“You have been told what is good and what God requires of you: to do Justice, to love Mercy, and to walk Humbly with your God.” - Micah 7:8
I was born to Marian and Ernest Dansereau in Bay City, MI, the oldest of three children that survived.
I have God, my parents and extended family, the Grand Rapids Dominicans, and my cousin Sr. Mary Lee Pitre to thank for my vocation. I was taught from grades 1-3 at Holy Rosary (Sr. Adrienne) and 4-12 at St. John’s in Essexville graduating in 1967 and entering Marywood that same year. I attended Aquinas College and later Grand Rapids Junior College where I received LPN and later an Associate Degree in Nursing.
My ministries in nursing have taken me to Ferguson Hospital; Aquinata Hall in Grand Rapids; St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor; Bay City working for two oncologists in their office; and then Brian’s House, an in-patient hospice for two and a half years. I spent time caring for my mother and doing massage at a bed and breakfast before coming back to Grand Rapids and ministering to our Sisters in nursing, foot care, and massage.
I am grateful to all who have walked this journey with me and remember that, “Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is Holy.” (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
2018 – 50 Years a Sister
Pray for cancer patients
Sr. Roxane (far right) with fellow staff at the office of Drs. Cook and Abrahamson in Bay City
Sister Roxane in costume for the special olympics polar plunge in 2013
Sister Roxanne giving a massage in Bay City after graduating from a school of massage