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Sister Rita Ann Wade

Formerly Sister Rose Annette

Sister Rita Ann was born on April 22, 1930 and died on May 13, 2022.


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Sister Rita Ann was a native of Indianapolis. Her final ministry was as co-director of Miracle Place in Indianapolis.

Sister Rita Ann, formerly Sister Rose Annette, entered the Congregation on January 7, 1948. She professed final vows on August 15, 1955.

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

Sister Rita Ann ministered as a teacher, clinical pastoral educator and chaplain. She also ministered as Principal at Cathedral School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from 1966 to 1969.

Sister Rita Ann Wade (formerly Sister Rose Annette)

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In Illinois: Teacher, St. Angela, Chicago (1950-55); Teacher, Sacred Heart, Lockport (1957-62).

In Indiana: Teacher, Nativity, Indianapolis (1955-57); Teacher, Holy Cross, Indianapolis (1964-66); Teacher, Cathedral, Fort Wayne (1966-67); Teacher/Principal, Cathedral, Fort Wayne (1967-69); Teacher, Holy Cross, Indianapolis (1969-71); Teacher, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1971-73); Teacher, St. Luke, Indianapolis (1973-76); Chaplain/Pastoral Care Department, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis (1977-99); Co-Director, Miracle Place, Indianapolis (1999-2022).

In Washington, D.C.: Teacher, St. Ann (1962-64).

In Kentucky: CPE, University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville (1976-77).


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