Three Sisters of Charity, BVM, will celebrate 75 years

Sr. Dobel

DUBUQUE — Three Sisters of Charity, BVM, who were educators in the Diocese of Davenport, will celebrate 75 years in religious life this fall. They are among seven diamond jubilarians who will gather in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel in Dubuque on Sept. 12 for a Mass of thanksgiving.

All three Sisters entered the BVM congregation Sept. 8, 1935. They professed first vows on March 19, 1938, and final vows Aug. 15, 1943.

Sister Ann Regina Dobel, a native of Missouri, was an educator and administrator and also served in parish ministry. In Burlington, she taught from 1952–55. She also taught and/or served as superior/principal in Illinois, Wisconsin, California and Colorado. Sr. Dobel also served as a parish minister in Arizona.

Sister Julia Clare Greene, a Chicago native, served as an educator and administrator. In Burlington, she taught at St. Paul High School from 1945–47. She also taught in Mason City, Iowa; Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas and California. Sr. Greene was a financial aid officer and assistant director at Mundelein College in Chicago, and director of student finance at Clarke College in Dubuque.


Sister Carolita McMahon, a native of Chicago, was an educator and taught in Burlington at St. Paul High School from 1960–65 and at St. James in Washington from 1959-60. She also taught in Illinois, Missouri and California.

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