Jubilarians 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years of Religious Life

 

The following 19 Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters will celebrate their 50th jubilee at a Mass in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, July 15, 2012.


Sister Mary Ann Carroll, OPSister Mary Ann Carroll, OP,
has ministered in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York. Her religious name was Sister Marie Richarde. Sr. Mary Ann’s ministry has been dedicated to teaching, administration, and community pastoral ministry. In the Diocese of Cheyenne, Sr. Mary Ann taught at St. Mary, Cheyenne, 1963-1968. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Mary Ann taught at Resurrection, Minneapolis, 1968-1971. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Mary Ann taught at St. Rose, Milwaukee, 1971-1975; served as principal at Martin Luther King, Milwaukee, 1976-1977; and taught at the Adult Learning Center/STEPS, Milwaukee, 1999-2004. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Mary Ann ministered at St. Mary, Portage, as teacher, 1977-1980; as principal, 1980-1984; and pastoral team member, 1992-1998. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as the provincial councillor for the Northeast Province, 1984-1988; prioress of St. Clara Community, the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 2004-2008; family caregiver at the Motherhouse, 2009-2010; and prioress of St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, since 2010. In the Archdiocese of New York, Sr. Mary Ann served as principal at Our Lady of Refuge, Bronx, 1988-1991, and as teacher at St. Elizabeth, New York, 1991-1992. Sr. Mary Ann’s home parish is Visitation, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Richard and Mae (Sullivan) Carroll. Click here to send an honor online.

 

Sister Mary James 'Gus' Griffin, OPSister Mary James “Gus” Griffin, OP, has ministered in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. Her ministry has been dedicated to social work and housing. In the Diocese of Jackson, Sr. Gus has been serving as a social service minister for Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Tunica, since 1990. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Gus taught at Visitation Grade School, Chicago, 1977-1978; served as pastoral minister at St. Agatha Parish, Chicago, 1980-1988; and taught adult education at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Chicago, 1988-1990. Sr. Gus’s home parish is St. Catherine of Siena, Oak Park, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late James and Grace (Cusack) Griffin. Click here to send an honor online.

 

Sister Maureen Healy, OPSister Maureen Healy, OP, has ministered in Washington and Montana. Her religious name was Sr. Maria Kathleen. Sr. Maureen's ministry has been dedicated to nursing. She is currently ministering as a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, WA. Sr. Maureen’s home parish is St. Aloysius Parish, Spokane, in the Spokane Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Max and Mary (Tonani) Healy. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

 

Sister Rosemary Hickmann, OPSister Rosemary Hickmann, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Florida. Her religious name was Sr. Domenica. Sr. Rosemary's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and administration of Catholic education. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Rosemary ministered as principal at St. Rose, Milwaukee, 1971-1973, and Central City Catholic, Milwaukee, 1984-1987. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Rosemary taught at St. Giles, Oak Park, 1973-1977; ministered as principal at St. Luke, River Forest, 1977-1980; and has served as assistant superintendent of schools for the Chicago Archdiocese since 2011. In the Diocese of Orlando, Sr. Rosemary ministered as the associate superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Orlando, 1997-2011. In the Diocese of Gary, Sr. Rosemary ministered as diocesan planner and director of education for the Diocese of Gary, 1989-1997. Sr. Rosemary’s home parish is St. Francis Borgia, Cedarburg, in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late William and Mary (Wallander) Hickmann. Click here to send an honor online.

 

Sister Nancy Hubeny, OPSister Nancy Hubeny, OP, has ministered in New York, Wisconsin, California, Illinois, and Mississippi. Her religious name was Sr. Florentius. Sr. Nancy's ministry has been dedicated to teaching, parish ministry, and social services. She is currently ministering in social services at Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Tunica, MS. Sr. Nancy’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 Frances Consuelo Ibarley, OPSister Frances Consuelo Ibarley, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Washington, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Mexico, Hawaii. Her religious name was Sr. Maria Consuelo. Sr. Frances Consuelo's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and pastoral care. She is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Sr. Frances Consuelo’s home parish is St. John the Baptist, Honolulu, in the Honolulu Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Pastor and Consuelo (Bautista Ele) Ibarley. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Erica Mary Jordan, OPSister Erica Mary Jordan, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sr. Caterina. Sr. Erica's ministry has been dedicated to elementary education as teacher and principal. She served the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation as a member of the Council from 2006 to 2011. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Erica taught at St. Giles, Oak Park, 1963-1967, and ministered as principal at St. Pius V, Chicago, 1983-1996, and St. Gall, Chicago, 1997-2006. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Erica ministered at Incarnation, Minneapolis, as teacher, 1969-1979, and as principal, 1979-1983. Sr. Erica is currently on sabbatical studying theology and Spanish in Chicago and Mexico. She will begin as principal at Most Blessed Trinity Academy, Waukegan, IL, in July. Sr. Erica’s home parish is St. Joseph, Baraboo, in the Madison Diocese. She is the daughter of the late John and Erica (Newton) Jordan. Click here to send an honor online. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Sarah Anne Kaminski, OPSister Sarah Anne Kaminski, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Montana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Her religious name was Sr. Mary Ansana. Sr. Sarah Anne's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and service to the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation. In the Rockford Diocese, Sr. Sarah Anne attended and had her vocation fostered at St. James Grade School and Bishop Muldoon High School, both Rockford. In the Peoria Diocese, Sr. Sarah Anne taught and served as principal at Central Catholic, Bloomington, 1973-1980. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Sarah Anne taught at St. John Cathedral, Milwaukee, 1964-1968, and Dominican, Whitefish Bay, 1980-1986. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Sarah Anne taught at Trinity High, River Forest, 1970-1973. In the Madison Diocese, Sr. Sarah Anne has been ministering at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, since 1986. She served as the secretary of the Congregation, 1986-1994, and in the General Finance Office specializing in government benefits since 1996. Sr. Sarah Anne’s home parish is St. James, Rockford, in the Rockford Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Chester and Sara (Molitor) Kaminski. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Marilyn Kruse, OPSister Marilyn Kruse, OP, has ministered in Montana and Washington. Her ministry has been dedicated to nursing and pastoral care. In the Diocese of Helena, Sr. Marilyn ministered as a nurse at St. Mary Hospital, Conrad, 1962-1970. In the Diocese of Spokane, Sr. Marilyn ministered at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Colville, as a nurse, 1970-1972, and as a pastoral assistant, 1982-1983. She has served in Spokane since 1972. Her ministries include pastoral care at Holy Family Hospital, 1972-1979; visitor at Hospice Maran Atha and Veteran’sHospital as well as house coordinator for ProvincialateConvent,1979-1982; parish visitor at Pure Heart of Mary Parish, 1983-1986; tutor, 1987-1997, and parish visitor, 1989-1997, at St. Patrick Grade School and Parish; and volunteer at the Dominican Center, 1997-2001. Sr. Marilyn is living in community at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WI. Sr. Marilyn’s home parish is St. Mary, Mt. Angel, in the Portland Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Joseph Kruse and the late Catherine (May) Kruse. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Elizabeth Ann, “Betty” Kugi, OPSister Elizabeth Ann, “Betty” Kugi, OP, has ministered in Illinois, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Montana, Minnesota, Idaho, and Washington. Her religious name was Sr. Erica. Sr. Betty's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and pastoral work. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Betty taught at Visitation Grade, Chicago, 1963-1970; St. Brendan, Chicago, 1970-1972; and St. Pius, Chicago, 1984-1986. In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Sr. Betty taught at All Saints, Los Angeles, 1972-1979. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Betty ministered as the director of religious education at St. Rose Parish, Milwaukee, 1983-1984. In the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Sr. Betty served at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Church of the Little Flower Parish, both Billings, as director of religious education 1986-1989, and pastoral minister, 1997-1998. In the Diocese of Spokane, Sr. Betty ministered in various support staff positions at the Dominican Center, Spokane, 2002-2009. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Betty has served as assistant archivist at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, since 2009. Sr. Betty’s home parish is St. Rose of Lima, Milwaukee, in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Louis and Johanna (Kattnig) Kugi. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Mary Pat Marcos, OPSister Mary Pat Marcos, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Texas, and California. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching and volunteering. She is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Sr. Mary Pat is the daughter of the late Felix and Helen (Gbur) Zambriski. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

 

 

Sister Joan Murray, OPSister Joan Murray, OP, has ministered in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota. Sr. Joan's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and pastoral counseling. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Joan taught at St. Barnabas, Chicago, 1967-1970; St. Louis de Montfort, Oak Lawn, 1970-1972; and Trinity, River Forest, 1972-1973. She ministered as a pastoral counselor in private practice, Chicago, 1995-2009. Sr. Joan has been ministering as a consultant/facilitator with religious congregations and church-related groups since 2009. In the Diocese of Joliet, Sr. Joan served as pastoral counselor at Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center, Naperville, 1984-1994. Sr. Joan’s home parish is St. Theodore, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Sullivan) Murray. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Regine Pawelski, OPSister Regine Pawelski, OP, has ministered in Iowa and Wisconsin. Her ministry has been dedicated to nursing. Sr. Regine served in health care at St. Dominic Villa, Dubuque, IA, 1962-1973, and at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, WI, intermittently for 20 years, beginning in 1974. Sr. Regine is living in community at the Motherhouse and ministers as an on-call nurse. Sr. Regine’s home parish is St. Francis Xavier, Mosinee, in the La Crosse Diocese. She is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Antoinette (Kwasnik) Pawelski. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Mary Margaret Pazdan, OPSister Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee, and Georgia as well as Toronto, Canada. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Eugenie. Sr. Mary Margaret's ministry has been dedicated to teaching biblical studies and homiletics. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Mary Margaret taught at Edgewood College, 1980-1985. She has served as promoter of preaching for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation since 2004. In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Sr. Mary Margaret has taught at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, since 1985 and is now professor emerita of biblical studies and continues to live in community in St. Louis. Sr. Mary Margaret’s home parish is St. Giles, Oak Park, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Edward and Eugenia (Ziemba) Pazdan. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Mary Louis Russley, OPSister Mary Louis Russley, OP, has ministered in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida. Her ministry has been dedicated to teaching, administration and law. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Mary Louis taught at Trinity, River Forest, 1962-1964; ministered as staff attorney at Edward M. Burke Law Office, Chicago, 1986-1988; served as assistant public defender for Cook County, 1988-2005; and taught at Dominican University, River Forest, 1994-1996. In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Mary Louis taught at Edgewood College, Madison, 1964-1978, and served as director at Dominican Education Center, Sinsinawa, 1975-1980. In the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Sister Mary Louis ministered as co-administrator at Holy Family-St. Patrick Parishes, Apalachicola, 1981-1982. Sister Mary Louis is living in community at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Sister Mary Louis’ home parish is St. Mary Hyde Park, Cincinnati, in the Cincinnati Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Moore) Russley. Click here to send an honor online.

 

Sister Sandra Schmitz, OPSister Sandra Schmitz, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. Her religious name was Sr. Mary Rosario. Sr. Sandra's ministry has been dedicated to teaching, administration, parish ministry and chaplaincy. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Sandra taught at Annunciation, Minneapolis, 1964-1969. In the Diocese of Peoria, Sr. Sandra taught at St. Malachy, Geneseo, 1969-1972. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Sandra taught at St. Richard, Chicago, 1972-1973. In the Diocese of La Crosse, Sr. Sandra taught at St. Anne, Wausau, 1973-1976. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Sandra served as coordinator of the Learning Center at Queen of Peace School, Madison, 1976-1980; principal at St. Dennis, Madison, 1990-1994; pastoral associate at St. Mary Parish, Platteville, 1994-1998; pastoral associate at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Madison, 2000-2001; and chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, since 2001. In the Diocese of Camden, Sr. Sandra taught at St. James, Ventnor, 1989-1990. In the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Sr. Sandra ministered at Lock Haven Catholic Consolidated Schools as teacher, 1980-1982, and principal, 1982-1988. In the Diocese of Venice, Sr. Sandra ministered as pastoral associate at St. Andrew Parish, Cape Coral, 1999-2000. Sr. Sandra’s home parish is St. Basil, Chicago, in the Chicago Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Mae (Van Dolman) Schmitz. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Judy Seiberlich, OPSister Judy Seiberlich, OP, has ministered in Illinois and Minnesota. Her religious name was Sr. Marie Franz. Sr. Judy's ministry has been dedicated to education administration and teaching. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sr. Judy taught at Queen of Peace, Burbank, 1964-1972; Unity Catholic, Chicago, 1983-1986; and 1991-1995 and Maria, Chicago, 1998-2000. She served as assistant principal at Trinity,River Forest, 1986-1991; Mother McAuley, Chicago, 2000-2003; Maria, Chicago, 2003-2007; and St. Martin de Porres, Waukegan, since 2008. Sr. Judy ministered as principal at Seton Academy, South Holland, 1996-1998. Her home parish is St. Thomas Aquinas, Kenosha, in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Repp) Seiberlich. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Anita Smisek, OPSister Anita Smisek, OP, has ministered in Texas, Montana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Her religious name was Sr. Corona. Sr. Anita's ministry has been dedicated to music performance and publication. In the Diocese of Dallas, Sr. Anita taught at Bishop Lynch, Dallas, 1964-1967. In the Diocese of Helena, Sr. Anita taught at Anaconda Central, Anaconda, 1967-1971. In the Diocese of Peoria, Sr. Anita taught at Central Catholic, Bloomington, 1971-1972. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Sr. Anita taught at Regina, Minneapolis, 1972-1974; served as cantor, choir director and musician at Annunciation Parish, Minneapolis, 1974-1976; and volunteered as musician, choir director and liturgist at Holy Rosary Parish, Minneapolis, 1973-1976. She ministered as liturgical music director at Immaculate Conception Parish, Faribault, 1976-1983, and St. Wenceslaus Parish, New Prague, 1983-1991. In the Diocese of Green Bay, Sr. Anita ministered as choir director at St. Rosalia Parish, Sister Bay, 1992. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Anita has served as liturgical musician at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, since 1992; managed Alliance Publications, Inc., as a music publisher, Sinsinawa, since 1992; and served as choir director and organist at St. Patrick Parish, Benton, since 2001. She taught at Benton High School, Benton, 1996-2002. Sr. Anita’s home parish is Immaculate Conception, Lonsdale, in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. She is the daughter of Rose (Herda) Smisek of Lonsdale, MN, and the late Edward Smisek. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

Sister Carolyn Wildrick, OPSister Carolyn Wildrick, OP, has ministered in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and New York. Her religious name was Sr. Theodora. Sr. Carolyn's ministry has been dedicated to teaching and education. In the Diocese of La Crosse, Sr. Carolyn taught at St. Patrick, Eau Claire, 1993-1994, and Immaculate Conception, Eau Claire, 1994-1998. She served as chaplain resident at Luther Hospital (now Mayo Health Systems), Eau Claire, 1998-2000, and chaplain at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, 2000-2011. Sr. Carolyn is currently ministering in family care. In the Archdiocese of New York, Sr. Carolyn taught at Our Lady of Refuge, Bronx, 1985-1990, and Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, 1990-1993. In the Diocese of Madison, Sr. Carolyn taught at Queen of Peace, Madison, 1975-1978, and St. Joseph, Baraboo, 1983-1985. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sr. Carolyn ministered at St. Matthew School, Milwaukee, as teacher, 1978-1979, and principal, 1979-1983. Sr. Carolyn’s home parish is Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monona, in the Madison Diocese. She is the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor (Kujawa) Wildrick of Altoona, WI. Click here to send an honor online.

 

 

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