Sister Geneal (Mary of St. Andrew) Kramer

Order: 
Adrian Dominican Sisters (OP)
Jubilee year: 
60th, reception
Birth name: 
Geneal Kramer
Birthplace: 
Columbus, Ohio
Entrance: 
1955
First profession: 
1958
Final profession: 
1974
Education: 

Bachelor's degree, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind.

Master's in education, Xavier University, Cincinnati

Master's in religion, Mount St. Mary Seminary, Cincinnati

Doctor of ministry, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago

Service in the archdiocese: 

Co-director, Collaborative Dominican Novitiate, St. Louis, 1990-93

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Associate director of religious education program, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1974-78

Pastoral associate, St. Michael Parish, Sharonville, Ohio, 1978-83

Co-director of lay pastoral ministry program, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and assistant professor of pastoral theology, Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, 1983-90

Faculty member, Lumko Institute, Germiston, South Africa, 1994-98

Facilitator, Lectio Divina Sessions, Dei Verbum Course, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1995-2004

Spiritual director at St. Therese Parish; adjunct faculty member, St. Norbert College; retreat director for sabbatical program, Conossian Spirituality Center, all in Albuquerque, N.M., 2004-present

About me: 

Sister Geneal entered the Society of St. Mary Reparatrix, Detroit, in September 1955 after graduating from St. Mary of the Springs Academy (now Ohio Dominican University) in Columbus, Ohio. Before joining the Adrian Dominican Sisters, she served as director of religious education for St. Paul Parish in Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1972-74, and as member of the retreat team, Religious Education Teacher Training, Mary Reparatrix Retreat Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1966-72.