Dominican Sister Betty Smith celebrates 60th jubilee

SINSINAWA, Wis.—Dominican Sister Betty Smith and 17 other Sinsinawa Dominican sisters will celebrate their 60th jubilees in June.

Sister Betty, whose religious name was Sister Erneste, has dedicated her life to teaching.

In the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., she taught at St. Martin de Porres School in Columbia from 1975-1980 and 1986-1991.

She also taught in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph at Holy Name in Kansas City from 1968-1973; and in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Ga., at St. Paul of the Cross in Atlanta from 1983-1986.

Sister Betty has also ministered in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Her home parish is St. Dominic in Washington, D.C., in the Washington Archdiocese. Currently, Sister Betty is living in community at the motherhouse in Sinsinawa.

A special Mass will be held to celebrate the jubilees in the Gathering Place Chapel at Sinsinawa Mound on June 2.

If you would like to honor Sister Betty with a tribute on her jubilee, visit

Messages to the 2019 jubilarians will be posted on the website in the second week of April.