Sister Michael Ann Monaghan celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

The next of our Sisters celebrating a jubilee in 2022 is Sister Michael Ann Monaghan.

Sister Michael Ann, a native of Central City, Ky., is celebrating 70 years as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Michael Ann holds with great love each student she was privileged to help and is grateful for the parents and all who trusted and supported her during her teaching ministry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Brescia College, Owensboro, Ky., in 1965. She earned her master’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in reading from Western Kentucky University in 1973.

She was among the first teachers at Immaculate School in Owensboro (1954-63), and also served in Owensboro at Sts. Joseph and Paul School (1966-72). She also taught in Kentucky at St. Ignatius School, Louisville (1963-64) and St. Romuald School, Hardinsburg (1983-86). She spent one year at St. Teresa School in Glennonville, Mo., (1996-97).

Much of her education career was spent in New Mexico. She served three times at St. Joseph School in San Fidel (1964-66, 1977-83 and 1989-96, this time as principal and teacher), twice at Sacred Heart School, Farmington (1972-77, 1986-89 as principal and teacher) and also at Immaculate Conception School, Cuba (1997-98) and St. Francis of Assisi School, Gallup (1998-2001.) She ministered in outreach to St. Joseph Parish, Aztec (2005-06).

From 2007-08 and again from 2009-12, she served in family ministry in her native Central City. At Maple Mount, she was a receptionist at the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center (2003-05), and since 2012, she has volunteered in the Finance office.

Congratulations Sister Michael Ann!

Friends can write to her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.