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Sister Catherine Mary Currie Honored by Alma Mater

Sister Catherine Mary Currie returned to her alma mater 36 years after graduation and has now been honored for her 14 years of service at the school.

Her Rosary High School classmate Debbie Grommes Olson nominated Sister Catherine Mary for the Dominican Alumnae Spirit Award, given in recognition of Sister Catherine Mary's service to Rosary, from which she graduated in 1970.

"She helps set up events, cleans up, attends Rosary events, including sports events," the nomination read. "Everywhere you go in Rosary, Sister Catherine Mary is lending a hand."

A virtual award ceremony was held, March 18, 2021, at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, where Sister Catherine Mary now lives. She was joined by sisters who have been associated with Rosary High School, by the congregational leadership team in Springfield, and by Annika Strolle, Rosary's Director of Philanthropy & Alumnae, who initiated a video conference from the school offices to present the award. On Saturday May 27, a recording of the presentation was included in the 20th annual Candlelight Ball to alumnae and friends of Rosary.

"I am honored and blessed to receive this award," Sister Catherine Mary said. "Rosary always has been and will continue to be close to my heart. When I was a student at Rosary I discovered God's path for me was to be a Dominican Sister of Springfield. I treasure my life as a Dominican Sister. Little did I know God would give me the privilege of coming back to Rosary to serve. I know that my parents, Sister M. Joseph, Sister M. Dominica and Sister Francene are here in spirit celebrating with us.  Thank you again for this wonderful award."

Congratulations to Sister Catherine Mary!

About the photo: Sister Catherine Mary Currie holding the Rosary High School Alumnae Spirit Award, with (clockwise from Sister Catherine Mary's right) Sister Marie Michelle Hackett, Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, Sister M. Alberta Lawless, Sister Patricia Burke, Sister Mary Fran Gorman, Sister Colette Barker, Sister Bernadette Marie McGuire, Sister Joan Sorge, and Sister Theodora Stremlau. Annika Strolle is on the screen.

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