Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Patricia Butler

Patricia Butler entered Notre Dame on August 1, 1963. She is a graduate of Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston MA. She has a BA in English and Teacher Education from Emmanuel College. While teaching at St. Mary’s High School, Lynn, Sr. Patricia was accepted into an experimental Interdisciplinary program which included Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology. In 1977, she received a degree of Masters of Arts in Teaching the Behavioral Sciences from Bridgewater State College. From 1979 to 1984 she was a member of the Administrative Team at Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston, MA.

After 17 years of teaching/administration in the Archdiocese of Boston Schools, Sr. Patricia ministered for the next 22 years in Congregational Service. First, she was a member of Project Nicaragua for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), in Nicaragua. Subsequently, in the early 1990s, she became the SNDdeN Director of the International Office for Africa and Latin America and then served as SNDdeN Director for the Congregational Office of Mission Support, until 2006. She currently is the US Director of Mission Advancement for the Holy Union Sisters, an international religious congregation, founded in Douai, France.

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