Celebrating our 2018 Jubilarians

The Dominican Sisters of Peace are proud to announce the Sisters who are celebrating significant anniversaries of their consecration to religious life.

Twenty Five Years

Sue Zemgulis (Niskayuna, NY)
Catherine Arnold (Akron, OH)

Fifty Years

Suzanne Brauer (New Orleans, LA)
Gemma Doll (Columbus, OH)
Mary Catherine Hilkert (South Bend, IN)
Rosemary Loomis (Columbus, OH)
Sue McMahon (Waterford, MI)
Barbara Rapp (Columbus, OH)
Valerie Shaul (Akron, OH)

Sixty Years

Kathleen Andrews (Columbus, OH)
Jeanne Brown (Columbus, OH)
Mary Ann Budka (St. Catharine, KY)
Kevin Clavin (Great Bend, KS)
Germaine Conroy (Columbus, OH)
Mary Costello (Watertown, MA)
Theresa Damicone (Akron, OH)
Mary Rose Garcia (Columbus, OH)
Dominic Haug (Great Bend, KS)
Anne Keenan (Columbus, OH)
Eileen Linehan (Watertown, MA)
Ellen McNulty (New Haven, CT)
Diane McOsker (Oxford, MI)
Mary Meenan (Columbus, OH)
Marilyn Pierson (St. Catharine, KY)
Doris Regan (Columbus, OH)
M. Aimee Ryan (Columbus, OH)
Carol Ann Spencer (Columbus, OH)

Sixty-Five Years

Bernadine Baltrinic (Akron, OH)
Sylvia Bourgeois (Columbus, OH)
Marita Charley (Columbus, OH)
Barbara DeCrosta (New Haven, CT)
Michael Brigid Driscoll (St. Catharine, KY)
Mary Justin Fadden (Oxford, MI)
Joan Marie Ford (Columbus, OH)
Thomasine Hardesty (Columbus, OH)
Mary Jordan Langenhennig (Columbus, OH) 
Mary Judene Lillie (Columbus, OH)
Noreen Malone (Columbus, OH)
Mary Josetta Mayer (Columbus, OH)
Louis Mary Passeri (Columbus, OH)

Seventy Years

Rose Bowen (Columbus, OH)
Josepha Buckley (St. Catharine, KY)
Mary Ellen Dater (Pawnee Rock, KS)
Betty Doskey (Columbus, OH)
Geraldine Eakes (Great Bend, KS)
Frances Ellsperman (Akron, OH)
Marcia Fleder (Columbus, OH)
Joan Miriam Glaser (St. Catharine, KY)
Rosemary Kirsten (St. Catharine, KY)
Thomas Joseph Nacy (St. Catharine, KY)
Marie Joseph Porrello (Columbus, OH)
Rosemarie Robinson (Akron, OH)
Charlotte Unrein (Great Bend, KS)

Seventy-Five Years

Agnes Imelda Frohnapfel (Columbus, OH)
Patricius Henderson (St. Catharine, KY)
Adrian Marie Hofstetter (St. Catharine, KY)
Lucille Winstel (Columbus, OH)

Eighty-Five Years

Vincent de Paul Hutton (St. Catharine, KY)

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2018 Jubilarian Sr. Rosemary Loomis, OP

“Dominic’s innate joy remains contagious.”
2018 Jubilarian Sr. Rosemary Loomis, OP

That’s how Sr. Rosemary Loomis, Columbus, OH, describes herself after 50 years of consecrated life. The Dominican Sisters of Peace congratulate Sr. Rosemary on the Golden Jubilee of her profession of vows as a Dominican Sister of Peace.

Sister Rosemary, a native of Columbus, OH, says that she has “a deep desire to BE God’s blessing to someone.” She has done just that, spending her entire ministry helping families at different life stages. She moved around Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois as a middle school teacher and principal before returning to Ohio to serve on the staff at the Congregation of St. Mary of The Springs. She also served on the staff and as a Resident Life Director of the Mohun Health Care Center, a founded ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, for seven years.

After a brief sabbatical, God called Sister Rosemary to a new ministry, and she served as a Pastoral Associate in Clymer, PA, for three years before returning to Columbus to begin work with Egan-Ryan Funeral Home as a Grief Minister. Through her work there, she became involved with the Central Ohio Chapter of the Parents of Murdered Children/Other Survivors of Homicide Victims, where she has been an instrument of God’s peace to people suffering this painful loss.

During this time, she also served in her Congregation’s Vocation ministry and as a Pastoral Visitor for St. Timothy Parish in Columbus, OH.

Today, Sister Rosemary is the Manager of the Springs Press, the in-house media center for the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She is also on her way to becoming a published author of four children’s books. One of them draws on her experience as a grief counselor, written to help children deal with the loss of a loved one and other childhood trauma.

In her 50 years since making profession, Sr. Rosemary says, she has never been disappointed with the joy and community she found as a Dominican. She also has some advice for women considering their own vocation.

“If you are discerning religious life,” she says, “be patient – be patient with God, be patient with the religious Community and be patient with yourself. Any vocation is what we make it, and we must work to make it come alive every day.”

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Sr. Ruth Schirtzinger, OP

Ruth Schirtzinger-webSr. Ruth Schirtzinger, Columbus, OH, is a nurse at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, as well as a volunteer at Kobacker House Hospice, which provides in-patient hospice care. Sr. Ruth began her ministry as a teacher in primary grades in schools in Ohio and Michigan. She received a Master of Science in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH. Continue reading →

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Sr. Nang Thi Nguyen, OP

nang thi nguyen-webSr. Nang Thi Nguyen, Louisville, KY, entered the Dominican Sisters in South Vietnam and professed vows there in 1966. In 1980, she, two of her nephews, and one niece escaped by boat to a refugee camp in Singapore. Six months later they entered the United States.  Continue reading →

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Sr. Margaret Walsh, OP

Margaret Walsh-webSr. Margaret Walsh is currently a resident of Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, OH. Sr. Margaret describes her life as a Dominican as “very fulfilling with many opportunities to use my professional training and experience to serve God and the Church.” Continue reading →

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Sr. Margaret Mary Kennedy, OP

Margaret Mary KennedySr. Margaret Mary Kennedy recently moved to New Haven, CT, after ministering as Director of Counseling at Caroline Center, Baltimore, MD, for 16 years. “I love enabling others to find their own gifts and to believe that they are capable of achieving their goals,” Sr. Margaret Mary said.  Continue reading →

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