sister james patrick corbett

70th Jubilee

Sister James Patrick Corbett, baptized Rosemary Adeline, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1946 and was received into the novitiate in 1947. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of St. Teresa (now Avila University) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1958.

In 1949, Sister James Patrick began teaching in St. Louis at St. Joseph Home for Boys and St. Anthony of Padua Grade School.

She taught at St. Elizabeth Grade School in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1950s; at St. Francis de Sales Grade School in Denver until 1966; and at Notre Dame de Lourdes Grade School in Wellston, Missouri, until 1972.

Returning to St. Louis, Sister James Patrick taught once again at St. Anthony of Padua and St. Joseph Home for Boys, where she served as a tutor from 1980 to 1988.

In 1988, she began 17 years of service for her Sisters of St. Joseph Community as a staff member in the treasury office at the St. Joseph Provincial House.

Sister James Patrick retired in 2005. Since 2006 has lived at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis where she continues to carry out her ministry of prayer and presence.

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