“I have been humbled during my life as a Maryknoll Sister, times when the people’s lived faith was far more eloquent than anything I could have said or done.”
In the photo Sister Pat evaluates with the women a gathering in Guatemala. Patricia (Pat) Redmond from Cincinnati, OH, entered Maryknoll Sisters in 1950. She earned her Bachelor’s of Education at Maryknoll Teachers College in 1955 and left for Bolivia the same year. She began her teaching career in grammar and high school in Lima, Peru. She was appointed principal of schools in Bolivia, first in Montero and later in Cochabamba.
She spent twelve years in an isolated jungle area in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, training migrants as lay religious leaders to serve their communities.
Sister Pat returned to the Maryknoll Center to work in the Office of Social Concerns. As part of a Task Force to prepare the Sisters’ General Assembly in 1984, Sister Pat was so involved in the process, that the delegates elected her to the Central Governing Board.
Immediately after her term on the leadership team, she responded to an invitation to work in Papua New Guinea – a childhood dream. With two other Sisters she left in 1991 to train liturgy leaders, form a women’s group and coordinate a diocesan family life apostolate. After four full years, the Sisters decided to leave Papua New Guinea.
Sister Pat next joined a diocesan team for Women’s formation in 1996 in the coastal area of Guatemala. She fashioned a basic program for the women’s groups, and a course in Cosmology and Ecology. Pat returned to Maryknoll Center, NY in 2004 to work in Creative Productions to make the Maryknoll Sisters known on the website and in printed material. Since 2010 she offers her artistic talents to many.
In 2012, Sister Pat was assigned to the Retirement Community at the Maryknoll Center in New York.