Sister Kathleen McClelland, RSM
Name: Kathleen McClelland, RSM
Congregation: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
How long in Vocation Ministry: 10 years
Birthplace: Chicago’s west side
Favorite Pastime / Hobby: I enjoy genealogy and working on my family tree, although I can go for months without getting back to it. I enjoy the sisters I live with and strive to balance work with time for friends and family. I also love being invited to parties where I can dance!
What book is currently on your bedside table? Romero and Grande: Companions on the Journey by Ana Maria Pineda, RSM and Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ. I also love Cozy mysteries and the Mitford series.
Favorite flavor of ice cream: Anything with caramel and chocolate
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere near water and/or a pool, green rolling hills, paved roadways – especially Wisconsin where my family had a summer house.
I’ve always wanted to visit: the places where Paul spread the gospel, the Southwest and Lake Louise in Canada
My favorite thing about being a religious Sister: The sisters in my community (usually!)
I receive the most joy from: Being engaged in a project with others
Why be a religious today: Be a religious today if that is what you feel God has given you the gifts to be. There is so much joy for someone who is in the right place with the right people.
Previous ministries: teacher, librarian, assistant to the President of Saint Xavier College (now University), Learning Disability Coordinator for 12 public school districts, Community leadership team, food service manager at our retirement center, Chicago area coordinator for Mercy Volunteer Corps.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about life – it’s a great gift not to be squandered; I strive to keep the planet healthy for future generations and do whatever I can to help others live a non-violent life with adequate shelter, food and clothing.
How do you relax? Sleeping for nine hours; watching something from Channel 11 that I’ve taped.
In case you missed it, here are some other highlighted CAVA members:
|Brother Jim McDonald||Sister Connie Bach||Sister Marie Mason|
|Sister Lovina Pammit||Sister Michele Vincent Fisher||Father Mike Scherschel|
|Sister Maria Brizuela||Father Adam MacDonald||Father Harold Fisher|
|Sister Jess Lambert||Sisterr Mary Kay Brooks||Fr. Christopher Gibson|
|Mrs. Suzanne Petrouski||Sr. Rose Therese Mann||Sr Kathleen McClelland|