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In Memoriam: Sister Joan Utecht, OSB

January 2021
Sister Joan (Evelyn) Utecht was born on October 28, 1934 to Alexander and Mathilda (Barten) in St. Nicholas, Minnesota, the fifth child in a family of seven, four girls and three boys. In 1957, she entered the scholasticate at St. Paul’s Priory and chose the name of her patron saint, St. Joan of Arc. She entered the novitiate on June 1, 1958 and made her first Profession of Vows on July 11, 1959. She attended the College of St. Catherine, earning a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1962 and a Master’s Degree in Counseling in 1972 from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master’s of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1989.
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January 2021 E-Newsletter

December 2020
It is our joy to connect with you in welcoming the New Year, a chance to pause from the unprecedented and unexpected challenges of 2020. Know that at the Monastery, you occupy a place in our daily conversations and at our Liturgy of the Hours, often by name. We share your longing for assurance that in 2021 things will be good for us all and for all our families. In our partnership of prayer and hospitality, we treasure the model of resiliency we find in one another.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Agnes Trombley, OSB

December 2020
When Sister Agnes was born, her name was recorded as Celeste Therese Trombley in the Sacred Heart Parish of St. Paul, Minnesota. Celeste Therese was the fifth of six children born to George and Agnes Trombley. At six months old, her family moved to North Minneapolis and joined St. Anne’s Parish.
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Requesting Help from Community

December 2020
We are sharing this news story in hopes that someone in the community can help identify the driver involved in the hit and run of Carolyn Edwards, a beloved mother and grandmother. Carolyn’s daughter, Sari, is a dear member of our health care staff, and the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery hold Carolyn, Sari, and…
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