Sister Pat Rhoten celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Today we celebrate the second of our Sisters who are celebrating 60 years of religious life, Sister Patricia Rhoten, a native of Palmyra, Neb. She was formerly known as Sister David Clare.

Sister Pat is a joyful, organized person who loves to find the beauty in her surroundings. She’s always been a hard worker who taught her students to love God. She is a 1968 graduate of Brescia College with a degree in elementary education, and earned a master’s degree in religious studies from St. Louis University in 1977.

Sister Pat was a teacher at St. Martin School, Flaherty, Ky. (1967), St. Michael, Fairfield, Ky. (1967-68), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, Ky. (1968-69), St. Thomas More, Paducah, Ky. (1969-72), Seven Holy Founders, Affton, Mo. (1972-74) and St. John Berchmans, Shreveport, La., (2005-2009). She was principal and teacher at St. Pius Tenth School, Owensboro, Ky. (1974-79), St. Romuald, Hardinsburg, Ky. (1980-83), Lourdes Elementary, Nebraska City, Neb. (1983-93), and Sacred Heart, Poplar Bluff, Mo. (1996-99).

She was vice principal of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount, Ky. (1979-80), and assistant to the president of Brescia College, Owensboro (1993-96). At the Motherhouse, she served as Local Community Life Coordinator (1999-2005), assistant to the archivist (2010-17), and library coordinator (2017-19). Sister Pat is retired and active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.

Congratulations Sister Pat!

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


  1. Pat Howell

    Hey “Pat 1″!!!
    Congratulations dear friend. Was sitting here remembering and thought about the first time I met you. I was a ‘lowly” novice at the time and we decided you would be “Pat1” and I would be called “Pat2” so we wouldn’t get mixed up and that’s stuck since. Glad to have you in my life and friend. (Also the time I came to Poplar Bluff for something and spent the night–shared a cup of tea).

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