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Sister Annata Brockman (1927 - 2016)


Sister Annata was born in Middle Lake, Saskatchewan in 1927, the eighth in a family of twelve children. Sister Annata always placed a high value on education, starting with her own. She held a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Theology Degree, one Masters Degree in Educational Administration and another in Theology. She became a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (Halifax).

Sister Annata began her teaching career in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, where she taught for 10 years. Then, in 1960, Sister Annata came to Edmonton, where she served our District as a teacher and administrator for 21 years. She was principal at St. Mark, St. Dominic and St. Andrew; Sister Annata was the last religious principal in the District. During this time, she was very active in St. Andrew's Parish.

After retiring from teaching, Sister Annata began another phase of her life as a Pastoral Associate Minister at St. Joseph's Basilica. For two decades, Sister Annata coordinated the RCIA program, bringing Our Lord and His teachings to hundreds of new Catholics in our Archdiocese. She was also responsible for Educational and Sacramental programs for school children, and school tours of the Basilica. In living out her ministry, Sister Annata shared every aspect of pastoral ministry with the Parish Team and the various ministry coordinators.

Over the years, Sister Annata has served on countless Archdiocesan committees and councils, tirelessly working long hours visiting sick and terminally ill people, giving a listening ear and a bit of advice to the many who seek it from her, and visiting with young people whenever possible.

In spite of all her accomplishments, Sister Annata is best known as a humble woman who finds the best in each person she meets. She lived out her belief that the Holy Spirit is truly alive in every person! The epitome of a truly spiritual and devout disciple of Christ, Sister Annata inspires all who knew her to more fully embrace Our Lord.

Since our first academic school year of 2010-2011, Sister Annata Brockman has had a strong presence within our school environment visiting our classes in our Chapel on Wednesday mornings, sharing her faith and building our faith community together.

Upon her passing in 2016, we have all been blessed with our wonderful memories of her.  We will always remember that her message spoke of hope and God's love for us.  Sister would remind each and everyone of us that God loved us and valued us unconditionally as individuals.

We miss Sister Annata Brockman's visits, but we know that she is present with us everyday!


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God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
We pray that you will bless abundantly all those who enter this school.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
Help us reach our fullest potential as the sons and daughters of God.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
May we develop our God-given talents to become all that we can be.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
Empower us to love you, and to love and care for one another as you command us.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
May we contribute to the good of your people, and the good of creation.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.

Amen

Remembering Sister Annata Brockman

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Sister Annata Brockman (1927 - 2016)


Sister Annata was born in Middle Lake, Saskatchewan in 1927, the eighth in a family of twelve children. Sister Annata always placed a high value on education, starting with her own. She held a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Theology Degree, one Masters Degree in Educational Administration and another in Theology. She became a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (Halifax).

Sister Annata began her teaching career in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, where she taught for 10 years. Then, in 1960, Sister Annata came to Edmonton, where she served our District as a teacher and administrator for 21 years. She was principal at St. Mark, St. Dominic and St. Andrew; Sister Annata was the last religious principal in the District. During this time, she was very active in St. Andrew's Parish.

After retiring from teaching, Sister Annata began another phase of her life as a Pastoral Associate Minister at St. Joseph's Basilica. For two decades, Sister Annata coordinated the RCIA program, bringing Our Lord and His teachings to hundreds of new Catholics in our Archdiocese. She was also responsible for Educational and Sacramental programs for school children, and school tours of the Basilica. In living out her ministry, Sister Annata shared every aspect of pastoral ministry with the Parish Team and the various ministry coordinators.

Over the years, Sister Annata has served on countless Archdiocesan committees and councils, tirelessly working long hours visiting sick and terminally ill people, giving a listening ear and a bit of advice to the many who seek it from her, and visiting with young people whenever possible.

In spite of all her accomplishments, Sister Annata is best known as a humble woman who finds the best in each person she meets. She lived out her belief that the Holy Spirit is truly alive in every person! The epitome of a truly spiritual and devout disciple of Christ, Sister Annata inspires all who knew her to more fully embrace Our Lord.

Since our first academic school year of 2010-2011, Sister Annata Brockman has had a strong presence within our school environment visiting our classes in our Chapel on Wednesday mornings, sharing her faith and building our faith community together.

Upon her passing in 2016, we have all been blessed with our wonderful memories of her.  We will always remember that her message spoke of hope and God's love for us.  Sister would remind each and everyone of us that God loved us and valued us unconditionally as individuals.

We miss Sister Annata Brockman's visits, but we know that she is present with us everyday!


In Loving Memory of Sister Annata.jpg


God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
We pray that you will bless abundantly all those who enter this school.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
Help us reach our fullest potential as the sons and daughters of God.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
May we develop our God-given talents to become all that we can be.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
Empower us to love you, and to love and care for one another as you command us.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
May we contribute to the good of your people, and the good of creation.
God, Our Father, we thank you for your goodness to us, and to all your people.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.

Amen