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 in Peoria and Chicago, and was principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Hammond, La. She also worked in vocation ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago and enjoyed more than a decade of formation ministry for seminarians at St. Joseph College Seminary and at Mundelein. “The faithfulness I witnessed in the seminarians helped me to be faithful to the consecrated life to which I have been called,” she said.
She taught junior high school first at St. Edward, Chicago (1962-1968), and then at St. Vincent De Paul, Peoria (1968-1973), then began her years at Marian Catholic (1973-1992). She was in vocation ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago (1995-1999) and then moved south to Hammond, La., where she was principal of St. Thomas Aquinas High School (1999-2005). It was then she began her ministry within the Chicago archdiocesan seminary system, first at St. Joseph minor seminary (2005-2008) and then, after six years as prioress at Sacred Heart Convent (2008-2014) she was names associate dean of formation at Mundelein Seminary (2014-2021).
In this jubilee year her brothers Joseph (Desa), and Michael (Lisa), and her sisters Mary (Robert) Lange, and Susan (William) Bright share her joy.
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