Sister Monica joins St. Anthony's
Monday, January 22, 2007
For more information, contact: Larry Blanc
Sister Marie Monica Borden was raised in a family of seven children in the lower Yakima Valley. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Pendleton, which is now a part of the hospital parking lot.
After graduation she attended Seattle University. After college, she was employed by the Hanford Project, which actually is located on some of the ranch property she grew up on.
In 1957 she followed her desire to dedicate her life to God as a Religious Sister in service to God, the people of God and the Church. For 25 years she was involved in the ministry of education as a teacher and administrator.
Next, after more schooling, she served the sisters of St. Francis in Formation Ministry. This involved directing new members in spirituality and life as a sister.
Her third career was serving the St. Joseph Family Counseling Center in Spokane, Washington.
Now, at St. Anthony Hospital, Sister Monica will honor God in the people of Pendleton, especially those involved in the healing ministry. Sister Monica is also a member of the hospital board of directors.