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Remembering Sister Jean Rooney, CSJ

 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

March 25, 1929 – September 20, 2023

Jean Rooney, CSJ

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Jean Rooney, CSJ, who died on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in St. Paul.

Sister Jean was born on March 25, 1929 to Earl M. Rooney in Minneapolis. She entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on September 8, 1950 and professed final vows on August 15, 1958. She was given the name Sister St. Dominic.

She graduated from Central High School in St. Paul, earned her bachelor of arts from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, and a master’s and doctorate in Spanish/English/Italian from the University of Minnesota.

Sister Jean taught Spanish at the College of St. Catherine from 1964 to 1971, including serving as department chair. She taught at St. Mary’s Junior College in Minneapolis from 1972-1995. After retiring from college teaching, she tutored at Learning in Style in Minneapolis until she retired in 2009.

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The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and our dear neighbors. We seek to build communities and bridge divides between people. Since our first sisters gathered in 1650, our members have been called to “do all things of which women are capable.” The first sisters of our congregation arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1836, and we now have additional locations in St. Paul, Albany, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Japan and Peru. Today, we commit to respond boldly to injustice and dare to be prophetic.


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