Sister Elaine Hagedorn
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Sr. Elaine Hagedorn (Sr. Marie Paul) entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1957. Her first vows were pronounced in 1960.
Sr. Elaine studied elementary education at Ottumwa Heights College and received her bachelor’s degree from Marycrest College. She taught in the Iowa schools of St. Mary and St. Patrick in Ottumwa, St. Joseph in Dunlap and St. Mary School in Marshalltown where she was also principal. In Des Moines Sr. Elaine served as the area coordinator in the Diocesan Social Action office and delivered meals through the Homemaker Service. She served as pastoral minister and director of religious education in Visitation Parish. Sr. Elaine lives in Des Moines and is actively involved in peace and justice efforts including the Des Moines Faith Committee for Peace and a board member of the Catholic Peace Ministry.
Sr. Eleane Hagedorn, CHM at left with her biological sister, Sr. Jeanie Hagedorn, CHM