Sister Kathleen Tomlonovic

Currently Serving

She earned as master's degree in Asian languages and literature from the University of Iowa and a doctoral degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. From 1983-85 she was a research fellowship awardee, studying at Beijing University and Sichuan University, China.

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Sister Karen Macksey

Currently Serving

​Sr. Karen Macksey was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1948. She made her first vows in 1951.

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Sister Marilyn Kraus

Currently Serving

​Sr. Marilyn Kraus was raised in Nauvoo, Illinois, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1948. Her first vows were pronounced in 1951.

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Sister Joanne Di Iulio

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​Sr. Joanne Di Iulio was born in Silvis, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1948. Her first vows were pronounced in 1951.

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Sister Marita Bartholome

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​Born in Great Falls, Montana, Sr. Marita Bartholome entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1943 and made her first vows in 1946.

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Sister Kathleen Henneberry

Currently Serving

Sister Kathleen is an active environmentalist and volunteer. Her ministries have included teaching and parish work in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota...

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Sister Roberta Brich

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The connection with the land and rural people has contributed to the sisters' distinguishing characteristics of simplicity and steadfastness in the face of major challenges.

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Sister Jude Fitzpatrick

Currently Serving

Sr. Jude currently serves as director of administrative and special services for the Diocese of Des Moines.

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Sister Kathleen Hanley

Currently Serving

Attentive to the call of the Spirit in our lives...Sr. Hanley has been in music ministry in Montana at St. Jude Church in Havre, St. Leo Parish in Lewistown, and St. Patrick Co-Cathedral in Billings. Sister continues as a musician and is active in a ministry of prayer and witness.

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Sister Constance Pailliotet

October 29, 1926 - April 2, 2018   |   Passed On

The article has descriptions of special events held at the Agency and revealed how Sr. Connie had become part of families there. Of special significance were Connie’s efforts to enable students to know their Crow history and language. The bi-lingual program included aides and teachers who were fluent in Crow and could teach in that language and in English. In fact a former professor of Connie’s had linked her with a teacher from England who had a bi-lingual program for natives of Bangladesh. They had committed to sharing outcomes of their experiences.

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Sister Kathryn O'Meara

Currently Serving

After teaching for several years Sr. Kathryn entered the health field. As an RN she worked in the medical nursing unit of St. Joseph Hospital, Ottumwa, IA, for several years before becoming a part of Project Hope, a land-based medical team that ministered in Tunis and Tunisia, Africa. She then entered the National Health Service Corps which let her minister as a family nurse practitioner to Native Americans through the Navajo Nation Health Foundation.

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Sister Claudellen Pentecost

Currently Serving

Life in community is the best thing I've had. It fulfills a dream.

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Sister Rosalia Riedel

Currently Serving

Sr. Rosalia received a BA in education from Marycrest College and received her Certified Nurses Aide training from Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa. Her ministry of teaching found her in the Iowa cities of Centerville, Bettendorf, Albia, Des Moines, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa and in Lewistown, Montana and Rock Island, Illinois. She also was a program facilitator at the Center for Active Seniors (CASI) in Davenport.

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Sister Cecelia Vandeberg

Currently Serving

Sr. Cecelia received a BA in music from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan. Her ministry of teaching music and academics found her at schools in Montana including St. Mary (1941-59), St. Peter & Paul (1969-73), and Our Lady of Lourdes (1973-88) in Great Falls and St. Leo (1966-68) in Lewistown. She also taught music at St. Pius X in Rock Island, Illinois. From 1988 - 2012 Sr. Cecelia worked in hospital ministry in Great Falls, Montana.

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Sister Johnelle Howanach

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Sr. Johnelle Howanach found herself, in 1988, the foster mother of a 6-year old Native American girl disabled from birth with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Although, told that the child was uneducable, Sr. Johnelle’s tutelage and love has allowed ‘Lissie” to grow into a confident young woman, founder of a Lissie's Luv Yums and national speaker on Fetal Alchohol Spectrum Disorder.

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