There are four Sisters teaching at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago for the 2021-2022 school year: Sister Maria Canisius in history, Sister Isaac Marie in science, and Sister Mary Ignatius and Sister Mary Esther in theology. School was fully in-person this year, the mask mandate was lifted in February, and school activities have returned to normal. Besides teaching in the classroom, the Sisters have enjoyed being able to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, prayer, and fellowship for the students. Sister Mary Ignatius and Sister Mary Esther chaperoned the Respect Life Club on their annual March for Life trip. Sister Maria Canisius and Sister Isaac Marie brought a bus full of Ignatius students to the February vocation retreat at our Motherhouse in Ann Arbor. In March, Sister Joseph Andrew and Sister Mercedes joined the Chicago sisters to host a vocation retreat for about twenty Ignatius young women. Sister Mary Esther began an after-school discipleship group during Lent which the students wanted to continue into the Easter season. To close off this grace-filled year, the Sisters lead a group of students in making the Marian Consecration on the Visitation, May 31, our last day of school!
The Chicago Sisters are blessed to work alongside and be served by many faithful priests, including the Jesuits who serve at St. Ignatius, and Bishop Bob Lombardo, the Bishop of our Chicago vicariate.