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June 23 - July 6, 2013


Pray For Them

Sr. Mary Owen Haggerty


Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Mary Owen Haggerty, 85, died May 22 in Sinsinawa, Wis.

Sister Mary Owen made her first religious profession in 1952 and her final profession in 1955. She taught for one year, served in the health care field for 50 years, ministered as the coordinator of volunteers for the motherhouse for 11 years, and served as pastoral assistant for seven years. She was well known at the Dubuque (Iowa) Farmers’ Market for selling Sinsinawa bakery products. Sister Mary Owen served in Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington and Illinois.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Mary Owen ministered in student health services at Rosary College (now Dominican University), River Forest (1972-1973).

She is survived by a sister, Alice Haggerty.

Sr. Veronique Hennegan


BVM Sister Veronique Hennegan, 92, died May 31 in Dubuque, Iowa.

She entered the BVM congregation from Holy Cross Parish in 1938 and professed final vows in 1946.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Veronique taught at St. Eulalia, Maywood; St. Dorothy; St. Jerome; and Carmel High School, Mundelein, where she was also librarian. She also taught in Iowa, California and New York.

Sr. Cecilia Ann Miller


Providence Sister Cecilia Ann (Mary Ann) Miller, 91, died May 31 in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

An Indiana native, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1940 and professed final vows in 1948.

She ministered for 28 years as a music teacher in elementary schools in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Oklahoma. She served on the music faculty of St. Mary-ofthe- Woods College from 1957 to 1968 and again from 1972 to 1977, and in the intervening years she was coordinator of school music for the congregation. In 1995, at the age of 73, she went to Taiwan for five years to begin a music program at St. Theresa Opportunity Center, a school begun by Sisters of Providence for children with disabilities. On her return, she volunteered at Woods Day Care/Pre-School and began offering music activities for her sisters in Providence Health Care. She continued the latter until 2011 when she committed herself totally to the ministry of prayer.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette (1942-1948).

Sr. Mary Jocile Valliere


BVM Sister Mary Jocile Valliere, 102, died May 31 in Dubuque, Iowa.

She entered the BVM congregation in 1930 and professed final vows in 1938.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Mary Jocile taught at St. Pius, St. Ferdinand and St. Charles. She was teacher, bursar, registrar, counselor and directress of schools at St. Mary High School. She served as treasurer at Wright Hall and as a member of Blessed Sacrament ministry site. She also ministered in Iowa and Missouri.

Sr. Ruth Sampson


Providence Sister Ruth (Constance Mary) Sampson, 85, died June 5 in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.

Born in Massachusetts, she entered the Sisters of Providence in 1947 and professed final vows in 1954. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at Our Lady of Sorrows (1949-1951, 1980-1981), St. Leo (1951-1954) and St. Mark (1989-1994, 1995-1998).

Sister Ruth is survived by two sisters, Rose McClure and Renette Baldasaro.

Sr. M. Paula Donovan


Holy Cross Sister M. Paula (Eleanor Ann) Donovan, 90, died June 6.

Sister Paula was educated by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Woodstock, Ill., and decided she wanted to become one. Sister Paula taught at St. Theodore (1943-1949, 1968-1969) and Most Holy Redeemer School, Evergreen Park (1957-1958).

In her later years Sister Paula served as a formation director of the young sisters.

She is survived by her sisters Evangeline, Rita and Rosemary.

Sr. Joan Liberty


Adrian Dominican Sister Joan (Marie Kieran) Liberty, 87, died June 7 in Adrian, Mich.

Born in Canada, she was in the 69th year of her religious profession.

Sister Joan spent more than 37 years ministering in education in Michigan and Illinois. She also worked in pastoral ministry in Michigan.

In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she taught at St. Killian (1949- 1950); Santa Maria del Popolo, Mundelein (1950-1956); and St. Joseph, Homewood (1956-1957).