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Sister Mary (Joel) Vosters

Sister Mary pursues artistic endeavors

Sister Mary (Joel) Vosters

S. Mary was born in Little Chute, WI, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Dominican College. She attended Mundelein College, Chicago, where she received a certificate of religious education. She served as a teacher, religious educator, and pastoral minister in schools and parishes around Wisconsin, Michigan, and Kentucky, including teaching at St. Edward’s in Racine. S. Mary lives at Siena Center and provides community service.


Sister Mary Vosters Celebrated Her 60th Jubilee in 2013

What first drew you to the Racine Dominican community?
My first and second grade teachers were Racine Dominicans, and they were inspiring examples of what I hoped to be.

What has kept you in the community all these years?
The community is a place of love, peace and outreach to various ministries.

What was one particularly cherished memory of your years in ministry?
In 1962, our centennial celebration, my assignment was teaching second grade at St. Edward’s. My class numbered 50 pupils, and my CCD class was 50 pupils. My contribution to our celebration was 100 children receiving Jesus for the first time.

What is one thing people today should know about the Racine Dominicans?
The Racine Dominicans are a group of dedicated women who reach out to others in various needed ministries.

What do you enjoy doing at this time of your life?
I enjoy watercolor painting, playing my guitar with the Siena Music Makers, and working in Saint Catherine’s flower garden.