Jubilarians 2019

60 Years of Religious Life

The following 17 Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa will celebrate their 60th jubilee at a Mass in the Gathering Place Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Sister Patricia Bauch, OPSister Patricia Bauch, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, South Dakota, California, the District of Columbia, Alabama, and Washington, as well as England. Her religious name was Sr. Romanus. Sr. Patricia’s ministry has been dedicated to teaching, research, and service. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Thomas More, Chicago, 1959-1960; and ministered as the principal at St. Thomas of Villanova, Palatine, 1969-1972. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Patricia taught at Holy Family, Whitefish Bay, 1960-1968 and 1974-1975. In the Diocese of Green Bay, she taught at St. Patrick, Green Bay, 1968-1969. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Rose of Lima, Baltimore, 1972-1974. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at Edgewood College, Madison, 1975-1976. In the Diocese of Sioux Falls, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, 1976. In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, she taught at University of San Francisco while studying for her master's and doctoral degrees, 1976-1982. She served as post-graduate doctoral research fellow for “The Studying of Schooling” at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982-1983. In the Archdiocese of Washington, Sr. Patricia ministered as the Elizabeth Ann Seton chair in Catholic education while serving as assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and as a research fellow in the Center for the Study of Youth Development at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1983-1990. In 1987, Sr. Patricia was named a Spencer Fellow of the American Academy of Education. In the Diocese of Birmingham, she taught at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1990-2012, where she specialized in teaching courses in curriculum theory, curriculum change, curriculum and the study of schooling, and school-community partnerships to graduate students as well as serving as adviser for doctoral dissertation students. Sr. Patricia served on the diocesan board of education, 1990-1993, and the council of religious, 1992-1993. In the Archdiocese of Seattle, she was named the William Allan Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education, Seattle University, 2001-2002, where she collaborated with several professors of education in their teaching and research. Sr. Patricia also served as a senior research fellow at the Center for Education Policy and Management at the Open University, Milton Keynes, England, in 1998. She is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Her home parish is St. Thomas Aquinas, Freeport, in the Rockford Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Ferd and Eva (Thorp) Bauch. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Miriam Brown, OPSister Miriam Brown, OP, has ministered in South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Iowa, and Illinois. Her religious name was Sr. Clarina. Sr. Miriam's ministry has been dedicated to leading retreats and offering spiritual direction. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at Edgewood High School, Madison, 1966-1971. She served as the director of the human issues education program at Edgewood College, Madison, 1980-1984. Sr. Miriam served as the executive director of Churches Center for Land and People, a network and support for rural life and concerns in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, 1989-2003. It was headquartered at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Miriam served in adult spirituality ministry, facilitating staffs, retreats, and presentations, 2004-2005. Since 2006, she has served as a member of the retreat staff at Siena Retreat Center of the Racine Dominicans, Racine, as a retreat facilitator, parish presenter, spiritual director, and member of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program team. Her home parish is St. Patrick, Epworth, in the Dubuque Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Conley) Brown. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Maria Candelaria, OPSister Maria Candelaria, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, and New Mexico. She made her first profession as a Discalced Carmelite in 1959 and transferred her vows to the Sinsinawa Dominicans in 1980. Sr. Maria's ministry has been dedicated to teaching. In the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, she ministered in Albuquerque at St. Anne Parish as a religious education teacher; at St. Joseph Hospital as a hospital chaplain for one year; at Holy Ghost Parish and School as a teacher, 1989-1991, and as a religious education teacher, 1991-1996; and at Ernie Pyle Middle School as a teacher, 1991-2011. Sr. Maria is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Her home parish is St. Anne, Albuquerque, in the Santa Fe Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Roque and Maria (Vigil) Candelaria. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Christa Cunningham, OPSister Christa Cunningham, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Illinois, and Florida. Her religious name was Sr. Claudian. Sr. Christa's ministry has been dedicated to adult faith formation. In the Archdiocese of Mobile, she taught at St. Joseph, Tuskegee, 1964-1969. In the Diocese of Rockford, Sr. Christa taught at St. Mary, Dixon, 1969-1973, and served as a pastoral minister at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Algonquin, 1980-1988. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at SS. Faith, Hope and Charity, Winnetka, 1973-1977. In the Diocese of Orlando, Sr. Christa ministered as the director of adult spirituality at Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs, 1988-1998. In the Diocese of Venice, she ministered as director of adult faith formation at Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, 2005-2010, and director of adult faith formation at St. William Parish, Naples, 2010-2015. In the Diocese of Palm Beach, Sr. Christa volunteered in adult faith formation at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, West Palm Beach, 2015-2018. She is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Her home parish is St. James (now Resurrection), Wausau, in the La Crosse Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Flug) Cunningham. Click here to send an honor online.

Click here to send an honor onlineSister Mary K. Donovan, OP, has ministered in Illinois and Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sr. Macaire. Sr. Mary K.'s ministry has been dedicated to teaching and pastoral ministry. In the Diocese of Peoria, she taught at St. Patrick, Bloomington, 1963-1966; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1979-1984; St. Bernard, Peoria, 1984-1992; and St. Mary-Kickapoo, Edwards, 1992-1994. Sr. Mary K. is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Sr. Mary K.’s home parish is St. Patrick, Wapella, in the Peoria Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Michael and Marie (Brannan) Donovan. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Sheila Fitzgerald, OPSister Sheila Fitzgerald, OP, has ministered in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Washington, Iowa, and Nebraska. Her religious name was Sr. Brigidan. Sr. Sheila’s ministry has been dedicated to education as well as pastoral and social service. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at Blessed Sacrament, Madison, 1961-1968, and served as a consultant for the Dominican Ministries Office, Sinsinawa, 1980-1982. She was the Mound administrator, Sinsinawa, 1994-1997, and a member of the Sinsinawa Dominicans General Council, 1982-1990. Sr. Sheila is living in community in Madison, WI. Sr. Sheila’s home parish is St. John the Baptist, Fort Calhoun, in the Omaha Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Anna (Cunningham) Fitzgerald. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Dorothy Gabel, OPSister Dorothy Gabel, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, and Maryland. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Carl. Sr. Dorothy's ministry has been dedicated to teaching current and future science educators. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at Edgewood High School, Madison, 1959-1966. In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sr. Dorothy taught at St. Cecilia High School, Omaha, 1966-1970. In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, she served as a professor of science education at Indiana University, Bloomington, 1974-2003. In the Archdiocese of Washington, Sr. Dorothy served as the program director for teacher preparation at the National Science Foundation, Wheaton, 1987-1988. She is living in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WI. Sr. Dorothy’s home is Silver Springs in the Washington Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Carl and Lillian (Page) Gabel. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Barbara Hubeny, OPSister Barbara Hubeny, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Her religious name was Sr. Antonino. Sr. Barbara's ministry has been dedicated to those seeking education, ongoing formation, or spirituality programs and retreats. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Barbara attended Epiphany Grade School and Siena High School in Chicago and received her bachelor degree from Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest. She taught and was class moderator at Trinity High School, River Forest, 1974-1978. Sr. Barbara served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a teacher and bookstore manager at Regina High School, 1961-1967; and as a counselor, teacher, and faculty enrichment coordinator at Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, 1970-1974. In the Diocese of Madison, she ministered at St. Clara Academy, Sinsinawa, 1967-1970, as a counselor, Latin and religion teacher, class moderator, and dorm “mother.” She was director of admissions at Edgewood College, Madison, 1978-1985. Sr. Barbara is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, where she is active in local community organizations. She has served as the treasurer of Dubuque Area Churches United (DACU) since 2016. In the Diocese of Gaylord from 1986 to 2015, Sr. Barbara served as executive director of the Augustine Center, Conway, and as a companion to the Sacramentine Sisters and secretary/treasurer of the Sacramentine board of directors. From 2003 to 2007, she served on various diocesan and vicariate committees and was diocesan chairperson for the National Religious Retirement Office. Sr. Barbara’s home parish is Epiphany, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Florence (Isbaner) Hubeny. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Virginia Kinsella, OPSister Virginia Kinsella, OP, has ministered in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sr. Angelique. Sr. Virginia's ministry has been dedicated to teaching, educational administration, and pastoral care. In the Diocese of Rockford, she taught at St. Thomas Aquinas, Freeport, 1964-1968. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Virginia taught at St. Richard, Chicago, 1968-1969; St. Thomas More, Chicago, 1986-1987; St. John de la Salle, Chicago, 1987-1988; and Academy of St. Benedict the African, Laflin Campus, Chicago, 1988-1990. She is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Sr. Virginia’s home parish is St. Carthage, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Nathan and Margaret (O’Hara) Kinsella. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Joyce Leibly, OPSister Joyce Leibly, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana, and Washington. Her religious name was Sr. Irenee. Sr. Joyce's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and pastoral ministry. She is living in community in Richfield, MN. Her home parish is Annunciation, Minneapolis, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Hagen) Leibly. Click here to send an honor online. 

 

Sister Suzanne Lorentz, OPSister Suzanne Lorentz, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Iowa. Her religious name was Sr. Roberte. Sr. Suzanne's ministry has been dedicated to teaching secondary education. She is living in community in Milwaukee and volunteering. Her home parish is Cathedral of St. Joseph, Sioux Falls, in the Sioux Falls Diocese. Sr. Suzanne is the daughter of the late Leslie and Anna Mae (Kinney) Lorentz. Click here to send an honor online.

 

Sister Catriona MacLeod, OPSister Catriona MacLeod, OP, has ministered in Maryland, Wisconsin, and Italy. Her religious name was Sr. Teresa Avila. Sr. Catriona's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and college administration. She is living in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WI. Her home parish is St. Luke, River Forest, in the Chicago Archdiocese. Sr. Catriona is the daughter of the late Murdo and Catherine (Meikle) MacLeod. Click here to send an honor online. 

 

Sister Mary Ann Miller, OPSister Mary Ann Miller, OP, has ministered in South Dakota, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. Her religious name was Sr. Mary Mancini. Sr. Mary Ann’s ministry has been dedicated to teaching and educational administration. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she taught at St. Rose of Lima, Baltimore, 1963-1966. In the Diocese of Sioux City, Sr. Mary Ann served as teacher and assistant principal at Blessed Sacrament, Sioux City, 1969-1974. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Cajetan, Chicago, 1966-1967; St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn, 1967-1968; St. Giles, Oak Park, 1968-1969; and St. Brendan, Chicago, 1977-1978. In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Sr. Mary Ann ministered as the elementary supervisor for the Archdiocesan Education Office, Omaha, 1978-1984. She served as principal at St. Wenceslaus, Omaha, 1984-1990, and at St. Bernadette, Omaha, 1990-1997. Sr. Mary Ann is retired and living in Omaha, NE. Her home parish is St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, in the Omaha Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Sam and Fanny (Mangiameli) Miller. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Helen Marie Raycraft, OPSister Helen Marie Raycraft, OP, has ministered in New York, Texas, Idaho, Utah, and Florida. Her religious name was Sr. Helena. Sr. Helen Marie's ministry has been dedicated to spiritual direction and retreats in both English and Spanish. In the Diocese of Austin, Sr. Helen Marie has served as a member of the Dominican Missionary Preaching Team, Austin, from 1975 to 1978 and since 1992. In the Diocese of Brownsville, she served as member of the Dominican Missionary Preaching Team, McAllen, 1978-1992. She has also ministered with the Dominican Missionary Preaching Team in more than 30 states as well as the countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico. Her home parish is St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late William and Helen (Kallal) Raycraft. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Betty Smith, OPSister Betty Smith, OP, has ministered in South Carolina, Georgia, the District of Columbia, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sr. Erneste. Sr. Betty’s ministry has been dedicated to teaching. In the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, she taught at Holy Name, Kansas City, 1968-1973. In the Diocese of Charleston, Sr. Betty taught at St. Martin de Porres, Columbia, 1975-1980 and 1986-1991. In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, she taught at St. Paul of the Cross, Atlanta, 1983-1986. Sr. Betty is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Her home parish is St. Dominic, Washington, DC, in the Washington Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late George and Pearl (Smith) Smith. Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Patricia Sullivan, OPSister Patricia Sullivan, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Alabama, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia. Her religious name was Sr. Vincenza. Sr. Patricia's ministry has been dedicated to religious education, campus ministry, Hispanic ministry, and pastoral care. She is currently ministering as a pastoral care provider at Mercy Care Clinic, Atlanta, GA. Sr. Patricia’s home parish is St. Joseph the Worker, Dubuque, in the Dubuque Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Murphy) Sullivan. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Patricia Tyson, OPSister Patricia Tyson, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. Her religious name was Sr. Eugenian. Sr. Patricia's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and educational administration. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Jerome, Columbus, 1960-1961. In the Archdiocese of Washington, Sr. Patricia taught at Sacred Heart, Washington, DC, 1961-1966. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Rose, Milwaukee, 1966-1967. In the Diocese of Peoria, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Patrick, Ottawa, 1967-1969. In the Diocese of Rockford, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Thomas Aquinas, Freeport, 1969-1974, and served as principal at St. Mary, Dixon, 1974-1980. In the Archdiocese of Charleston, Sr. Patricia served as principal at St. Martin de Porres, Columbia, 1981-1988. In the Archdiocese of Mobile, Sr. Patricia taught at Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile, 1989-1990. In the Diocese of Tulsa, Sr. Patricia served as principal at St. Joseph, Muskogee, 1990-1996. In the Archdiocese of San Antonio in the city of San Antonio, Sr. Patricia taught at St. Ann, 1996-1998, and at St. Matthew, 2002-2005, and served as school counselor at St. Margaret Mary, 1999-2002. Sr. Patricia is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Her home parish is St. James, Kenosha, in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Eugene “Pat” and Evelyn (Haney) Tyson. Click here to send an honor online. 

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