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Sister Dolores LiptakSister Dolores Liptak

65-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1954 – Madison, Connecticut

Current Ministry: Retired/Historical consultant

Motto: Christus crescat (May Christ Increase)


My greatest joy has been to belong to a community in which the name of Mercy bears witness to the reality that God is Mercy. My daily thanksgiving has been to have received vows within the Catholic Church. Through the years, I have had the ability to serve God's people primarily through education, from primary to graduate schools. Currently, I remain a professor emerita of Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut.

Through my many years of service, I have spent much time in writing (see Immigrants and Their Church, Hartford's Catholic Legacy: Leadership, etc.) and as an editor (see Pioneers Healers, Marvels of Charity, etc.). As an educator, my specialties have been in American church history and in writing about minorities, especially immigrants, women, and women religious. I have served as archivist for five congregations (Sisters of Mercy, Archdiocese of Hartford, Marian Fathers, Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore, Visitation Sisters of Georgetown). In 1990 I became the first president of the ACWR (Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious) and for many years thereafter I worked to develop and support that organization.

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