75 years of consecrated life
Sister Dorothy Ann Reppen, CSC, who currently serves in the ministry of prayer, will be honored on July 16, 2017, during a jubilee celebration in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind., for her 75 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross.
Sister Dorothy Ann served in the ministry of education for 35 years, sharing her gifts as an elementary school teacher and principal. Her work led her to Iowa and to several communities in Illinois and Indiana. She taught at St. Joseph School and Christ the King School in South Bend, Ind., and served as a teacher and principal at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School in Elkhart, Ind. Sister Dorothy Ann also taught in the Diocese of Rockford, Ill., for nine years and in the Diocese of Peoria, Ill. for 10 years. She later worked for 15 years at Renew, Inc., a South Bend, Ind., organization that helps low-income families attain housing. There, she served as assistant director of housing and bookkeeper. She continued in business management roles at Mary’s Solitude, a retreat center in Notre Dame, Ind., and with the Congregation, which included her service with Our Lady of Holy Cross Convent and Saint Mary’s Convent, Notre Dame, Ind.
Sister Dorothy Ann was born in Boscobel, Wisc. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., with a Bachelor of Science degree, and earned a Master of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. She also was awarded postgraduate degrees from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; and Indiana University South Bend, Ind. Sister Dorothy Ann made her initial profession of vows on August 15, 1942, and her perpetual profession on August 15, 1945.
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