Sister Patricia Geis
Formerly Sister Anna Marie
Sister Patricia is a native of Chicago. Currently, she ministers in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Patricia, formerly Sister Anna Marie, entered the Congregation on July 21, 1952. She professed first vows on January 23, 1955, and final vows on January 23, 1960.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Illinois.
Sister Patricia’s complete list of ministries:
Immaculate Conception, Chicago: Grade 1 (1955 -1958)
Annunciation, Brazil, Indiana: Grade 1 & 2 (1955 – 1964)
St. John, Loogootee, Indiana: Grade 1 (1964 – 1967)
St. Mary Carmelite, Joliet, Illinois: Grade 1 & Principal (1967 – 1971)
St. Anthony, Gardena, California: Grade 1 (1971 – 1972)
St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette, Illinois: Grade 1 (1972 – 1973)
St. Agnes, Chicago: Primary, Pre-School, K (1973 – 1976)
St. Bernard Mission, Ft. Yates, North Dakota: Grades 1 & 2 (1976 – 1979)
Our Lady of Hope, Rosemont, Illinois: Pre-School, K, Co-Director/Personal Growth Program (1979 – 1980)
St. Cornelius, Chicago: Grade 1, Co-Director/Personal Growth Program (1980 – 1981)
St. Columbkille Day Nursery, Chicago: Director (1981 – 1983)
St. Dennis School, Lockport, Illinois: Grade 1 (1983 – 1989)
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts: Sabbatical (1989 – 1990)
St. Zachary School, Des Plaines, Illinois: K & Pre-School (1990 – 1999)
Mount St. Joseph, Lake Zurich, Illinois: Developmental Instructor (1999 – 2000)
Santa Maria Del Popolo School, Mundelein, Illinois: K (2000 – 2001)
St. Charles Borromeo School, Bensenville, Illinois: Grade 2 (2001 – 2003)
Divine Savior School, Norridge, Illinois: K (2004 – 2005)
School on Wheels, Chicago: Adult Literacy & Tutor (2005 – 2006)
School on Wheels, River Grove & Cicero, Illinois: Registrar:
Marywood, Providence, St. Columbkille; Literacy Tutor/School on Wheels (2006 – 2018)
School on Wheels, Northlake, Illinois: Literacy Tutor (2018 – 2020)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana: Prayer for Benefactors (2020 – Present)
Sister Patricia said she was on a summer ministry at Bedford Hills Women’s Correctional Center in New York where Jean Harris had been incarcerated.
“She was convicted of killing the Scarsdale Diet Dr. Herman Tarnower,” Sister Patricia said. “We became friends during that time. I worked in the Children’s Center bringing children to visit their mothers in prison.”
Sister Patricia is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Oral history: Sister Patricia Geis, a life of adventures and little ones
- Asked to move for the sake of the mission
- Retired teachers never quit; they just choose another course
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