Sister Mary Lillian Baumann

Spreading the CSJ mission through her work with the province’s Mission Advancement Office … meet 60th jubilarian, Sister Mary Lillian Baumann.

Sister Lillian, baptized Anna Lois, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was received into the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1958. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in 1962.

Sister Lillian began her years as a CSJ teaching elementary education. She taught at St. Joseph Grade School in Marietta, Georgia (1962-67), St. Joseph Industrial School in Keshena, Wisconsin (1967-1974), and Holy Angels Grade School in Indianapolis (1974-1979).

Transitioning to social work, Sister Lillian served at the Metropolitan Area Citizen Organization in Indianapolis as a neighborhood betterment worker (1979-81) and then as the associate director (1981-1985). Moving to St. Louis in 1985, Sister Lillian served at Fr. Tolton Catholic Outreach, first, as the coordinator for seven years and, then, as director her final year there.

For the last 17 years, Sister Lillian has served her CSJ community in St. Louis. She volunteered at Nazareth Living Center for 10 years. Then, she went to work in the Development Office (now Mission Advancement Office) at the St. Joseph Provincial House in St. Louis. In 2005, she began as an office worker, and since 2011, she has served as the donor relations assistant.