine Parish, New Albany (1976-85); Residential Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-08); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2008-2021).

In Washington, D.C.: Teacher, Immaculata (1956-57).

In Maryland: Teacher, Ascension, Halethorpe (1957-59).


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