Sister Ursula Keough

October 4, 1922 - February 28, 2016   |   Passed On

Right after Vatican II we were teaching the children the newer ideas of theology and the more open way of operating in the Church. When they tried to explain it to their parents, it wasn’t making sense. It seemed like it was creating a division rather than having parents and children on the same track. So I began to feel it was important that we work more with the adults and then, in turn, help them work with their children.

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Sister Darlene Schwarte

September 15, 1937 - March 17, 2016   |   Passed On

At the time of her 50th jubilee as a Sister of Humility in 2006, she reported she had spent 26 years as a teacher’s aide and 26 years as a cook...In addition to her baking skills, Sister Darlene was a fine seamstress and produced needle-work pieces and other crafts for the holiday sales that were annual events at the Center for years.

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Sister Adrienne Marie Savage

December 26, 1912 - August 31, 2008   |   Passed On

It seems that her students, co-workers, and CHM sisters all recognized her leadership ability and often quietly referred to her as `Sarge.` She remained faithful to her core values until the end.

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Sister Madeleine Marie Schmidt

July 9, 1916 - August 27, 2008   |   Passed On

Maddie was a woman of many talents; in addition to all that I have mentioned, she found time to champion the cause of women by serving as a member of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women from 1969-1978. We would be hard-pressed to find anyone who kept up with world, national, state, and local politics and events as well as Maddie did.

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Sister Miriam Therese Foley

September 23, 1914 - April 26, 2008   |   Passed On

Sister definitely embodied the Humility Charism as a person with diverse gifts, a gracious personality, and a quiet energy as she shared the fullness of life with all she met, especially the poor and those in need (Search and Service).

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Sister Eileen Roseberry

April 25, 1911 - January 12, 2008   |   Passed On

Sister Eileen was a religious woman of many talents and a marvelous sense of humor. She definitely embodied the charism of the Sisters of Humility whether she was teaching in the classroom, serving as principal and administrator, assisting family and neighbors, or enjoying the company of her CHM family.

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Sister Becky Dobbels

October 9, 1956 - November 25, 2007   |   Passed On

Sister Becky always appeared to me as a courageous traveler whether it was pursuing her ministry in such a high stress area of medicine, coming to Davenport in all kinds of weather to participate in CHM activities, going home for family celebrations, or hitting the road in the camper for vacations.

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Sister Mary John Byers

February 4, 1917 - June 7, 2007   |   Passed On

Sr. Mary John was instrumental in establishing the Humility House of Prayer on a Marycrest College site located on 10th Street in Davenport. When in 1976 the site was needed for other purposes, she moved to Ottumwa and started a prayer center at the motherhouse at Ottumwa Heights that also brought participants from the Ottumwa parishes. In 1982, when Ottumwa Heights was sold to Indian Hills Community College, Sister was undaunted in continuing her prayer ministry and came with the sisters to Davenport where she continued her work at Project Renewal living in Davenport’s Central City.

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Sister Mae Murphy

May 29, 1915 - May 12, 2007   |   Passed On

After making her first vows on August 1, 1936, Sister immediately began what was to be a long and varied teaching ministry. Anyone who ever lived with Sister Mae knew of her superb culinary skills. She may have been the best candy maker in the CHM community as her donations to bake sales and bazaars were legendary.

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Sister Mary Bernard Bowers

August 3, 1920 - April 18, 2007   |   Passed On

Among her special memories was a wild ride shared with Sister Mary Cecilia and a good Monsignor just learning to drive, giving another Monsignor’s dog a very large piece of chewy, caramel candy to keep his mouth occupied in order to protect her Christmas ornaments, walking to the Ursuline Academy Junior College from Sacred Heart Convent in thirty degree below zero weather with only a black shawl for warmth, and a highlight to be sure was her Marian year trip to Europe in 1988.

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Sister Maurine Sofranko

October 23, 1910 - March 26, 2006   |   Passed On

Sister was a woman of many talents not the least of which was gardener and horticulturalist. She often spoke of the miniature purple iris that she brought from her mother's garden. How appropriate for Sister Maurine to begin her new life in springtime as everything around us is coming to life. The chirping birds are a reminder of how vigilant she was in feeding them and how adamant she was in keeping the squirrels away even to the point of greasing the pole to the birdfeeder so the squirrels could not climb it.

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Sister Penelope Wink

Currently Serving

Pastoral Worker & Psychotherapist Sr. Penelope Wink lives with two dogs in a small house in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. She has ministered in the area since 1976. As a...

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Sister Marilyn Berger, PhD

Currently Serving

I believe, as did Carl Jung, that people are basically good, given the right environment, they are naturally inclined towards wholeness. I also believe, as research has shown, that it is the therapeutic relationship, over and above any particular mode of treatment, that determines the extent to which a person will "get well." And I am a relationship builder.

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Sister Lynn Mousel, MD

Currently Serving

April 2017 - Sr. Lynn Mousel has relocated to Davenport from Great Falls, Montana, after being elected to the 2017-2021 CHM Leadership team. She will also assume a position as CHM Coordinator of Membership.

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Sister Cathleen Real

Currently Serving

The Climate Project (TCP) held its first first-ever Faith Community Training, October 8-10, 2008 led by Nobel Laureate Al Gore, and resulted in the addition of 135 new TCP presenters to a base of...

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