s. adele marie rothan
Sister Adele Marie, baptized Mary Jo, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1961 and was received into the novitiate in 1962. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics/music from Fontbonne College in 1969, a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois-Champaign in 1971 and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Montana in 1982.
Sister Adele taught at St. Mary Magdalen Grade School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School in the late 1960s and early 70s. She was a mathematics faculty member of Fontbonne College from 1971-1977.
Since the 1970s, Sister Adele has worked at various universities across the nation including the University of Montana, Avila University in Missouri and St. Catherine University in Minnesota, where she is a professor of mathematical science and involved in campus ministry.
Two one-year sabbaticals (1994-1995 and 2003-2004) permitted Sister Adele the time to publish as well as take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to participate in a medical mission to Haiti with FOTCOH (Friends of the Children of Haiti).
Home in Minnesota, Sister Adele enjoys the Minneapolis Institute of Art, reading, talking long walks along the river and making dinner for friends.