Sister Anne Karen Brannick, M.M.
Current Ministry Location – Maryknoll Sisters Center, NY
Sister Anne Karen is a native of Freeport, Illinois and since her entrance into Maryknoll in 1943, she has given years of ministry 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 to Hawaii in 1946, where she would devote herself during the next eighteen years. On her arrival in Hawaii, she immersed herself wholeheartedly in social work through the diocesan social services office, serving with gentle devotion in numerous areas, especially in foster homes. Sister Anne Karen 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, CA. She served at the admissions office of the Maryknoll’s Tuberculosis Hospital. Sister Anne Karen then returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center, where she worked for nine years at the reception desk and switchboard.
In 1983, Sister Anne Karen became the librarian at the Center’s Rogers Library, serving the Congregation until her retirement. In 2012, Sister Anne Karen was assigned to the Retirement Community at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, NY.