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Maura Anne Dunn, CDP

Sister Maura Anne entered religious life from St. Anselm parish. She credits life-saving, emergency surgery and a three-month period of recuperation as what most influenced her decision to enter religious life. She says, "An overwhelming call to religious life manifested itself." 

Sister Maura Anne has worked in the La Roche College information office since 1994. At one time, she was the first person to greet people at the welcome desk. Now she fills in at the admissions building, off campus, where she does whatever is needed; answers phones, does data entry, sorts mail. She is surrounded by youth and feels energized there. "Here," she says, "everybody knows your name … like Cheers!" Before pursuing a religious vocation, Sister Maura Anne worked for 13 years for the Department of the Air Force in the Pentagon. Prior to joining the staff at La Roche she had a full career as a medical social worker at Divine Providence Hospital. She says, "Being with patients as they breathed their last breath and go home to God has been the most powerful experience in my life."

Sister Maura Anne has a great sense of humor, and it’s evident in her work. She says, "My coworkers and other staff members all know that I am a Sister of Divine Providence." She says that almost daily, she is approached by someone who asks her about the Community and the Sisters with whom she lives. "People know I’m happy with my life and that it reflects God’s providential love for all of us."

Self-described as sentimental, extroverted and having a quirky sense of humor, Sister Maura Anne enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, swimming, long walks and bike rides.

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