|Pictured from left are the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur celebrating 75 years in religious life. They are Sisters Lucille Neu, Ruth Suedkamp, Angela Franks and Juliana Mislovic. Sister Maura Guilfoyle is shown standing. (Courtesy photo)
Sister Maura Guilfoyle
Sister Maura’s years of ministry included 35 as a classroom teacher, most of which were in schools within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. She taught primary grades at Cardinal Pacelli in Cincinnati; at Holy Angels and Ascension schools in Dayton; the former St. Stephen and Queen of Peace schools in Hamilton; and St. Susanna in Mason. After leaving the classroom, Sister Maura served as a pastoral associate for nine years at St. Peter in Chains Parish in Hamilton. She is a native of Detroit.
Sister Angela Franks
A native of Dayton, Sister Angela was a classroom teacher for 30 years, 21 of which were spent in schools within the archdiocese. The parish schools included the former St. Mary in Hamilton, and the former Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Reading. She also taught at the former St Xavier Commercial and Mount Notre Dame high schools in Cincinnati. She later served in administrative roles for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio province.
Sister Juliana Mislovic
Born in Hamilton, Sister Julianna taught religion and science for 21 years, 16 of which were in schools in the archdiocese. They included the former Julienne High School in Dayton and Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati. She was also novice and postulant director for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for more than 10 years.
Sister Lucille Neu (formerly Sister Anna Charles)
A native of Dayton, Sister Lucille taught in elementary classrooms for 53 years, 23 of which were at schools within the archdiocese. The schools included the former St. Paul in Cincinnati, and Immaculate Conception, Holy Family and Holy Trinity in Dayton. After leaving the classroom, Sister Lucille served in the Foster Grandparent programs at Immaculate Conception and St. Helen schools in Dayton.
Sister Ruth Suedkamp (formerly Sister Mary Cyril)
Sister Ruth spent 38 years in the classroom teaching chemistry, physics and mathematics, 10 years of which were at the former Julienne High School in Dayton and Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati. In retirement, she served as an assistant pharmacist for 13 years at the Mount Notre Dame Health Center. She is a native of Hamilton.
|Marking 50 years in religious life are Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Janice Bohn, left, and Ruth Fecke. (Courtesy photo)
Sister Janice Bohn (formerly Sister Mary James)
A native of Ft. Wayne, Sister Janice was a classroom teacher for seven years, with her first assignment at Our Lady of the Rosary School in Dayton. She left the classroom and began a life-long ministry in adult education and spiritual direction in parish communities in Phoenix. For seven years, she also served on the general government team for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, headquartered in Rome. She continues in ministry as the regional coordinator of Notre Dame associates in Mesa, Ariz.
Sister Ruth Fecke (formerly Sister Alice Julie)
Sister Ruth is a native of Dayton and was an elementary school teacher for 29 years. She spent 21 of those years in archdiocesan schools including Holy Family and Our Lady of the Rosary in Dayton; the former Catholic Central Community School in Hamilton; St. James of the Valley in Wyoming; and St. Dominic in Delhi. After leaving the classroom, Sister Ruth served as an administrator for the Cincinnati Land Coop for seven years and currently serves in the appliance matching program at Resource in Cincinnati.