September 11, 2020

Former St. Christopher parishioner professes perpetual vows

Criterion staff reportt

Dominican Sister Mary Xavier WinterrowdDominican Sister Mary Xavier Winterrowd, formerly a member of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis, professed perpetual vows as a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia in Nashville, Tenn., on July 25 in the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. Seven other members of the religious community professed perpetual vows during the liturgy.

The daughter of Joe and Debbie Winterrowd, Sister Mary Xavier is a graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in child development at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and a master’s degree in elementary education at Aquinas College in Nashville.

Sister Mary Xavier currently serves as a second-grade teacher at St. Joseph School in Cottleville, Mo.

Founded in 1860, the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia have approximately 300 sisters serving in more than 41 schools in the U.S., with missions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and Scotland. †

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