Dominican Sisters of Peace celebrate their golden jubilees

Record Staff Report

Two Dominican Sisters of Peace who served in the Archdiocese of Louisville are celebrating golden jubilees this year.

Sisters Judy Morris and Harriet Agnew were honored this summer during a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates. The congregation was formed by the merger of seven Dominican communities on Easter Sunday of 2009. The Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, Ky., were part of the merger.

Sister Judy Morris, O.P.

Sister Judy Morris, a native of Danville, Ky., entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine in 1969. Throughout most of her ministry, she served in social services. She served as a social worker at Catholic Charities of Louisville and at the Home of the Innocents. She also served as a case manager at the Sister Visitor Center.

She remains active as an advocate for social justice and non-violence. She resides at the Motherhouse in Akron, Ohio, where she serves as a liaison for Mobile Meals, a non-profit that delivers nutritious meals to needy individuals.

Sister Harriet Agnew, O.P.

Sister Harriet Agnew, a native of Louisville, also entered the Sisters of St. Catharine in 1969. She began her ministry in education. She taught at the old Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sts. Simon and Jude schools. She also served as a religious education coordinator at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Ky.

In 1990 Sister Agnew became coordinator of Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine. She later began ministering as a nursing assistant in St. Louis, Mo., and earned a nursing degree at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Sister Agnew served as a nurse at the Home of the Innocents and at Marian Home. She remains active in her nursing ministry at the Motherhouse in Akron, Ohio.

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