Sister Anne Karen Brannick, M.M. from Freeport, IL will be celebrating her 75th Jubilee this year.
Sister Anne is a native of Freeport, Illinois, and since her entrance into Maryknoll in 1943, she has given more than fifty years of ministry and service to her congregation and the people of Hawaii.
An earnest woman, Sister Anne Karen set out with quiet optimism to her first mission assignment in 1946, where she would devote herself during the next eighteen years.
On her arrival in Hawaii, Sister Anne Karen immersed herself wholeheartedly in social work through the diocesan social services office, serving with gentle devotion in numerous areas, especially foster homes. Sister Anne also acted as the Executive Administrative Assistant at Catholic Social Services before becoming the Maryknoll Superior for the Hawaii/Marshall Islands Region.
After two years of family ministry, Sister Anne Karen worked for another two in Monrovia, California. She served at the admissions office of Maryknoll’s Tuberculosis Hospital. Sister Anne Karen then returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, NY, where she worked for nine years at the reception desk and switchboard.
In 1983, Sister Anne Karen became the librarian at Rogers Library. Over 20 years in this post, Sister Anne oversaw research and periodicals and then acted as administrator.
In 2012, Sister Ann Karen was assigned to the Retirement Community at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York.