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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Dominican Sister Antonia Stare celebrates 70th jubilee of profession Aug. 4

the Inland Register

(From the Aug. 3, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Antonia Stare of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa will celebrate her 70th jubilee of profession with Mass celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, Spokane, on Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m.

The Mass will be followed by dedication of the Antonia Room, named in her honor, in the parish center.

Sister Antonia was born in Deer Lake, Wash., but grew up in Sacred Heart, Wilbur. She graduated from Seattle University and earned a masterís degree in education and sociology from Gonzaga University. She dedicated her ministry to nursing, teaching, and special education.

She has been a nurse, a principal, a high school teacher, and a specialist working with the developmentally disabled. She was obstetrical supervisor at St. Martin Hospital, Tonasket, for six years. She also taught at Marycliff High School, Spokane, and helped start and ministered at homes for the developmentally disabled in Spokane and Cheney, for 19 years. She also ran a home for recovering addicts in Spokane.

She continues to visit the sick and homebound of St. Aloysius Parish and serves as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist.

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