Sister Jo Ann Bastien

 Sister JoAnne BastienSister Jo Ann Bastien, M.M.

Current Ministry Location – Maryknoll Sisters Center NY

Sister Jo Ann entered Maryknoll at Valley Park, Missouri on February 1, 1953 from St. Paul Parish, St. Cloud, Minnesota. She received her R.N. in 1952 from St. Catherine College of Nursing. Sister Jo Ann made her First Profession of Vows on September 8, 1955 and received her foreign assignment to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1956 and immediately started language study. Un fortunately, the Ceylon government refused to issue a visa.

Sister Jo Ann was assigned to Hong Kong in 1957 and was engaged in teaching and nursing in the Kwun Tong area until 1963. She returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and joined the Eastern US Region based in Chicago Chinatown where she taught at St. Therese’s School from 1968 – 1981.

In 2000, Sister Jo Ann retired to the Maryknoll Sisters Residence in Monrovia, CA and then returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in NY.