Sister Dolores Congdon, M.M.
Current Ministry Location-Maryknoll Sisters Center
Sister Dolores Congdon of Queens Village, NY, entered Maryknoll in 1950 after attending Grace Institute for secretarial skills. She then earned her R.N. degree from Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, N.Y., and later on, earned both her B.S. in nursing and her Masters in Public Health from the University of San Francisco and the University of Michigan. Sister Dolores also earned a Certificate in Midwifery at Ilsin Hospital in Pusan, Korea.
Sister Dolores ministered to the sick in Pusan and Kwang Hwa in Korea. In 1981, she was assigned to Dacca, Bangladesh, where she administered a program specializing in natural family planning until 1986.
In 2001, Sister Dolores worked for four months with the Maryknoll Sisters in East Timor.
The people of Cambodia also benefited from Sister Dolores’ nursing skills. She worked with the refugees in Phnom Penh from 1991-1993. Sister Dolores then returned to Korea from 1994-2001, where she served as regional bookkeeper. In 2000, she returned to the United States for her role as the administrator of out-patient care at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, she remained in this role until 2014.
Today, she resides at the Maryknoll Sisters Center as a volunteer.