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SisterTeresa Houlihan

Those who walk in the way of justice will see the face of God. Ps. 11

I have had the privilege of walking these sixty years with women who strive to live these words.

The blessing of a Dominican vocation has been the framework within which I have lived these past sixty plus years. For this grace I am ever grateful. My years of Dominican life and mission have been fulfilling and meaningful for me.

I was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. My home parish was the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains. I entered religious life after several years of study at the University of Toronto. After profession I earned an MA from Catholic University, Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. from Laval University, Quebec, Canada.

Accordingly, my years in ministry have been spent primarily in the classroom introducing students at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids and Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, to the study of philosophy. However, for a period of eight years I had the honor and privilege of serving the Sisters as Prioress of the congregation. I cherish those years as truly a blessed time.

I offer prayer and thanks for my family, my education, my vocation, and the members of the congregation; and in a special way for the Sisters with whom I lived and worked.

2018 – 67 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for refugees and immigration reform

Sister Teresa helped open Marywood Health Center in Grand Rapids and helped manage the new rehabilitation center.

Sister Teresa was elected prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids in 1980. She served until 1984 with Sister Phyllis Ohren, Councilor, and Sister Patrice Konwinski, Councilor.