60 Years

Sister Nedine FerrisSister Nedine Ferris

Sister Nedine Ferris was born in Omaha, Nebraska.  She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, sister served as a catechist at SS Peter and Paul Parish in Atlantic (1967-1968); and taught at St. Joseph School in Earling (1971-1980), where she also served as principal (1981-1989). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister served in the priest department at St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee (1960-1966), and as facility director for St. Joseph Center in Milwaukee (1998-2017).  In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister taught at St. Frances De Chantal School in Randolph (1966-1967); and served as ministry director for the congregation’s United States Province in Omaha (1989-1998).  Sister currently serves as a volunteer in Milwaukee.

 

 
Sister Monica MenkeSister Monica Menke (Arnelle)

Sister Monica Menke (Arnelle) was born in St. Paul, Iowa. She received an associate degree in child development from Milwaukee Area Technical College. In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, Sister served as a homemaker at St. John the Baptist Convent in Montello (1964-1967). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served as a homemaker at St. Rita Convent in West Allis (1960-1962), and in Milwaukee at St. Matthias Convent (1962-1964), and St. Wenceslaus Convent (1967-1971). Also in Milwaukee, Sister served as a catechist at St. Matthew Parish (1973-1974), and as a private child care worker in Milwaukee (1974-1976). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, sister served as a volunteer homemaker and driver at Our Lady of Lourdes Convent in Omaha (1996-2007).  In the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, sister served as a teacher aide at St. Francis School in Freeport (1976-1977), where she also served as a child care supervisor (1977-1978) and (1980-1985), and served as a teacher (1978-1980) and (1986-1996). Sister currently resides at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee, where she serves in the ministry of prayer and presence.

 

 

Sister Adelia MilliganSister Adelia Milligan

Sister Adelia Milligan was born in Aragon, New Mexico.  She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Dallas; a master of social work degree from the University of Oklahoma; and a doctor of psychology degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. As a member of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, Sister taught in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (1960-1966); served as a Novice directress in Brazil (1966-1970); and served as a clinical social worker at Catholic Charities in Park Ridge, Illinois, for the Diocese of Joliet.  After entering the School Sisters of St. Francis, Sister served in the Archdiocese of Chicago as a social worker at Lake Bluff Chicago Homes for Children (1978-1980), as a medical social worker at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights (1980-1984), and as a clinical social worker in private practice in Arlington Heights (1984-1990). In the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Sister served as a psychologist in private practice in Marshfield (1996-1998). In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, she served as a psychology intern at Mendota State Hospital in Madison (1989-1990), and as chief psychologist at Columbia Correctional Institute in Portage (1991-1995).  In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served on the Provincial Leadership Team for the congregation’s United States Province in Milwaukee (1996-1999). In the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, Sister served as a social worker/psychologist at Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Hernando (2003-2015), and has served since 2015 as a spiritual director.

 

SSister Janet Petersenister Janet Petersen (Stefano)

Sister Janet Petersen (Stefano) was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Alverno College and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister taught at St. Rita School in West Allis (1960-1963); Pius XI High School in Milwaukee (1963-1964); St. Joseph High School in Kenosha (1967-1977); and St. Joan Antida High School in Milwaukee (1998-2008). Sister has also served as a freelance artist at Clement Manor in Greenfield (1977-1992); activities therapist at Belair Health Care Center in Milwaukee (1995-1997); secretary for the Franciscan Pilgrimage Program in Milwaukee (1997-1998); and freelance artist in Milwaukee (2008-present).

 

 

Sister Joyce WagnerSister Joyce Wagner (John Cantius)

Sister Joyce Wagner (John Cantius) was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in education from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister taught at St. Joseph School in Waupun (1961-1965); St. Lawrence School in Milwaukee (1965-1969) and (1988-1989); Our Lady of Sorrows School in Milwaukee (1977-1981); and St. Aloysius School in West Allis (1981-1982). Sister also served as a principal and teacher at St. Peter School in Slinger (1969-1976); vice-principal at St. Alphonsus School in Greendale (1976-1977); principal at St. Mary School in Pewaukee (1982-1988); principal at Sacred Heart School in Racine (1989-1991); and principal at St. Rita School in West Allis (1991-2004). Sister also served as director of central banking for the congregation’s United States Province in Milwaukee (2004-2017). Sister is a volunteer and now resides at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Susan WeinheimerSister Susan Weinheimer (Ann Regis)

Sister Susan Weinheimer (Ann Regis) was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in religious studies from Webster College in Kansas City, Missouri. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister taught at St. Beatrice School in Schiller Park (1962-1963).  In the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, she taught at St. Gregory School in St. Nazianz (1960-1962).  In the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, sister taught at St. Francis Xavier School in Cross Plains (1963-1967), and St. Victor School in Monroe (1975-1986); and served as a religious education consultant at St. Thomas School in Madison (1967-1969) and St. Mary, Milton and St. John, Janesville (1970-1975). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister taught at St. Matthias School in Milwaukee (1986-2003), and served as a substitute teacher and tutor at St. Josaphat School in Milwaukee (2003-2014).  Sister serves in the ministry of prayer and presence at Maria Linden Senior Apartments in Milwaukee.

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