Jubilarian Class of 2015

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Teacher. Artist. Spiritual guide.

“Listen to the Spirit and put yourself in God’s hands.”

Profession date: August 5, 1955, Springfield, Illinois
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
Home Parish: St. Joseph, Springfield, Ill.

What I’m doing now
Community: Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield
Ministry: Art therapy for incarcerated women, Lincoln and Decatur, Ill., correctional centers; “Monastery of the Heart” class, Decatur Correctional Center; teacher of spirituality classes for retired sisters, Sacred Heart Convent.

Previous ministries
Springfield, Illinois, Diocese
1995-1996: Coordinator, Transition Program, Springfield Dominican Sisters
1993-1995: Counselor and art therapist, Interfaith Counseling, Springfield
1991-1993: Student, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
1987-1991: Social Services, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield
1989-1990: Mid-State director, Rainbows for All God’s Children grief support group
1975-1986: Art teacher, Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield
1961-1963: Teacher, Holy Family School, Decatur

Rockford, Illinois, Diocese
1967-1971: Principal and teacher, St. Margaret Mary School, Algonquin
1965-1967: Teacher, Thomas More School, Elgin

Peoria, Illinois, Diocese
1963-1965: Teacher, St. James School, Irwin

Chicago Archdiocese
1971-1975: Principal, St. Walter School, Chicago
1960-1961: Teacher, St. Bernadette School, Evergreen Park
1955-1960: Teacher, Our Lady of Grace, Chicago

Master of Art, Art Therapy, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Certificate in gerontology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Master of Education, Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois, Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, art, English, and philosophy, St. Xavier University, Chicago

4 thoughts on “Jubilarian Class of 2015”

  1. Dearest (First Cousin), Sr. Mary Zachary,
    What a joy to accidentally find you on this site! What a wonderful resume and accomplishment list in Ministry!
    We are still in the Pastorate. My husband, Dr. David Evangelista (my married name is really relevant as David’s ministry gifts are primarily evangelism and teaching). On my desktop, this very week, we planned to try and locate you and, lo, you popped up as I searched our name, Sergeena.
    You look wonderful and blessed and joyful.
    So much to share. I hope you see this and I will try and reach you by phone as I miss you so much.
    David and I are coming right up on our 17 year Wedding Anniversary on Sept. 12th. We have 6 daughters and sons-in-law, 19 adult grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Dave is 87 and we still have our own ministry church. I will turn 68 Nov. 2nd.
    We would love to find our cousin, John Caesar? Do you know where he is?
    Love in the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, God, the Father, God the Holy Spirit,
    Dr. David and Mrs. Linda Sergeena Evangelista,
    Church: Faith Bible Fellowship of Fairfield Glade (TN)
    Fairfield Glade Resort, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

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