Sister Pat Heidenry
Sr. Patricia Heidenry was born Mason City, IA, and entered the Franciscan Sisters in Dubuque, IA, in 1949. She transferred to the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1977.
Sr. Pat received a BA in elementary education from Briar Cliff College and later a pastoral ministry certificate from Seattle University. Her teaching ministry in Iowa took her to Melrose Park, Waterloo, Pocahontas and Remsen. In California she taught in Crescent City and in Illinois she taught in Melrose Park. She served the Springfield, IL, diocese for 10 years at St. Joseph Parish in Quincy. She also served in pastoral ministry at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE, and at the Dubuque Franciscan Sisters retirement home for 10 years. Sr. Pat currently serves in a ministry of prayer and witness at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport, IA.