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Sister Barbara (Rose Anthony) Fisher

What first drew you to the Racine Dominican community?

As I visited with my sister Mary at her various missions, I became acquainted with many of the Racine Dominican Sisters. I was especially impressed by their friendliness and sense of happiness.

What has kept you in the community all these years?

During my first twenty-five years in community I was, for the most part, happy and content with community life and my teaching ministry. However, I did welcome the changes that came with Vatican II that guided me to a deeper and more mature life of prayer, study, and community. I also appreciated experiencing more diversity in ministry. I am currently excited about, and proud to be a part of the direction our Congretation is taking. I treasure the relationships I have developed during my years as a Racine Dominican.

What was one particularly cherished memory of your years in ministry?

I cherish the spirit of community and commitment that I was privileged to experience during my years as Religious Education Coordinator at St. John’s, South Milwaukee. It was a great joy to accompany the catechists on their personal faith journeys and in their dedication to the religious education of the children. Many of thses catechists and I developed a personal friendship that continues to this day as is evidenced by several “reunions” that we have enjoyed over the past thirty years.

What is one thing people today should know about the Racine Dominicans?

The Racine Dominicans, Sisters and Associates, give vibrant witness to lives of study, prayer, community and ministry and are committed to truth and compelled to justice.

What do you enjoy doing at this time of your life?

I especially enjoy the warmer months of the year when I can plant flowers, tend them, and be in awe of their beauty and growth. I also enjoy miniature golf and nature walks.