Jubilarians 2022 -- 50 years

50 Years

The following four Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa will celebrate their 50th jubilee at a Mass at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022.

Sister Jeanne Drea, OPSister Jeanne Drea, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching and parish ministry. She is living in community at St. Elizabeth Manor, Footville, WI. Sr. Jeanne’s home parish is Sacred Heart, Reedsburg, in the Madison Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Connors) Drea. Click here to send an honor online. 

 

 

Sister Ann Henkel, OPSister Ann Henkel, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin and Alabama.. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching music and spiritual guidance. In the Archdiocese of Mobile and the city of Mobile, Sr. Ann taught at Most Pure Heart of Mary, 1972–1975; Corpus Christi, 1985–1990; St. Pius, 1989–1990; and Old Shell Road Magnet School for Creative and Performing Arts, 1990–2004. She served the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Congregation as provincial for the Southern Province from 2004 to 2006 while living in Mobile. Sr. Ann enriched the lives of the people of Mobile through teaching the arts at Lavretta Park Art Center, 2009–2019, and offering spiritual guidance. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Ann served as campus minister at Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest, 1975-1979, and parish minister at Immaculate Conception Parish, Chicago, 1979-1981. She continues to live in Mobile. She has also ministered in Wisconsin. Her home parish is St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah, in the Green Bay Diocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Hope) Henkel. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Judith Schaefer, OPSister Judith Schaefer, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Montana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota. Her ministry has been dedicated to parish religious education and secondary and higher education. In the Diocese of Helena, Sr. Judith served as director of religious education at St. Matthew Parish, Kalispell, 1976–1983, along with several other area parishes. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Judith served as director of the initial membership team for the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, 1988–1994, and as adjunct professor at Edgewood College, Madison, 1994–2000. She ministered in the Diocese of Winona as professor and in administration at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 2000–2012, and president of Cotter Schools, 2012–2021. Sr. Judith is currently ministering in service to the Congregation while transitioning to a new ministry. Her home parish is St. Dominic, Denver, in the Denver Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Wilfred and Pauline (Mays) Schaefer. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Jeanne Drea, OPSister Priscilla Wood, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Alabama, Louisiana, and Illinois. Her ministry has been dedicated to arts education and serving the Dominicans of Sinsinawa Congregation. In the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Sr. Priscilla taught arts education and performance with Sister Carol Artery, OP (1938–2009), in archdiocesan schools through the Dominican Arts Program from 1992 to 2005. In the Archdiocese of Mobile, Sr. Priscilla taught at St. Jude High School, Montgomery, 1988–1992, and taught arts education and performance through the Dominican Arts Project at Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile, 1986–1988, and St. Joseph, Tuskegee, 1986–1988 and 1992–2004. She has been serving as the director of arts and cultural heritage for the Congregation since 2005. Her home parish is St. Mary of Czestochowa, Delano, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Norman and Ena (Fahlstrand) Wood. Click here to send an honor online.

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