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Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP (Sister Mary Rachelle)

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Park Forest, Ill., Sister Rose Marie Riley has given much of her vowed life to the spiritual gift St. Paul recognized as administration.

In 2019 she began a new administrative responsibility as the director of Jubilee Farm, the congregation’s earth spirituality and retreat facility on the western edge of Springfield. She brings many skills to that position, having at various times served as a member of the congregation’s general council (1997-2005) and as prioress general (2005-2014). Her other administrative duties have included St. Monica Home, Springfield (1981-1987), Poplar House Clinic, Rogers Ark. (1992-1996) and vice president of mission services, St. Mary’s-Rogers Memorial Hospital in Rogers. (1996-1997). During her years in congregational leadership she also served two terms as the North American Coordinator for the global organization Dominican Sisters International (2010-2016).

Sister Rose Marie began her vowed life as a primary school teacher, at St. Vincent DePaul School, Peoria, Ill. (1970-1975); Our Lady of Grace, Chicago (1975-198); and St. Lawrence O’Toole, Matteson (1992-1996). Thank you, Sister Rose Marie!

4 thoughts on “Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP (Sister Mary Rachelle)”

  1. Stephen Bomgardner

    Congratulations on your 50 year Jubilee, Sister Rose Marie! It was a real honor for me to serve the Sisters of St. Dominic under your wonderful leadership! May God continue to bless and keep you!
    Steve Bomgardner

  2. Patricia Rees

    Dear Sister Rose Marie
    Congratulations on your anniversary! I will always remember our formation years together. You are so special.
    Patricia Leinen Rees

  3. Dear Sr. Rose Marie,
    Congratulations on your jubilee!
    We should try to get our families together some time. I understand Beth Riley Lambert goes to Chicago a few times a year. I think her in-laws live there.

    Mary Mabold

  4. Congratulations, Sister Rose Marie! Thank you for your years of vowed religious life and all the gifts and talents you have shared with the Church and with the world. Your kindness and service indeed make our world a better place. I look forward to visiting you at Jubilee Farm and sharing memories!

    With great love,

    Maureen (McGeehan) Cetera

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