Sister Doloria Kosiek - 75 years of relgious life!
Sister Doloria Kosiek was born on January 5, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. She entered religious life on July 2, 1947, and professed her vows on August 12, 1950. Sister started in the ministry of education in 1947, when she was assigned to teach third grade at Sacred Heart in Tolleston, Indiana. She was assigned to teach at Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago, where she taught third grade (1950 - 1951), fifth grade (1951 - 1952), second grade (1952 - 1953), and fourth grade (1953 - 1954).
Sister Doloria was then assigned to teach at St. Florian in Chicago where she taught third grade (1954 - 1955), fourth and fifth grade (1955 - 1956), and sixth and seventh grade (1956 - 1957). Sister went on to teach fifth and sixth grade at Sacred Heart in LaPorte, Indiana, until 1960, then seventh and eighth grade at St. Florian in Chicago until 1967. In 1967, Sister Doloria was assigned to teach at Blessed Sacrament in Gary, Indiana, where she taught fifth grade (1967 - 1969) and seventh grade (1969 - 1970).
Sister received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and her Master’s degree in Education focusing on Counseling and Guidance from Loyola University. She also received her Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Studies in Chicago.
Sister Doloria took a new direction in her career when she entered the ministry of religious education. Sister served as the Director of Religious Education at St. Matthias in Crown Point, Indiana, from 1970 to 1975 and then as the Director of Religious Education at St. Pascal Parish in Chicago from 1976 to 1980. She continued on as Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Chicago (1980 - 1991), St. Hugh Parish in Lyons, Illinois, (1991 - 1994), and St. Mary of Celle Parish in Berwyn, Illinois, (1994 - 1995). Sister Doloria was also a
Pastoral Associate at St. Thecla Parish in Chicago from 1992 to 1994.
Sister Doloria taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr School, in Chicago, starting in 1995, and also served as the Assistant Principal (1998 - 2000). From 2000 to 2001, Sister worked on the Fostering Faith Program with the Office of Catechesis in Chicago. Then beginning in 2000 she taught literacy in the ESL program at Oakton Community College until 2001, and at Triton Community College until 2002. Sister continued her work at Madonna Convent in various roles including Vocation Minister (2001 - 2007), Affiliate and
Candidate Minister (2007 - 2011), and Local Secretary (2009).
Sister Doloria now lives at Our Lady of Victory Convent in Lemont. She received the Franciscan Federation Peacemaker Award in 2014 for her work with the Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants. Congratulations to Sister
Doloria Kosiek on 75 years of religious life!
Sister Doloria Kosiek