Sister Mary Roger Madden
Sister Mary Roger was born on December 5, 1920 and died on June 24, 2023.
Sister Mary Roger was a native of Decatur, Illinois. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Mary Roger entered the Congregation on September 16, 1940. She professed final vows on January 23, 1949.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also has a master’s degree in English from Indiana University.
Sister Mary Roger ministered as a teacher in Indiana, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and California. She also ministered as the Congregation’s Archives Historian from 1986 to 1996 and as the Pilgrimage Coordinator for Providence Spirituality & Conference Center from 1998 to 2007.
She is the author of “The Path Marked Out: History of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods” Volume III.
Sister Mary Roger Madden
In Illinois: Teacher, Our Lady of Mercy, Chicago (1943-45); Teacher, St. Agnes, Chicago (1950-52); Teacher, St. Leo, Chicago (1958-61); Teacher, Marywood, Evanston (1965-68).
In Washington, D.C.: Teacher, Immaculata (1961-64); Teacher, Immaculata Prep (1971-74).
In California: Teacher, St. Anthony, Gardena (1974-77); Adult English as a Second Language Tutor, Los Angeles (1977-78); Teacher, St. Joseph, Lakewood (1978-86).
In Indiana: Teacher, St. Joseph, Hammond (1945-48); Teacher, Holy Cross, Indianapolis (1949); Teacher, St. Charles, Peru (1949-50); Teacher, St. Mary, Richmond (1952-54); Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1955-58); Teacher, Our Lady of Providence, Clarksville (1964-65); Teacher, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (1968-69); House of Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1969-71); Congregation Historian, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1986-96); Pilgrimage Coordinator, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-2007); Blessed Sacrament Chapel Coordinator, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2007-2016); Oral History, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2007-2010); Blessed Sacrament Chapel Assistant, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2016-17); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2017-2023).
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- 100+ year old sisters survive COVID-19
- Sister Mary Roger Madden celebrates turning 100 years old!
- Twenty-one Sisters of Providence celebrate Senior Jubilees
- Congregation centenary treasures
- Cynthia MacWhorter: a blessing
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