Celebrating Sister Judith Ann's 60th Jubilee

Sister was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and entered the Sisters of the Third Order in East Peoria, Illinois, on September 8, 1964.

"What has been the most satisfying aspect of my vocation is definitely belonging to God and seeking always to let Him do with me whatever He desires in the service of others. It is never what WE can accomplish, but it is so awesome what GOD does accomplish with and through us. What I treasure deeply is sharing that commitment to God with my religious sisters in a community whose daily life is immersed in prayer"

Chief Areas of Ministry: Major Superior to The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Chairperson of OSF Healthcare System and Coordinator of Ministry Development Program for OSF Leadership and Key Management.

Vocation Story - Click to read about brought Sister to the convent

Education:
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL received Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing;
- St. Francis Seminary, School of Pastoral Ministry, Milwaukee, WI, completed 2 graduate courses in Basic Pastoral Counseling Skills;
- Saint John’s University – Institute for Advanced Studies in Catholic Doctrine, New York City, NY, received a Master of Arts Degree;
- Bradley University, Peoria, IL, received Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management;
- Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Anthony College of Nursing, Rockford, IL

Background:
- Nursing Supervisor, Saint. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, IL from 1972-1973
- Director of Formation for Religious Community from 1982-1987
- Coordinator of Ministry Development Program for OSF Leadership and Key Management of OSF Healthcare System from 1988-Present
- Treasurer of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis from 1989-2000
- Member of the Board of Directors OSF Healthcare System from 1989-Present
- Member of the Governing Board of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis from 1994-Present
- President of OSF Healthcare System from 2000-2006
- Major Superior of Religious Congregation from 2006-Present

Awards and Recognitions:

- The Pere Marquette Award, Catholic Diocese of Peoria, IL, for outstanding leadership and service to the Church
- Recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross, Pope Benedict XVI, for dedication to Catholic Healthcare and heroic leadership in her religious community.