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Sister JoAnne Talarico

Currently Serving

Sister JoAnne Talarico entered the CHM community in 1954 and professed her first vows in 1957.

She received her associate of arts degree from Ottumwa Heights, bachelor's degree from Marycrest College and master's degree in theological studies from Notre Dame.

In the Davenport Diocese she taught in Davenport, Bettendorf and Ottumwa. She also taught elsewhere in Iowa and Illinois.

Sr. JoAnne also followed a path of pastoral ministry in Iowa and was a media specialist for the Diocese of Des Moines, an educational consultant for Iowa Religious Media Services,  a resident assistant at Bishop Drumm Center in Johnston, and office manager at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Sudent Center at Drake University.


Sr. JoAnne is a Juvenile Justice Advocate in Des Moines.  Read about this work in "A Nun's Pocket", the CHM blog....

Aso, Read about Sr. JoAnne's work with the Des Moines Veterans Stand Down...