75th Jubilee-Sister Anne Teresa Kamachi, M.M.

Kamachi, Ann TeresaSister Anne Teresa Kamachi, M.M. from Freeport, IL will be celebrating her 75th Jubilee this year.

Sister Ann Teresa Kamachi, MM, most recently with Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, has been a Maryknoll Sister for over 70 years. She entered Maryknoll Sisters in 1943 from Manzanar, a Japanese-American internment camp in California, where she first encountered the Sisters at work.

Born in Shelton, WA, Sister Ann, who holds a BS in nursing from Providence Hospital, Seattle, WA, first served at a tuberculosis hospital run by Maryknoll in Monrovia, CA, from 1950-53. She then worked as a clinical instructor and nurse supervisor at Maryknoll Hospital, Kansas City, MO, from 1956-65, returning again to Monrovia, where she continued to practice nursing until 1968. That year, Sister Ann returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY, where she served as a nurse at Bethany House, the nursing home for the most elderly and infirm members of the congregation.

Sister Ann then worked from 1969-74 at the New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston, and as a private duty nurse in Boston’s Chinatown. In 1975, she was sent to Hawaii, where she worked in Honolulu, first with natural family planning from 1975-79, then in pastoral ministry from 1980-82.  Sister Ann then returned to the Center, where she worked in congregational services from 1982-1985. In 1986, she went again to Honolulu, HI, where she did hospice work at St. Francis Hospital from 1986-92 and pastoral ministry at Tripler Hospital from 1987-1992.  From 1991-2006, she was a Eucharistic minister at both St. Francis and Tripler Hospitals . She  has resided since 2007 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York.