Jubilarians 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Religious Life

 

The following 9 Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters will celebrate their 50th jubilee at a Mass in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Sister Patricia Beckman, OPSister Patricia Beckman, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Her religious name was Sr. Kathrine. Her ministry has been dedicated to educational administration. In the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Sr. Pat taught at Rosary, Oklahoma City, 1970–1974, and served as principal at St. Eugene, Oklahoma City, 1978–1984. In the Archdiocese of Denver, she served as superintendent of Catholic schools for the archdiocese, Denver, 1988–1995. In the Diocese of Green Bay, Sr. Pat served as the diocesan consultant for educational leadership, Green Bay, 1997–2001, and as principal at St. John Bosco, Sturgeon Bay, 2010–2014. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, she served as principal at Faithful Shepherd, Eagan, 2003–2006, and St. John the Evangelist, Hopkins, 2007–2010. Sr. Pat is currently ministering as a member of the Leadership Council, Dominicans of Sinsinawa. She is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lucille (Schmitt) Beckman. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Jeri Cashman, OPSister Jeri Cashman, OP,  has ministered in Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, and Minnesota as well as Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Chilpancingo, Mexico. Her religious name was Sr. Mary de Paul. Sr. Jeri’s ministry has been dedicated to social work. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, she taught at St. Rose, Milwaukee, 1969–1975, and Martin Luther King, Milwaukee, 1975–1976. With the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Sr. Jeri was part of a team who formed base Christian communities in the parish of San Rafael, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1976–1984. She also served as special education teacher at Cochabamba Rehabilitation Center. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Jeri served as a justice and peace campus minister at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984–1989. She served as pastoral minister in the Diocese of Chilpancingo, Mexico, with a ministry team on behalf of the Archdiocese of Chicago, ministering with 23 communities in the parish of Santiago Apostol in Quechultenango, 1989–1993. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Jeri served as justice and peace campus minister at the University of Minnesota Newman Center, Minneapolis, 1993–2000, and as a social worker with Latino families in Hennepin County, 2000–2009, and at the Family Enhancement Center to Prevent Abuse, Minneapolis, since 2014. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as the advocate for life and mission, 2009–2014. Her home parish is Incarnation, Minneapolis, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Murph and Lucille (Murtaugh) Cashman. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Christine Feagan, OPSister Christine Feagan, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa as well as Santa Cruz and Riberalta, both Bolivia. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Roger. Sr. Christine's ministry has been dedicated to Hispanic ministry. In the Diocese of Peoria, she taught at Central Catholic, Bloomington, 1970–1975. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Chris taught at St. John Cathedral, Milwaukee, 1975–1976. In the Diocese of Rockford, she taught at Aquin, Freeport, 1976–1979. In the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Sr. Chris served as a missionary in parish and youth ministry at Santa Cruz Parish, Santa Cruz, 1979–1988. In the Pando Vicariate, Bolivia, she served in youth and radio ministry in Riberalta, 1988–1994. In the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Sr. Chris has served as director of Hispanic ministry at St. Mary Parish, Marshalltown, since 1999. Her home parish is St. Mary, Freeport, in the Rockford Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Clifford and Marie (Micallef) Feagan. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Ellen Gaynor, OPSister Ellen Gaynor, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin and Illinois. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Michaela. Sr. Ellen's ministry has been dedicated to being an oncology physician and teaching in the medical field. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she has ministered as a physician at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, as an oncology specialist since 1978. Sr. Ellen has also been a faculty member at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine since 1986. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at Edgewood High School, Madison, 1971–1974. Her home parish is St. John the Baptist, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Lennon) Gaynor. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Francis Marie Gesuale, OPSister Francis Marie Gesuale, OP, has served in Oregon and Wisconsin. Her ministry has been dedicated to health care and nursing. She is currently ministering as a registered nurse at Luther Manor, Whitefish Bay, WI. Her home parish is Our Lady Help of Christians, Pittsburgh, in the Pittsburgh Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Troppoli) Gesuale. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Vicki Lauria, OPSister Vicki Lauria, OP, has ministered in Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin, California, and New York. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching and serving as novice director and caregiver. She is currently living in community at the Motherhouse. Her home parish is St. Anthony, Albany, Canada, in the Albany Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Dominick and Anna (Rinaldi) Lauria. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Jean Matijosaitis, OPSister Jean Matijosaitis, OP, has ministered in Illinois. Her religious name was Sr. Matthaeus. Sr. Jean's ministry has been dedicated to education and administration. In the Diocese of Rockford, she taught at St. Mary, Freeport, 1967–1970. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Jean taught at Visitation Grade School, Chicago, 1970–1975, and Visitation High School, Chicago, 1975–1980. She served as assistant principal at Aquinas Catholic High School, Chicago, 1980–1983, where she also taught, and at Holy Trinity High School, Chicago, 1983–1986, and has ministered as principal at Visitation Grade School, Chicago, since 1987. Her home parish is St. Margaret, Waterbury, in the Hartford Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Matthew and Ann (Daraskevich) Matijosaitis. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Patricia Ann Miller, OPSister Patricia Ann "Pam" Miller, OP,has ministered in Minnesota, Illinois, Montana, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Job. Sr. Pam's ministry has been dedicated to teaching higher education. Sr. Pam often thinks of the rivers she has lived near when recalling highlights of her ministries. Near the Mississippi River, she entered the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation in 1965. The Minnesota River and other Midwest rivers surrounded her ministries as a teacher at Regina, Minneapolis, 1967–1976; Trinity, River Forest, IL, 1976–1978; and Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, MN, 1978–1981. Sr. Pam ministered in liturgy and with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program at St. Matthew Parish, Kalispell, MT, 1981–1983, along the Flathead River. She lived in the Alaska interior, 1983–1989, ministering in bush villages along the Yukon River with Athabascan Native people and, 1989–1991, serving railbelt towns along the Nenana River at St. Theresa Parish, Nenana; Holy Mary of Guadalupe Parish, Healy; and the Air Force Early Warning Radar Base, Clear. Moving to the Spokane River area, Sr. Pam served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as a member of the Western Province leadership team, 1992–1998, during which time she helped welcome the Spokane Dominicans as they merged with the Sinsinawa Dominicans. Sr. Pam espouses the former Spokane Dominicans as being remarkably creative and mission-minded women who develop ministries to serve unmet needs, especially those of homeless women and children. Along the Willamette River, Sr. Pam taught at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR, 1999–2012, developing the first online courses and programs that served the needs of adult working students. She returned to the Spokane River in 2012 and has been teaching online part-time at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, while beginning retirement part-time. Her home parish is St. Peter, The Dalles, in the Baker Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Luman and Jane (Phelan) Miller. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Diane Skibicki, OPSister Diane Skibicki, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Minnesota, and Colorado. Her religious name was Sr. Marietta. Sr. Diane's ministry has been dedicated to teaching, pastoral ministry, and chaplaincy. She is currently ministering as a person-centered care facilitator at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is Epiphany, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Maryann (Gizewski) Skibicki. Click here to send an honor online.

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