July 29, 2016

Three Sisters of Providence celebrate golden jubilees

Criterion staff report

Three Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are celebrating their 50th jubilees at their community’s motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods this year.

They include Sisters Cathleen Campbell, Mary Jo Piccione and Linda Thompson.
 

Sister Cathleen (formerly Christian) Campbell is a native of Washington, D.C. She entered the Congregation on Sept. 12, 1966, from St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis. She professed perpetual vows on Oct. 21, 1972.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a master’s degree in radio/TV, from Loyola University in Chicago with a master’s degree in pastoral studies, and from Catholic Theological Union with a doctorate in ministry.

In the archdiocese, she served in Indianapolis as a teacher, campus minister, coordinator of public relations and assistant principal at Providence Cristo Rey High School.

Sister Cathleen has also ministered in Illinois.

She currently serves as coordinator of the archdiocese’s Circle of Grace program.
 

Sister Mary Jo (formerly Mary Joel) Piccione is a native of Indianapolis. She entered the Congregation on Sept. 12, 1966, from Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1978.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and from Indiana Central (now the University of Indianapolis) with an associate of applied science degree in nursing.

At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, she served on the infirmary staff and as a registered nurse.

She also served in Indiana in the Lafayette Diocese, and in California, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Sister Mary Jo currently ministers as the chaplain of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif.
 

Sister Linda Thompson is a native of Orange, Calif. She entered the Congregation on Sept. 12, 1966, from St. Joachim Parish in Costa Mesa, Calif. She professed perpetual vows on Oct. 22, 1978.

She graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in special education, and from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., with a degree as a registered nurse.

In the archdiocese, she served in Terre Haute as a registered nurse at the former St. Ann Clinic, and as a registered nurse and teacher for Happiness Bag, Inc.

At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, she served as a nurse, director of nursing, and director of holistic health services.

Sister Linda has also ministered in Massachusetts.

She currently ministers as a registered nurse supervisor and community nurse at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville, N.C. †

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