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Sister Patricia McIntyre

Formerly Sister Elaine


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Sister Patricia, formerly Sister Elaine, is a native of Eaton, Ohio. Currently, she ministers in prayer for Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at the Woods.

Sister Patricia entered the Congregation in 1951 from Richmond, Ind. She professed first vows in 1953 and final vows in 1958.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and also has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University.

Sister Patricia’s first ministry was as a first grade teacher at St. John the Baptist in Whiting, Ind. She has also ministered as a teacher in Burlington, N.C., Massachusetts and various other schools in Indiana, including Nativity in Indianapolis from 1973-77.

Sister Patricia also ministered as a Pastoral Assistant at St. Francis Xavier in Falmouth, Ky., and as the secretary/receptionist at Woods Day Care/Pre-School at the Woods from 2001-09.

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