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Angelico, Studio
Adrian, Michigan

Biography: Sister Helene O'Connor (1909-1992) was born Mary Regina O'Connor in California, Sister Helene joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters in 1926. Her earliest assignments were in Michigan. After study in Rome and at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, she taught art for twenty years at Siena Heights College, then operated by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She created in various media in her college studio, lectured on ecclesiastical art, and was a mentor to many art teachers and students. Later she taught math, science, forensics and drama at Catholic high schools in California, Florida and West Virginia, and wrote award-winning poetry. Her final days were spent at the Dominican Life Center, operated by the Adrian Dominican Sisters on their Motherhouse Campus.


     O'Connor, OP, Sr. Helene
     Burke, Sr. Jane
     Minges, Sr. Eileen