The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters invite your prayers for


SR Catherine AnnSr. Catherine Ann Weyenberg

(Mary Dorothy) of the Holy Trinity

Sister Catherine Ann Weyenberg was born in 1923 in Little Chute, Wisconsin to her parents Hattie and George Weyenberg, who presented her at St. John’s Church for Baptism. She was a sibling among four sisters and two brothers. As a young girl she attended the parish school in Little Chute. She said, “I always wanted to be a nurse and a nun.”

Sister Catherine took the first steps in fulfilling these desires when she entered the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in St. Louis Missouri in 1942. After formation, she professed temporary vows as a sister in 1945 and final vows in 1948. After fulfilling this first longing of her heart, she began preparing herself for a nursing ministry at Marquette University for a BS in Nursing. There she received a scholarship for a MS in Nursing Administration at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Through all the different ministry assignments in nursing and hospital administration, and all the changes throughout the years, Sr. Catherine firmly believed that a nurse’s commitment to the patient never changes. She was very dedicated to the patients and the associates with whom she worked.

Her final years were spent at Franciscan Woods, Brookfield, Wisconsin. There she passed into the fullness of God on January 12, 2018. She will be remembered in our hearts as our faithful and dedicated sister, who lived and served others in and from the depth of her prayer, the excellence of her service, and her presence of love.

“May the Trinity: LOVER, LOVED, AND LOVING, continue to be her God and her All”


The Memory Service and Funeral Mass for Sr. Catherine Ann are as follows:

Memory Service:
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
4:00 PM

Funeral Mass:
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:00 AM

Please hold Sister Catherine Ann, the family and all members of the community in your prayers. 

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