Educator Sister Christine Doman dies at Motherhouse

Longtime teacher and educator Sister Christine Doman died early this morning at the Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia. She was 79 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 60 years. 

The vigil service will be 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Nazareth Motherhouse, with Sister Marcia Allen as the eulogist. The Mass of Christian burial will be at 4 p.m. Monday, March 20, also at the Motherhouse, with Father James Dallen presiding. Burial will follow in the Nazareth Convent Cemetery.

She was born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Jan. 9, 1938, to Paul and Hazel Williams Doman, the younger of two children, and was baptized Barbara Jene. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia on Sept. 9, 1956. On March 19, 1957, Barbara received the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and was given the name Sister Christine. She pronounced first vows on March 19, 1958, and final vows on March 19, 1961.

She earned her bachelor’s degree at Marymount College and later completed a master’s degree in education from Kansas State University.

Sister Christine was a teacher for more than a dozen years, serving in schools in Chicago, Boonville, Mo., and Junction City and Oakley, Kan. In 1972, she was named director of educational planning for the Salina Diocese and remained in that position for eight years. Leaving there in 1980, she spent the next 10 years as principal of Sacred Heart High School in Salina.

In 1991, Sister Christine was elected to a four-year term on the Sisters of St. Joseph Leadership Council, and in 1995 she was elected president of the congregation.

After completing her four-year term, she returned to teaching, in Highland, Calif. In 2008, she moved to El Paso, Texas, and for five years managed the Sisters of St. Joseph hospitality house there.

She retired from active ministry in 2014 and returned to the Motherhouse, where she lives today. This year she was celebrating her 60th jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph.

Sister Christine was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Nancy Doman.

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Memorials for Sister Christine Doman may be given to the Sisters of St. Joseph Health Care/Retirement Fund or the Apostolic Works of the Sisters; P.O Box 279, Concordia KS 66901. To make an online donation in Sister Christine’s memory, click on the button below:


6 thoughts on “Educator Sister Christine Doman dies at Motherhouse

  • March 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Rest In Peace Sister Christine. You’re a very kind hearted person. Thank you for all the memories you’ve shared with our family. We will miss you dearly!

  • March 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Toan pham

  • March 20, 2017 at 11:04 am

    The most kind hearted person I will ever know! Our entire family misses you Sister Christine! Rip

  • March 19, 2017 at 11:16 pm

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  • March 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Oops, I meant to say, “Vaya con Dios” dear friend.

  • March 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Christine was loved by the people of El Paso and had a great impact here. She was selfless in the work of the mission. Gay con Dios, dear one.

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