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The Jubilee Class of 2022

Sixteen Sisters Celebrate 60, 50, and 25 Years of Fidelity

It is not possible to say everything there is to say about the lives of our sisters celebrating their jubilees this year. So here, we try to say just enough to communicate something of the nature of God's call and their response. You are welcome and encouraged to share in the comments below your memories about how these sisters touched your life.

We will celebrate with them as a community on Saturday, August 6.

Please pray with us in gratitude for our sisters, and learn how you can support and encourage vocations to religious life here.

Want to support our Jubilarians?

Click the button to make a secure online donation to honor one of our sisters celebrating 25, 50, or 60 years of vowed life. Your gift today helps our sisters change lives with their prayer, preaching, wisdom, and encouragement for all they encounter.

Sister Jane Ann Beckman, OP

Much of sister Jane Ann’s ministerial life has been spent in the archdiocese of Chicago and the Rockford diocese. She taught theology and home economics at Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, and for 24 years has served in various capacities at the Dominican Literacy Center, Aurora. Since 2011 she has coordinated the citizenship program …

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Sister Rose Miriam Schulte, OP

Many years of ministry in elected leadership have kept Sister Rose Miriam close to her home diocese of Springfield-and provided a global perspective. Quincy born and raised, she’s taught and studied in Chicago and New Orleans, where she completed a counseling degree, and served for a time in Duluth, Minn. During the early days of …

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Sister Judith Anne Haase, OP

Sister Judith Ann was born and raised in Chicago and has spent much of her religious life in service to the people of that archdiocese. For 19 years she was teacher, and then principal of Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights. She has had broad ministerial experience as a junior high teacher in parochial schools …

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Sister M. Paulette Joerger, OP

Sister M. Paulette has a sister and two aunts who are also Springfield Dominican Sisters and has served in the Archdiocese of Duluth, Minn., and her home diocese of Peoria as well as the diocese of Springfield. She is currently assistant principal, Holy Family School, Decatur, but next school year will teach junior high at …

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Sister Josetta Brown, OP

Caring for children has been at the heart of Sister Josetta’s vocation. If she was not teaching primary grade students she was supporting families by caring for their children in day care settings in Bourbonnais, Ill., or Rogers, Ark. After 18 years serving her sisters at Sacred Heart Convent, where she was a driver oversaw …

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Sister Ann Vincent Terracina, OP

Sister Ann Vincent is a Chicago native who has spent much of her ministerial life in her hometown. Since 1985 she has ministered at St. Christina Parish, Chicago, first as an elementary school teacher and since 1991 as a minister of care for the large urban parish. She began her teaching career in primary grades …

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Sister Francis Mary Philipp, OP

Sister Francis Mary has touched many lives by sharing her gifts as a liturgist, choir director, and music teacher throughout 60 years of religious profession. Born, baptized, and raised in Springfield, with few exceptions, she has stayed close to home. Her first assignment was teaching sixth graders and directing the choir at St. Mary School, …

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Sister Rosemary McGuire, OP

Sister Rosemary McGuire is a lifelong educator who enjoyed learning as much as she enjoyed teaching. Her first teaching assignment was a double classroom of first and second graders at St. Thomas School, Crystal Lake, Ill., 1962-1969. From there she moved on to St. Augustine School, Richmond, Mich., 1969-1970, then St. Vincent De Paul, Peoria, …

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Sister Catherine Mary Currie, OP

Sister Catherine Mary began her religious life teaching grade 3, first at St. Frances Cabrini School, Springfield, 1973-1977, then at Holy Family School Decatur, 1977-1979, before she headed north, where she taught grades 3, 5, and computer at St. Edward School, Chicago, 1979-1990. She moved on to grade 8 at St. Thomas More School, Elgin, …

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Sister Beverly Jeanne Howe, OP

Sister Beverly Jeanne Howe’s years of ministry can be considered in three phases: elementary education, canon law, and English language instructor. She taught elementary school at St. Margaret Mary School, Algonquin, Ill., (1962-1963 and 1978-1983); Our Lady of Grace School, Chicago (1963-1969); Our Lady of Lourdes School, Decatur, Ill., (1969-1971); and St. Christina School, Chicago …

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Sister June Volpe, OP

Sister June was born and raised in Chicago and spent much of her religious life serving in Aurora, Ill., where she taught English as a second language and worked part time as a hospital chaplain. She ministered for two years at San Juan Pablo II school in Lima, Peru, as well. It was after her …

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Sister Mary Jean Traeger, OP

Sister Mary Jean was born and raised in the Quad Cities, and with one exception has spent her entire ministerial life in the Springfield diocese. Sixteen of those years were spent in community leadership as a member of the general council 1989-1997 and then as prioress general 1997-2005. Early in religious life, she often taught …

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Sister Kristin Rever, OP

A native of Taylorville, Ill., Sister Kristin spent decades in health care ministry as a respiratory therapist at St. Mary-Rogers Memorial Hospital, Rogers, Ark., St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Miss., and as a pastoral visitor at St. Catherine’s Village, Madison, Miss. Her early years of ministry were spent in primary grade classrooms. She taught grades 1-2 …

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Sister M. Geraldine Kemper, OP

Sister Geraldine’s longest ministry was the 23 years she served as principal at Holy Family School Decatur, Ill., (1992-2015)-nearly half of her life as a Dominican Sister of Springfield. Since 2015 she’s become a familiar face at Rosary High School in Aurora where she is outreach coordinator and facilities manager. She welcomes families to the …

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Sister Susan Karina Dickey, OP

Sister Susan Karina’s early years of ministry were spent in Chicago, where she served as an adjunct instructor at Barat College and DePaul University, 1997-1999. She was archivist for the Diocese of Springfield, 1999-2007, during which time she researched diocesan history and authored Come to the Water, a book published for the sesquicentennial of the …

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Sister Linda Mary DeLonais, OP

Sister Linda Mary said that when she first entered Sacred Heart Convent chapel for prayer more than a quarter century ago she was struck by the sheer beauty. “I knew God was calling me to religious life in community and was searching for that community. I was swept up in the beautiful voices of the sisters singing in prayer and was …

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