Sister Ruth Eileen Dwyer
Sister Ruth Eileen was born on October 19, 1925 and died on October 7, 2011.
Sister Ruth Eileen was born on Oct. 19, 1925. She died on Oct. 7, 2011. She was 85 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 67 years.
Sister Ruth Eileen entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1944. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1946 and 1951, respectively.
In 1946, Sister Ruth Eileen began her teaching ministry at St. Ann, Washington, D.C. She also taught at schools in Illinois, California and Indiana. In addition, Sister Ruth Eileen ministered as a professor of theology at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and from 1981 to 1986, she ministered in the Congregation’s leadership.
Sister Ruth Eileen is remembered as having a “contagious energy that engaged those who worked with her.”
Sister Ruth Eileen is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- “Providence has always guided my life”: Providence Associate Rae Huffman
- Forgiveness and reconciliation
- Caring for God’s gifts: the natural environment and faith
- Thoughts on Resurrection
- Easter Transformation in the Christian Life
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