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Sister Teresa Costello

Formerly Sister Ellen Maureen


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Sister Teresa, formerly Sister Ellen Maureen, was born in County Galway, Ireland. Currently, ministers in health care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Teresa entered the Congregation on July 22, 1953, from St. Peter Parish, Dorchester, Mass. She professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1961.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education and also earned a master’s degree in education from Indiana State University. Sister Teresa also has a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Graduate Theology Foundation from Donaldson, Ind.

Sister Teresa has ministered in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Indiana and Florida.

Sister Teresa Costello (formerly Sister Ellen Maureen)

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Chicago: Teacher, St. Genevieve (1956-59)

Norwood Park, Ill.: Teacher, Immaculate Conception (1959-1965)

Malden, Mass.: Teacher, Sacred Heart (1965-66)

Chelsea, Mass.: Teacher, St. Rose (1966-69)

Stoneham, Mass.: Teacher, St. Patrick (1969-73)

Rochester, N.H.: Teacher, Rochester Catholic (1973-74)

Portsmouth, N.H.: Teacher, Mother of Mankind (1975-78)

Boston: Pastoral Counseling (1978-79)

Middletown, Conn.: One Year Residency, CT Valley Hospital School of Pastoral Care (1979-80)

Norwich, Conn.: Director of Ministry: Divorced, Separated, Remarried Catholics, Catholic Family Services, Diocese of Norwich (1980-83)

Boston: Coordinator of tenant services, Symphony Towers (1983-92)

Boston: Coordinator of tenant services, STEARNS (1992-95)

Terre Haute, Ind.: Coordinator, Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries (1995-96)

West Terre Haute, Ind.: Child Care/Receptionist, Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries (1996)

Bradenton, Fla.: Teacher of Life Enrichment for Alzheimers, 9-3 Adult Day Care Service, Inc. (1996-97)

Bradenton, Fla.: Director of Reading, Project Light of Manatee, Inc. (1997-2001)

Bradenton, Fla.: Director, Providencia Academica deIngles (2001-05)

Weymouth, Mass.: Citizenship Teacher/visitor to elderly (2005-13)

Malden, Mass.: Volunteer, senior center (2013-14)

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.: Volunteer (2014-18)

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