Sister Mary Jacqueline Kissel

Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

Testimonial Quote: I have found being a member of our community has helped draw the best from me - given me many opportunities. Many beautiful Sisters, a place to call home when I was young, middle aged, and now as I am older - security, lots of sisters praying for me.

Entrance Date: September 5, 1953

First Profession Date: June 13, 1955

Perpetual Profession Date: August 10, 1959

Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education
• Master’s degree in Special Education

Work Background:
• Teacher of primary grades in St. Joe, Evansville, Fort Branch
• Special education at Marian Day School
• Catholic Office of Education
• Catholic Charities
• Christian Social Services (Recycle Center) in Rockport
• Pastoral Associate at St. Joe, Jasper and St. Anthony
• Evansville Justice Ministries Formation Director (Postulants and Novices)

Present Ministry: Retired; visiting nursing homes, emergency food pantry call center facilitator.

Other Interests: Congregations, acting for justice and empowerment reading.

What attracted me to this community: I was taught by our sisters and went to the Academy.