Sister Marita Bartholome
Born in Great Falls, Montana, Sr. Marita Bartholome entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1943 and made her first vows in 1946. She studied business at Great Falls College in Great Falls, and earned her bachelor of science in business education from Marycrest College, Davenport. She earned a bachelor of science in library science from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a master of science in library science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Her ministry as a teacher/librarian in Montana included St. Leo High School in Lewistown and Central Catholic High School in Great Falls. She was the head librarian at Marycrest College in Davenport and reference librarian at the Great Falls Public Library in Great Falls. She volunteered from 1997-2009, setting up the archives in the University of Great Falls library. She is active now in a ministry of prayer and witness and lives at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston.