Sister M. Monica Sendlosky - 70 years of religious life!

Sister M. Monica Sendlosky was born on January 18, 1934, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She entered religious life on September 8, 1952, and professed her vows on August 12, 1955. Sister began her work in the ministry of education in 1954, when she was assigned to teach at Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago. Sister taught multiple elementary grades there from 1954 to 1969. During this time she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Loyola University in 1968.

From 1969 to 1970, Sister taught fourth grade at St. Hedwig in Gary, Indiana, where she also served as the local secretary. Sister taught second grade at SS Philip and James in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1970 to 1974, and then returned to St. Hedwig from 1974 to 1976, teaching second grade.


Sister Monica was transferred to Madonna High School in Chicago in 1976. During her years at Madonna High School, Sister Monica fulfilled her responsibilities as librarian, library aides coordinator, audio-visual coordinator, and student council moderator. She also was involved with the school's musicals. Sister likewise served as the local minister, local treasurer, and local secretary during her years at Madonna Convent.


Sister Monica was a board member at St. Joseph Home from 1981 to 1983, and at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Indiana, from 1986 to 1991. In 2001, Sister went to work at St. Joseph Home, serving in the finance department, and also in pastoral care.


Sister served in leadership for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago when she was elected General Councilor from 2003-2008, and then appointed General Secretary from 2008 to 2013. Sister returned to Our Lady of Victory Convent in 2015 and has served as assistant local minister. Congratulations to Sister M. Monica Sendlosky on 70 years of religious life!


Sister M. Monica Sendlosky