I have come that you may have life and have it to the full - (Jn. 10:10)
I praise and thank God for my “wonder” “ful” life beginning with my faith filled loving parents, my sister and six brothers, and my Dominican family. I have been so blessed to be called to teach, be in pastoral ministry, religious education and spiritual direction. I am now blessed to be living here at Marywood. These 60 years have been an awesome and challenging journey to fullness of life.
I was born in Elberta, MI on October 22, 1934 of parents Charles and Rose (Pawloski) Anderson. Our family moved to Traverse City, MI. where I attended St. Francis Grade and High School. There were two older siblings, Al and Betty (their mother had died), and later five younger brothers, Phil, Bill, Tom, Pete and Bob. Growing up near Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding beauty was a great blessing.
I entered the Grand Rapids Dominicans on September 8, 1953. The next 60 years were spent teaching mostly first graders, serving as Director of Religious Education for Handicapped Persons for the Gaylord Diocese, Religious Ed. and Pastoral ministry in parishes including my home parish of St. Francis, Traverse City. I am so grateful for all the wonderful people who have been in my life who helped me grow in the love of God, neighbor and all creation.
2022 – 68 Years a Sister
Pray for safety and healing of abused women and children
Sister Catherine’s art features nature’s beauty: flowers, butterflies, and landscapes. You can enjoy more of her art pm note cards for sale in the Bookstore at Dominican Center.
See more of Sister Catherine’s art in her gallery.
Sisters Jean Reimer and Catherine Anderson celebrating their 60th Jubilees in 2014.