70 Years

Sister Arlene EinwalterSister Arlene Einwalter

Sister Arlene Einwalter was born in Fort Atkinson, Iowa.  She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College, a master of arts degree in religious education from Seattle University, a master of arts degree in sacred theology from Regis University of Toronto, and an associates degree in hospice and grief counseling from Northern Community College in El Rito, New Mexico. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. William School in Chicago (1951-1960). In the Diocese of Des Moines (Iowa), Sister taught at Holy Trinity School in Provitin (1967-1970), served as religious education coordinator at Holy Trinity Parish in Des Moines (1977-1979), and served as a religious education consultant for the diocesan office in Des Moines (1983-1988). In the Diocese of Dubuque (Iowa), she served as religious education coordinator at St. Aloysius Parish in Calmar (1970-1977). In the Diocese of New Ulm (Minnesota), Sister taught at Holy Trinity School in Winsted (1963-1967). In the Archdiocese of Omaha, shes served on the provincial leadership team for her congregation’s Our Lady of the Angels Province (1979-1982). In the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Sister served as regional contact for the diocesan office (1988-1991). In the Archdiocese of Santa Fe (New Mexico), Sister served as part-time faculty at Northern New Mexico Community College in El Rito (1991-1993) and in Santa Fe as bereavement counselor at Berardinelli Mortuary (1993-2000) and as an independent counselor and spiritual director (2003-2009). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Rita School in West Allis (1960-1963), served as a chaplain at St. Helen School in Milwaukee (2000-2003), and since 2009 has served as a counselor and spiritual director at Clement Manor Retirement Community in Greenfield, where she resides.

 

Sister Phyllis FranzenSister Phyllis Franzen

Sister Phyllis Franzen was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a master of science degree in community health nursing from the University of Colorado.  In the Diocese of Comayagua in Honduras, she served as a registered nurse and instructor at La Policlinica in Comayagua (1960-1962) and as a clinic registered nurse in La Libertad in Comayagua (1962-1965).  In the Archdiocese of Denver, Sister served as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Denver at the University of Colorado Medical Center (1971) and at the Quigg Newton Family Health Clinic (1972-1973).  In the Diocese of Juticalpa in Honduras, she served as a registered nurse at Hospital San Francisco in Juticalpa (1965-1968).  In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister served in Milwaukee as a nursing assistant at Sacred Heart Sanitarium (1951-1954) where she also served as a registered nurse (1954-1960); pediatric nurse practitioner at the Downtown Medical Clinic (1973-1974); director of the Guadalupe Childrens’ Medical and Dental Clinic in Milwaukee (1974-1986); and registered nurse at Maryhill Retirement Center (1987). Also in Milwaukee, Sister conducted research sponsored by SET Ministry on Hispanic health in Milwaukee (1987-1988), served as a registered nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner at Johnston Primary Care Clinic (1989-2003), served as a health promoter for Core/El Centro, and was a volunteer nurse/educator at Walkers Point Clinic for the Homeless (2003-2006).  Sister currently resides at Maria Linden Senior Living Apartments in Milwaukee, where she has served in the ministry of prayer and presence since 2013.  

 

Sister Joan QuellaSister Joan Quella

Sister Joan Quella was born in Menasha, Wisconsin.  She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College in Milwaukee.  In the Diocese of Green Bay (Wisconsin), Sister taught at St. Mary Seven Dolors School in Stockbridge (1967-1968), Chilton Catholic Schools (1970-1971), and St. Gregory School in St. Nazianz (1975-1980). In the Diocese of Joliet (Illinois), she taught at St. John the Baptist School in Winfield (1953-1960). In the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin), Sister taught at Immaculate Conception School in Kieler (1968-1970) and St. Charles School in Cassville (1974-1975). In the Diocese of Marquette (Michigan), she taught at St. Cecilia School in Hubbell (1962-1964). In the Diocese of Orange (California), Sister taught at Old Mission School in San Juan Capistrano (1971-1972). In the Diocese of Rockford (Illinois), she taught at St. Theresa School in Aurora (1960-1962). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Sister taught at St. Matthew School in Campbellsport (1964-1967), served as principal at St. Hubert School in Hubertus (1972-1974), and served as secretary for the leadership teams of her congregation’s U.S. Region (1980-1983) and U.S. Province (1983-2005). Sister currently resides at Maria Linden Senior Living Apartments in Milwaukee.

 

Sister Mary  RaySister Mary Ray

Sister Mary Ray was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Alverno College and a master of arts degree in education from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, sister taught at St. Beatrice School in Schiller Park (1957-1961), St. Catherine Labouré School in Glenview (1961-1965), Santa Maria Addolorata School in Chicago (1970-1987), and St. Philomena School in Chicago (1987-1999). In the Diocese of Comayagua (Honduras), sister served as principal of Immaculate Conception School In Comayagua, Honduras (1968-1969). In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sister taught at St. John Nepomuk School in Racine (1953-1957). In the Archdiocese of Panama, sister served in parish ministry at Parroquia Nuestra Senora in Panama City (1969-1970). In the Archdiocese of San José (Costa Rica), sister taught at St. Francis Primary School in San José (1965-1968). In the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin), sister served as a substitute teacher and Spanish interpreter in Janesville (2001-2004), taught at St. Mary School and Sylvan Center (2004-2006), and since 2006 she has served as a volunteer Spanish interpreter at the YMCA Spanish Outreach program in Janesville. She currently resides in Janesville.

 

Sister Jeannine WeidnerSister Jeannine Weidner

Sister Jeannine Weidner was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor of science degree in music education from Alverno College, a master’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois, and a certificate of spiritual direction at Loyola University of Chicago’s Institute for Spiritual Leadership. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught music at St. Joseph School in Wilmette (1951-1956). In the Diocese of Rockford (Illinois), Sister taught music at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Aurora (1956-1967) and at Cathedral School in Rockford (1967-1971). She served on the provincial leadership team for her congregation’s Mount St. Francis Province (1971-1977), where she also served as formation director and social justice coordinator (1977-1981). She also served in Rockford as a music therapist at the Alpine Fireside Health Center (1981-1985), in pastoral care and liturgy at Maria Linden Retirement Center (1985-1995), as director of pastoral care at Cor Mariae Center (1995-1998), and ecclesiastical advocate for the diocese (1999-2004). Sister also was spiritual director and pastoral assistant at St. Anne Center in Rockford (2004-2014); she has served there since 2014 as a volunteer. Sister currently resides in Rockford.

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