Sister Mary Stanley Karnosky, OP

“When I look back over the years I’m in wonder at my vocation,” Sister M. Stanley says. “It is truly an ‘amazing grace’ that I am here. That grace has kept me going all these years. I enjoyed all my years of teaching and accompanying students.”

It’s safe to say that her students enjoyed her accompaniment as well. Most of Sister M. Stanley’s teaching career was spent in central Illinois, where she taught at the Arcola Religious Education Center (1959-1961); St. Thomas, Newton (1962-1969); grade 4 at St. Kevin, East Alton (1981-1982) and grade 5, first at Sacred Heart School, Granite City (1984-1988) and then at the consolidated Catholic School in Granite City, Holy Family, from 1988-2003.

She had two tours of duty at St. James, Sauk Village, Ill., 1969-1970 and 1982-1984; and taught for a decade at St. Mary School, East Moline, Ill. (1971-1981).

Well done, Sister M. Stanley!

7 thoughts on “Sister Mary Stanley Karnosky, OP”

  1. John and Susan Klemm

    Sister M. Stanley, congratulations on 60 years as a Dominican Sister! May you be blessed for all your many years of teaching and guiding students. Enjoy celebrating this special occasion-you deserve it!

    John and Susan Klemm

  2. Ricki Zellerman

    Love this lady! She had all three of our sons. They all loved having her. She really enjoyed talking sports with them.

  3. She loved sports and the parents and kids love her. What a remarkable lady and teacher. She had her own way of teaching but at the end of the day gave each student a hug. We love you.

  4. I worked with Sister Stanley for ten years and she taught both of my children. Everyone loved her at the school! I have so many fond memories of her, but my favorite involves our sports field day. I can still picture her wearing her habit, complete with tennis shoes, visor, and whistle. Priceless!

  5. Connie Gattung

    Sister Stanley was not only a wonderful teacher , she was a great friend and mentor to everyone that taught with her. I have treasured memories from our time together at Holy Family School. Congratulations, Sister!

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