65 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Sister Kathleen made her first profession on August 12, 1955 and her final vows on August 12, 1959.

Sister Kathleen was born in Johnson City, New York, on March 1, 1935, to John Robert and Dorothy (Mead) Washington.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Mount Mercy College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1962. She earned a master’s in history in 1970 and a doctorate in history and fine arts in 1991, both from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She also took continuing education courses at universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Maryland.

A lifelong educator, Sister Kathleen taught students at the elementary, secondary and university levels. She taught middle grades at St. Mary in Steelton, Pennsylvania; Christ the King in Kinston, North Carolina; and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Niles, Ohio. She also taught at St. Joseph Academy in Columbia, and Lancaster Catholic in Lancaster, both in Pennsylvania. At Lancaster, she also served as assistant director of curriculum.

Her university service included Villanova, York and Immaculata in Pennsylvania.; the University of Dayton in Ohio; Mount St. Mary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.; St. John on Staten Island and Iona in New Rochelle, New York.

Sister Kathleen’s community service was primarily research, both in the former province of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and also in the ASC General House in Rome.

While still maintaining her connection to Immaculata University, Sister Kathleen is now Living Mission in Later Life at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

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