Sister Rosalie Digenan died April 3, 2023 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana. Sister was born April 23, 1932 in Easton, Missouri and was one of seven children of Arthur and Nora (Moyer) Digenan. She graduatedfrom St. Patrick High School in Chicago, Illinois and entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950.
Sister earned her BA in Elementary Education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, Missouri (1958); an MEd in Special Education from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (1965); and she completedadditional study in theology and spirituality at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado (1988).
Following initial formation, Sister Rosalie served as a teacher at St. Patrick Grade School, Chicago, Illinois;Cathedral Grade School, Natchez, Mississippi, Cosgriff Memorial School, Salt Lake City, Utah; St. Pius X Homeand School, Kansas City, Missouri; and Marillac Center, Kansas City (while in Kansas City, Sister also served asExecutive Director at Marillac Center). Sister Rosalie then served five years in Special Services for theArchdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1984, Sister became a member of the Vincentian Formation Team at DeAndreis House/Vincentian Theologica in Denver, Colorado. In 1988 Sister Rosalie became Religious Education Director for the Diocese of Springfield/Cape Girardeau, Missouri; then, Pastoral Associate/CampusMinister for Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. She then was missioned to Marygrove in Florissant, Missouri where she served in Mission Integration. In 2018, Sister Rosalie came to Seton Residence to serve in Pastoral Ministry and in the Ministry of Prayer until the time of her death.
A Wake Service and Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Rosalie was held April 11, in the Seton Residence Chapel,Evansville; burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Sister Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Gerald, Terrance, and Richard Digenan; and her sisters Monica Digenan, Patricia Arnold, and Sister MaryAnn Digenan. She is survived by nieces and nephews, her Sisters in Community, and many friends.