Sister Vivian turns 102 on August 28th. From the women's suffrage to school desegregation, Sister Vivian has seen justice prevail throughout the last century and prays for more.
During more than eight decades as a sister, she has served as a teacher in both Illinois and Arizona. In the late 1960s, she became the archivist for the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, a role she continues to this day.
In addition to her work as an archivist, she is also an activist, advocating for women's equality, racial justice, and a number of other causes.
Most of all, she keeps to her daily prayer schedule, walking into chapel and praying for the world has been one of her enduring ministries for the 82 years she has lived as a sister.
She has prayed and ministered for all of us, now we have a chance to thank her! We have set up a Facebook post where you can share a prayerful greeting or birthday wish with her here.
You may also send a birthday card to her at:
Sister Vivian Ivantic
c/o St. Scholastica Monastery
7430 N. Ridge Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645