Sister Catherine Marie Duenne

Hometown: Charleston, Missouri

Entrance Date: August 19, 2001

First Profession Date: July 11, 2003

Perpetual Profession Date: October 4, 2008

Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia
• Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University Southeast
• Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance at the University of Evansville
• Master of Arts in Ministry – Liturgy at St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, MN

Work Background:
• Potato farm for 6 summers while in high school and college
• Odd jobs while in college (McDonald’s, Baskin Robbins, Schnuck’s grocery store, tutoring, teacher’s assistant)
• Community Advisor in the university residence hall
• Music teacher for 9 years (1 year at Sts. Peter and Paul in Haubstadt, IN and 8 years at Notre Dame Academy in Louisville, KY)
• Music Director at parishes in southern Indiana
• Organist/Accompanist in Evansville and Ferdinand area

Present Ministry: Director of Liturgical Music Ministries at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Indianapolis, IN

Other Interests: I like being with others and coming up with creative ideas, activities, and projects. I like watching football and "This Is Us."

What attracted me to this community: I was looking for a place that focused on community life and prayer. We are all individuals with various gifts, interests, and ministries, but our prayer life unites us. We can all teach and learn from each other.

Testimonial Quote: By being a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict, I have learned many new things. We have a wealth of talent and experience at our fingertips. I know I am never alone and always supported.