SisterMario Pavoni

“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you: Your right hand upholds me.” ~ Psalm 63:7-8

Jubilarian 2023 – 60 Years a Sister

On June 24, 1944, at 11:07pm, Betty Katherine Pavoni was born to Katherine and Joseph Pavoni. Mary Jane followed in 1946, Linda followed in 1950. Grand Rapids, Michigan, was home until 1957 when the family relocated to Saginaw, Michigan. Entrance day, September 8, 1962, from SS Peter and Paul High School, Saginaw, Michigan.

Over my 60 years, I have enjoyed travel in the US, many years via tent comforts. The Lands of Dominic tour was especially meaningful during the 2000 Jubilee Year and we were able to walk through the Jubilee Doors. My ministry allowed me to serve as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 40+ years and as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Teacher for a 15-year ministry — these years overlapped. In these ministries, I have touched many lives with the help of the Lord.

As I type these words, my view from my bedroom window is of our 100+ year-old Marywood building. Many memories of life shared, life lived, life companions, life prayer. I am grateful and humbled as I have been supported, encouraged and loved into life in this Dominican Community.

2023 – 60 years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for those seeking healing

Sister Mario taking an opportunity to talk about the Feldenkrais method with Juan Oliverez and his wife during at event at Marywood.

Sister Mario using her skills as a Guild Certified Feldenkrias Teacher® at Dominican Center at Marywood.

Classmates Sisters Mario Pavoni Mary Pat Beatty Anne Breitag celebrating their 60th Jubilee.

Sr. Mario Pavoni is one of our “ringers” on one of the Sister teams at our annual Dollars FORE Dominicans golf outing.

“Home is where you pitch your tent.” ~ Mario Pavoni OP

In ministry with Sister Mario Pavoni, OP

Forward in Faith: Toward a Future Full of Hope


Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2023 Jubilarians