Sister Colleen Waterman to celebrate her 60th jubilee

ROCHESTER, MN.—Franciscan Sister Colleen Waterman will celebrate her 60th Diamond Jubilee with her religious community on Oct. 4.

Sister Colleen spent 42 years in the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., serving in outreach at Neighborhood House in Charleston and then Echo House in North Charleston. During those years, she was involved in religious and music ministry at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Charleston. She also served in AIDS ministry and Kairos prison ministry, particularly with death row visitations and literacy. She was co-director of Neighborhood House and Echo House, and spent her last 12 years at Echo House as its director.

Sister Colleen left the diocese in 2010 to care for her elderly mother. Currently, she is active in various volunteer ministries at Assisi Heights, where she resides.

The Franciscan, formerly known as Sister Mary Darcy, was born in Rockwell City, Iowa, and entered the Rochester Franciscan Congregation from St. Francis of Assisi  Church in Rockwell City, professing first vows in 1958. She graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., in 1955. She also attended Marquette University School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisc., where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She then worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for 10 years before moving to the Diocese of Charleston.

Sister Colleen will celebrate her 60th anniversary with eight other members of her Franciscan community.

Read more about Sister Colleen in this archive article from The Miscellany: