sister jean meier

50th Jubilee

Sister Jean Meier was born in St. Louis, Mo. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1963 and was received into the novitiate in 1964 as Sister Marian Anthony.  She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Fontbonne College in 1969 and master’s degrees in theology from St. Louis University in 1976 and in pastoral counseling from Loyola University, Chicago in 1989.  She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1994.

In the St. Louis Archdiocese, Sister Jean taught at Immacolata Grade School in 1967 and in 1971 at St. Joseph’s Academy. In the 1980s she served her CSJ community as the director of vocation education and as the director of novices at the St. Joseph Provincial House.  In the early 1990s, Sister Jean again served her CSJ community in leadership as a provincial councilor. 

Outside of St. Louis, Sister Jean taught in the late 1960s and early 70s at Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School in Raytown, Mo.  In 1973 she began seven years of service in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  She taught at St. Joseph High School and, in 1976, was the religious education diocesan consultant.  From 1980 to 1983 she was the St. Louis province director of vocations for the CSJs. She also served in the late 1980s to early 1990s in the Archdiocese of Chicago as a faculty member at the Institute of Pastoral Studies  and as a counselor at Parish Counseling Service.

In 1996 Sister Jean began her work as a psychotherapist at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and then at St. Louis Consultation Center.  Since 2008 she also served as a member of the St. Louis province leadership team, a term that will conclude in July 2014.

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