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Sister Catherine Barber celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

The next of our Sisters we honor as she celebrates 70 years of religious life is Sister Catherine Therese Barber, a native of Springfield, Ky.

Sister Catherine is an avid follower of the news, and believes in educating herself to know how to make a difference for others – just as she taught her elementary school students for 22 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Brescia College in 1966. She earned a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University in elementary guidance in 1972.

All of her ministry was in Kentucky. She was a teacher in Louisville at St. Columba School (1955-59), St. Leonard School (1964-65), and St. Denis School (1975-77). She taught at St. Francis School, St. Francis (1959-64) and at Immaculate School, Owensboro (1965-67). She served as principal and teacher of St. Christopher School, Radcliff (1968-70), then taught at St. Thomas More School, Paducah (1970-75).

She served in health care and pastoral care at the Ursuline Motherhouse (1977-86), as a patient representative in Owensboro at Mercy Hospital and Owensboro Mercy Health System (1987-97), and as a receptionist at Brescia University (1999-2002). Her Motherhouse ministries include serving on the archives staff (1997-98), in hospitality at the Conference and Retreat Center (1998-99), and as information receptionist (2002-04), chapel sacristan (2004-08), and assistant in Mission Advancement (2008-14). She is retired at the Motherhouse and is active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.

Congratulations Sister Catherine!

Jubilee congratulations may be sent to 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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