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Home \ About Us \ Sisters of Providence have a rich history in Monta

The legacy continues

Sisters of Providence living today have a rich history of ministry in Montana

This list illustrates how closely tied today’s sisters are to the development and growth of key institutions in Great Falls and Missoula, Mont.

Afinidad, Lina Columbus Hospital -- LPN, 1970-75
Alcorn, Peggy Columbus Hospital -- Project Director for volunteer care ministry development, 1985-86
Arkell, Inez Sacred Heart Academy-- Prefect Senior Girls, 1959-60
St. Clare Hospital, Fort Benton -- LPN, 1966-68
Columbus Hospital-- Sisters’ Dining Room, LPN, Pastoral Care Dept., Director of Pastoral Care, Hospital Chaplain, 1947-48, 1968-75, 1977-96
St. Luke Parish: volunteer, 1997-2000
Benefis Health Care -- volunteer in Escort Services, 1997-2002; volunteer in pastoral care, 2003-05
St. Vincent de Paul -- volunteer, 2003; Angel Room & St. Jude Conference for Home Visiting, volunteer, 2004-05
St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Great Falls -- pastoral minister, prison minister and other pastoral ministries; Spiritual Director, 2004-11
St. Martin de Porres Mission -- volunteer, 2010-12
Emilie Center: volunteer, 2012
Benoit, Maryann Sacred Heart Academy -- teacher, 1960-62
University of Great Falls -- assistant professor and professor of English, advisor to foreign students, 1973-92 Catholic Central High School -- teacher, 1963-73
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish -- language helping services, 1993-97
Great Falls -- language helping services, local annalist, 2000; teach ESL, 2001-02; volunteer assistance with editing and writing, 2003-10; prayer and helping neighbors, 2011-13
Botch, Margaret Central Catholic High School -– teacher, 1961-64
Diocese of Great Falls -– parish development, consultant, 1978-81
Byrne, Dorothy St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, principal, 1947-49, 1954-56
Sacred Heart Academy, Missoula -- teacher, principal, 1963-64
St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, 1949-53; principal and teacher, 1956-61
St. Gerard School, Great Falls -– teacher, 1953-54
Cleto, Maria Lourdes Sts. Peter and Paul School -– helper and part-time teacher, 1967-69
Cummings, Mary K.

St. Gerard School, Great Falls -– teacher, 1956-57
St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1952-54, 1957-60
St. Anthony Parish, Missoula -– parish minister, 1985-86
University of Great Falls -– office assistant, 1961-62; treasurer, business manager, 1962-68
St. Thomas Home, Great Falls -- business office, 1972

Ellwart, Dolores St. Gerard School, Great Falls -– teacher, treasurer, CCD, 1964-65
St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1954-59
Columbus Hospital – companion bookkeeper, companion
Emert, Lily May Columbus Hospital -– companion bookkeeper, companion pharmacy, 1948-50
St. Patrick Hospital -– pharmacy, 1950-55, 1958-68
Fernando, Deling St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, 1965-66
Columbus Hospital -– student nurse, 1962-63
St. Thomas Home -– assistant in Grade 1, companion to junior boys, 1963-64
St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula – teacher, 1971-74
Fink, Clarella St. Thomas Home -– teacher, 1948-49, 1959-64
Sacred Heart Academy, Missoula -– teacher helper, 1947-48
St. Gerard School, Great Falls -– teacher, 1952-59, 1965-67
St. Anthony School, Missoula -– teacher, 1973-74
St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1974-84
Fitzpatrick, Sharon Area Agency on Aging, Great Falls -– Elderly Services Program, 1989-90
George, Judy St. Gerard School, Great Falls -– teacher, 1963-66
University of Great Falls -– French professor, 1971-78
Goligoski, Elinor St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, treasurer, CCD, 1968-71
St. Patrick Hospital -– Finance Office, 1984-85
Gress, Elizabeth St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, 1953-55
St. Gerard School/St. Thomas Home -– teacher, 1948-50
St. Thomas Home -– teacher, principal, 1955-56, 1965-66
St. Gerard School, Great Falls -– teacher, 1962-63
Sts. Peter and Paul School -– teacher, principal, 1966-74
University of Great Falls -– admissions director, 1974-80
Hawkins, Karen University of Great Falls -– student, 2001
Great Falls -– Beyond the Circle board member (Americorps mentoring program at UGF), 2001
Gateway Recovery Center, Great Falls -– case manager, 2002; licensed addiction counselor, State of Montana, 2003-05
University of Great Falls – director, campus ministry, 2009-10
Locati, Rosalie St. Gerard School -– teacher, 1968-71
St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1966-68, 1971-75
Marceau, Ida Mae St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, 1967-71
St. Thomas Home -– Montessori teacher and school director, 1972-77
Columbus Hospital -– LPN, 1978-86
Mason, Helen St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1969-71
Murray, Lois St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1969-71
Murray, Lois University of Great Falls -– public information, 1981-82
Diocese of Great Falls – volunteer ministry, 1992
Great Falls -– volunteer home ministry to parents of Indian children, 1992-95
Nealen, Mary Kaye St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, 1965-66
Sacred Heart Academy, Missoula -– teacher, 1971-74
University of Great Falls -– assistant professor of religious studies, 1988-92; associate professor of theology and religion, local annalist, 1997, 2000-04, 2006-11; board of trustees member, 2001-03; provost, vice president of academic affairs, 2003-04; spiritual director of LUMEN Program, 2006-11; director of mission integration, 2008-11
Paganessi, Cecilia St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1943-46, 1948-49
St. Raphael School, Glasgow -– teacher, 1950-56
St. Gerard School –- teacher, principal, 1958-64
St. Thomas Home -– accounting clerk, 1976
University of Great Falls -– accounts receivable clerk, 1976-84 Poverello Center, Missoula – assistant director, 1984
Parent, Jeanette &St. Clare Hospital, Fort Benton -– LPN, 1972-74
Columbus Hospital -– pastoral care, 1987-88
Rutan, Kathryn St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1956-59
St. Thomas Home -– teacher, 1962-63
Sts. Peter and Paul School -– teacher, principal, 1963-66
University of Great Falls -– political science instructor, 1969-71
Opportunities, Inc., Great Falls -– community development specialist, 1971-73, 1978-80
Seubert, Annette University of Great Falls -– assistant to treasurer, 1967-68
St. Thomas Home -– treasurer’s office, 1968-72
Columbus Hospital -– pastoral care, 1977-81
Stacey, Frances University of Great Falls -– campus ministry, 1984-85
Ybarrola, Ann Dolores St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1938-41
Sacred Heart Academy, Missoula –- teacher, 1957-63
University of Great Falls –- assistant registrar, 1973-80
Central Catholic High School –- teacher, office work, 1963-68, 1968-73
University of Great Falls –- director of institutional research, veteran counselor, 1980-90; accountant for financial aid programs, 1990-92
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Great Falls –- language helping services, bookkeeper, 1993-98, 2000-10
Great Falls -– prayer and helping neighbors, 2011-13
Zimmer, Dorothy Columbus Hospital -– RN, 1952-55
St. Patrick Hospital -– pastoral associate, 1978-82
Holy Family Hospital, St. Ignatius -– RN, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1964-78
Zimny, Dorothy St. Thomas Home -– teacher, 1937-38, 1940-43
St. Gerard School -– teacher, 1947-50
St. Francis Xavier School, Missoula -– teacher, 1938-40, 1951-52
Holy Family Hospital, St. Ignatius – medical records librarian, 1970-71
St. Patrick Hospital, RN, recovery room, 1969-72

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