October 23, 2015

Former St. Christopher parishioner professes first vows as Dominican sister

Dominican Sister Mary Xavier WinterrowdDominican Sister Mary Xavier Winterrowd, a former member of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis, professed the simple vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as a Dominican Sister of Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn., on July 28.

Sister Mary Xavier is the daughter of Joe and Debbie Winterrowd. She is a graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in the science of child development.

She served for two years as a missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. She is currently studying at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., in preparation for teaching at the elementary school level. †

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