Sister Michaea, instructor at CST...
...and at the Centennial Gala
Catholic Sisters Week - March 8-14, 2021
The Impact of Sister Michaea Byron on My Life
In the fall of 1974, I was a freshman at the College of Saint Teresa. I was from a suburb of Chicago where I had attended a large public high school. There were just shy of one thousand students in my graduating class. The counselors were taxed by so many students, that I had been making my schedules for years without their help.
My plan was to be a nurse, so the curriculum was just about set with few opportunities for electives. I thought this to be true until I met Sister Michaea. I expected a short visit. Instead, she listened as I responded to her questions of my favorite classes and teachers in high school. She advised me to explore liberal arts classes in those areas. My very favorite classes at CST were those Shakespeare classes I took from Sister Emmanuel Collins.

´╗┐Submitted by Joanie Fallon Domanico, CST Class of 1978
Reflections from College of Saint Teresa Alumnae
The College of Saint Teresa (CST) was a Catholic women's college in Winona, Minnesota. Previously a women's seminary, it became a college in 1907 and was operated by the 
´╗┐Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minnesota until its closing in 1989.

In recognition of Catholic Sisters Week, we asked several alumnae to share their memories of the Sisters serving at CST and the impact it made on their lives.