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History of St. Joseph Heights: Ten provincial superiors in Covington

Posted on: November 9, 2018 2:00 pm
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Four former Provincial Superiors. Seated (left to right) Sister Mary Borromeo and Sister Mary Joseph. Standing (left to right) Sister Mary Joann and Sister Mary Joell. Photo from page 69 of "Covington’s Sisters of Notre Dame" by Michael Hargis.

by Sister Mary Joan Terese Niklas, SND Archivist

When the Sisters of Notre Dame first arrived in the United States in 1874, one provincial house (in Cleveland) served the needs of all the sisters. As the number of sisters increased (in 1924) Covington and Toledo were also raised from districts to provincial centers. In 1961 Thousand Oaks, California became the fourth Sisters of Notre Dame Province in the USA.

Currently, the four provinces are engaged in a time of transition to become again one province in 2020.

From 1924 to 2020 ten provincial superiors will have served terms in Covington:

 PROVINCIAL
 SUPERIOR

 DATES OF TERM  IMPORTANT EVENT DURING TERM
 Sr. M. Angela
 Meiners

1924-1947  Ministry in Birmingham, AL began in 1937
 Sr. M. Joseph
 Geise

1947-1959  Ministry in Harlan, KY began in 1957
 Sr. M. Margaret
 Pauly

 1959 (April-September)  Sr. Margaret died of cancer in 1959
 Sr. M. Borromeo
 Rumpke

 1959-1971  St. Claire Medical Center opened in Morehead in 1963
 Sr. M. Joann
 Pitstick

 1971-1983  Joseph Hall added on to Provincial Center in 1980
 Sr. M. Joell
 Overman

 1983-1986  Sr. Joell elected Superior General of the Congregation in 1986
 Sr. M. Margaret
 Droege

 1987-1996  Mission in Uganda began in 1995
 Sr. M. Shauna
 Bankemper

 1996-2005  Julie Learning Center opened in 1998
 Sr. Marla
 Monahan

 2005-2014  Notre Dame Urban Education Center opened in 2010
 Sr. Mary Ethel  
 Parrott                     
 2014-2020  Sr. Mary Ethel awarded Judith Clabes Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018

 


Suggested links by Sr. Joan Terese Niklas

90 Years: St. Joseph Heights

The sister who set a record

Buried treasure

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