Jubilarians 70 Years

Celebrating 70 Years of Religious Life

 

The following 13 Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters will celebrate their 70th jubilee at a Mass in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Sister Marie Amanda Allard, OPSister Marie Amanda Allard, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, and Oklahoma. Her ministry has been dedicated to education and administration. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Marie Amanda was the principal at Regina, Minneapolis, 1959–1967. In the Diocese of Madison, she served as Prioress of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, 1967–1977. In the Diocese of Tulsa, Sr. Marie Amanda ministered as director of education for the diocese, 1982–1997, and the director of formation for the deaconate, 1984–2001. She is currently living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is Visitation, Kewanee, in the Peoria Diocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Amanda (Matthys) Allard.  Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Margaret Ellen Brennan, OPSister Margaret Ellen Brennan, OP, has ministered in Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Iowa as well as Florence, Italy. Her religious name was Sr. Brice. Sr. Margaret Ellen’s ministry has been dedicated to the culinary arts and health care. Her home parish is St. Patrick, Bloomington, in the Peoria Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Francis and Fleeta (Hibbs) Brennan. Sr. Margaret Ellen is living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Stephana Garvey, OPSister Stephana Garvey, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Florida. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Stephana taught at St. Robert, Shorewood, 1947–1953, and St. Thomas Aquinas, Milwaukee, 1966–1969. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at Queen of Peace, Madison, 1953–1957. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Stephana taught at St. Barnabas, Chicago, 1957–1966; St. Philip the Apostle, Northfield, 1970–1975; and St. Vincent Ferrer, River Forest, 1977–1982. She served as religious education coordinator at SS. Faith, Hope, and Charity Parish, Winnetka, 1986–1993, and as a volunteer at the Rose K. Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education at Dominican University, River Forest, 2001–2006. In the Diocese of Green Bay, Sr. Stephana taught at St. Peter, Oshkosh, 1969–1970. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, she taught at Incarnation, Minneapolis, 1975–1977. In the Diocese of Palm Beach, Sr. Stephana served in day care and pediatrics at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, 1993–2001. She is living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is St. Patrick, Seneca, in the La Crosse Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Kane) Garvey. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Vivian Gorman, OPSister Vivian Gorman, OP, has ministered in Wyoming, Illinois, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Alabama, and California. Her religious name was Sr. Priscilla. Sr. Vivian's ministry has been dedicated to education. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Vivian taught at St. Richard, Chicago, 1947–1949, and served as principal at St. Patrick, Lemont, 1956–1962, and St. Philip the Apostle, Northfield, 1965–1969. She ministered as the religion coordinator at SS. Faith, Hope, and Charity, Winnetka, 1980–1986. In the Diocese of Rockford, Sr. Vivian ministered as assistant principal at St. Patrick, Rockford, 1962–1965; as the religion coordinator of parishes of Freeport, 1969–1972; and as principal at St. James, Rockford, 1976–1980. In the Archdiocese of Washington, she was the principal at Sacred Heart Elementary School, Washington, D.C., 1972–1975, and director of adult education at Sacred Heart Adult Education, Washington, D.C., 1986–1992. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Vivian taught at St. Rose, Cuba City, 1949–1954, and St. Raphael, Madison, 1954–1956. She is currently living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is St. Columbkill, Belle Creek Township, Goodhue, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (McNamara) Gorman. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Alban Hermes, OPSister Alban Hermes, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Minnesota, Alabama, and Wisconsin. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching for 30 years and pastoral ministry for 35 years. In the Chicago Archdiocese, Sr. Alban taught at St. Brendan, Chicago, 1947–1950; St. Sabina, Chicago, 1951–1956; St. Patrick, Lemont, 1960–1965; St. Thomas More, Chicago, 1965–1967; Visitation, Chicago, 1969–1971; and St. Mary, Evanston, 1973–1977. She served as pastoral minister at St. Mary Parish, Evanston, 1977–1983, and Our Lady of Knock Parish, Calumet City, 1984–2012. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Alban ministered at St. Lawrence, Faribault, as teacher, 1950–1951, and as principal, 1967–1969. In the Diocese of Rockford, she taught at St. Michael, Galena, 1956–1960. In the Archdiocese of Mobile, she ministered as principal and teacher at St. Joseph, Tuskegee, 1971–1972. In the Diocese of Green Bay, she taught at St. Peter, Oshkosh, 1972–1973. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Alban ministered as pastoral associate at St. Clement Parish, Sheboygan, 1983–1984. She is living in community at the Motherhouse. Her home parish is Holy Trinity, Bloomington, in the Peoria Diocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Frances (Ridder) Hermes. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Virgil Kummer, OPSister Virgil Kummer, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, New York, and Texas. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching and liturgy. In the Diocese of Beaumont, Sr. Virgil served as the codirector and later director of the diocesan Office of Worship, 1982–1996. She founded and directed the Diocesan Choir. With the capable help of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, the Chrism Mass and other diocesan liturgies incorporated elements of the rich cultures in the diocese, so that these celebrations looked and sounded like the diocese. Sr. Virgil is living in community at the Motherhouse. Her home parish is Incarnation, Minneapolis, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ethel (Helbach) Kummer. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Helen Martin, OPSister Helen Martin, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Minnesota, Alabama, and Washington. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Clara. Sr. Helen's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and administration. In the Archdiocese of Washington, she taught at Sacred Heart, Washington, D.C., 1948–1957. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Helen taught at St. Thomas the Apostle, Chicago, 1957–1958. She was the principal at SS. Faith, Hope, and Charity, Winnetka, 1969–1976. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Helen ministered as principal and teacher at St. John Cathedral Grade School, Milwaukee, 1968–1969, and as principal at St. Robert, Shorewood, 1976–1987. In the Diocese of Mobile, she ministered as principal and teacher at Most Pure Heart of Mary, Mobile, 1963–1967, and at St. Joseph, Tuskegee Institute, 1967–1968. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as vicaress provincial for the Southeast Province, 1968–1972. In the Diocese of Rockford, Sr. Helen ministered as principal at St. Catherine of Siena, Dundee, 1988–1996. She is living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is St. Benedict, Ladd, in the Peoria Diocese. She is the daughter of the late James and Teresa (Flaherty) Martin.  Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Loretta McIlvenna, OPSister Loretta McIlvenna, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Simeon. Sr. Loretta's ministry has been dedicated to teaching. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Cajetan, Chicago, 1956–1959; St. Thomas More, 1965–1971; and Visitation, 1976–1984, where she also served as principal. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Loretta taught at St. Robert, Shorewood, 1971–1976. In the Diocese of Madison, she has ministered as a volunteer with parish faith formation at St. Patrick, Benton, since 2007, where she also promotes awareness of Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP (1806–1864), through tours of the church he built and his home. Her home parish is St. Therese of Lisieux, Sioux Falls, in the Sioux Falls Diocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Maher) McIlvenna. Click here to send an honor online.

Sister Anne Marie Mongoven, OPSister Anne Marie Mongoven, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, the District of Columbia, and California. Her religious name was Sr. Thomas á Becket. Sr. Anne Marie's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and writing. In the Diocese of Madison, she taught at St. Patrick, Madison, 1950–1953; Edgewood High School, Madison, 1966–1968; and Edgewood College, Madison, 1973–1974. She served as associate director for the diocesan Office of Religious Education, Madison, 1968–1973. Sr. Anne Marie is currently ministering as a writer at the Motherhouse. In the Diocese of San Jose, she designed, directed and taught in the pastoral ministries graduate program at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, 1982–1997. She remained in San Jose and focused on writing, 1998–2000 and 2002–2005, and served as director of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program at St. Patrick Parish, 2000–2002. Her home parish is St. Giles, Oak Park, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (O’Connor) Mongoven.  Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Marie Patrice O’Donnell, OPSister Marie Patrice O’Donnell, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Wisconsin, Alabama, Colorado, and Nebraska. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching. In the Archdiocese of Denver, Sr. Marie Patrice taught at SS. Peter and Paul, Wheat Ridge, 1968–1971 and 1972–1981. In the Archdiocese of Omaha, she served at St. Cecilia, Omaha, as teacher, 1982–1991, and as librarian, 1991–2007. Sr. Marie Patrice is currently living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is Sacred Heart, Omaha, in the Omaha Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Patrick and Agnes (Long) O’Donnell.  Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Baptist Stohrer, OPSister Baptist Stohrer, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota as well as Florence, Italy. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching and liturgy. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Baptist taught music at Rosary College/Dominican University, River Forest, 1972–2013. She served as university ministry liturgist at Dominican University, 2013–2014. Sr. Baptist is currently living in community at St. Dominican Villa. Her home parish is St. Athanasius, Evanston, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Elvera (Glanzner) Stohrer.  Click here to send an honor online. 

Sister Estelle Wiltz, OPSister Estelle Wiltz, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sr. Mary Cabrini. Sr. Estelle's ministry has been dedicated to education. In the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, she taught at Little Flower, Billings, 1954–1959. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Estelle served as coprincipal and principal at Sacred Heart, Reedsburg, 1969–1977. In the Diocese of Peoria, she graduated from St. Bernard, Peoria. Sr. Estelle served as principal and teacher at St. Mark, Peoria, 1977–1984. She is currently living in community at St. Dominic Villa. Her home parish is St. Bernard, Peoria, in the Peoria Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Arnold and Marie (Wedmire) Wiltz. Click here to send an honor online. 

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