s. marianne dwyer
Sister Marianne was born in St. Louis, Mo., entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in1961, and was received into the novitiate in 1962 as Sister Evelyn John. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Fontbonne College in 1966 and a master’s degree in English literature from Ohio State University in 1975.
Sister Marianne has served 54 years in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Before entering the Sisters of St. Joseph, she taught at St. Edwards and Seven Holy Founders schools for six years.
As a Sister of St. Joseph she taught in the 60s and 70s at St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Joseph Academy. She taught briefly in Indianapolis in the mid-70s. In the early 1980s, she taught at Sts. John and James School.
From 1983-1992, Sister Marianne served as the coordinator of publications for the Sisters of St. Joseph. She was also administrative secretary at Nazareth Living Center in 1993.
Her last 20 years of active ministry included being a literacy tutor for the Literacy Council of Greater St. Louis, a master teacher for the St. Louis Public Schools Adult Education and Literacy program, and an education coordinator for the Literacy Council and the Carondelet Family Literacy programs.
Sister Marianne served on administrative boards of the Religious Public Relations Council, the Literacy Council of Greater St. Louis and the Literacy Roundtable of Greater St. Louis.
She retired in 2008 and, since 2010, she has resided at Nazareth Living Center where her ministry consists of being library coordinator as well as prayer witness. She enjoys playing cards and belonging to a prayer group, a writers group and a breakfast club.