Remembering Sister Ann Pat Ware, Alumna and Former Faculty Member

| March 7, 2013

Webster University mourns the passing of Sister Ann Pat Ware, Webster alumna and former theology faculty member and department chair.

Sister Ann Patrick (aka Marion Ware) earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin, with minors in French and education, in 1940 from Webster, a master’s in Latin in 1951 from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and a Magisterium in Scientiis Sacris in 1957 from Regina Mundi in Rome.

Sister Ann Patrick Ware

Sister Ann Pat Ware

After teaching in Colorado, Alabama and at Nerinx Hall high school, she joined the faculty of the Theology Department at then-Webster College in 1957. She became department chair in 1963 and served as professor and chair of the department until 1966, when she accepted a faculty position at the University of North Dakota.

She later spent several years in New York, including her time serving with the Institute of Women Today in New York (1984 to 1991), advocating for prisoners and sitting in on court cases. She returned to St. Louis in 1998 to work in the Loretto Finance Office, serving in this capacity until 2011.

Sister Ann Patrick resided at the Loretto Center in Webster Groves, continuing to do free-lance editing and translating in several languages. She was editor for, “Midwives of the Future: American Sisters Tell Their Story” and “Naming Our Truth: Stories of Loretto Women.”

Sister Ann Pat died Feb. 23 in hospice care at Bethesda-Dilworth Nursing Home, surrounded by Sisters of Loretto friends. A memorial service will be scheduled mid-March at the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Loretto Center, Webster Groves.

Category: Advancement, Faculty, St. Louis Campus News

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  1. Mary Petersen says:

    As a member of the class of 1965, I remember Sr. Ann Patrick as one of the strong Loretto women who guided Webster while I was attending. Along with Sr. Mary, Sr. Gabe, Sr. Anna Barbara and others, these women were great examples of the selfless dedication to teaching and Webster that we have come to associate with them.