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Sister Kathleen Hanley

July 21, 1942 - March 26, 2021   |   Passed On

Sister Kathleen Hanley (Edward Mary) 

Download a beautiful tribute to Sr. Kathleen HERE.

A native of Lewistown, Montana, Sr. Kathleen Hanley was born in 1942, entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1960 and made her first vows in 1963.

Sr. Kathleen received an associate’s degree in education from Ottumwa Heights College in Ottumwa, IA, a BA in English from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA, an MA in religious education from Seattle University in Seattle, WA, and an MA in pastoral liturgy from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

Sr. Kathleen’s ministry of teaching began at St. Vincent in Davenport, IA. She taught at St. Austin School in Minneapolis, MN, and St. Pius X in Rock Island, IL, Lenihan High School and St. Henry in Marshalltown, and Columbus High School in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, she served as campus minister of music at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. From 1978-1980 Sr. Kathleen was the CHM director of novices, from 1980-1984 she was the CHM Vice President, and from 1983-1986 she was the CHM coordinator of retired at the Humility of Mary Center. From 1995-2000 she served as executive secretary for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Saratoga, CA. She later was in music ministry in Montana at St. Jude Church in Havre, and St. Leo Parish in Lewistown and also served as music director at St. Patrick Co-Cathedral in Billings.

Sister Kathleen enjoyed singing in the Billings Symphony Chorale. She belonged to two book groups one of which focused on Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical LAUDATO SI': On Care for our Common Home. She especially enjoyed volunteering as a cuddler in the neo natal intensive care unit at St.Vincent Healthcare. Sister Kathleen was dedicated to the ministry of prayer & witness.

recorded in 2013