Sister Ruth Johnson
Formerly Sister Joseph Maurice
Sister Ruth, formerly Sister Joseph Maurice, is a native of Cambridge, Mass. Currently, she ministers as a fiber artist and volunteer at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.
Sister Ruth entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1950. She professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1957.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education and also has a master’s degree in education from Duke University.
Sister Ruth has ministered in Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Indiana.
All Sister Ruth Johnson’s (formerly Sister Joseph Maurice) ministries
Chicago: Teacher, Maternity BVM (1952-55)
Chicago: Teacher, St. Francis Borgia (1955-57)
Chicago: Teacher, St. Francis Borgia (1957-61)
Chicago: Teacher, St. Mark (1961-63)
Chelsea, Mass.: Teacher, St. Rose (1963-65)
Fayetteville, N.C.: Teacher, St. Ann (1965-67)
Fayetteville, N.C.: Principal, St. Ann (1971-72)
Rochester, N.H.: Teacher, St. Mary (1972-74)
Malden, Mass.: Teacher, Cheverus (1974-76)
Portsmouth, N.H.: Teacher, Lady Isle (1976-86)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Driver, Sisters of Providence (1986-87)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Driver, Church Environment, Sisters of Providence (1987-2004)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Driver, Volunteer, Sisters of Providence (2004-07)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Fiber Artist, Volunteer, Sisters of Providence (2007-present)
Sister Ruth is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Newsnotes: winter 2019 updates from the Sisters of Providence
- Sisters and interns: becoming a little bit of each other
- Throwback Thursday: A look into the life and ministry of Sister Patricia Clare Beggs
- Sister Ruth Johnson: kinship with creation
- Sister of Providence illustrates book on “Alpacas and Bullying”
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