Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Jean Tenhaeff SL

A black and white picture of a woman with dark short curly hair smiling brightly wearing a collared shirt and blazer outside of glass doors.

December 24, 1923—February 9, 2013

“The most traumatic change in my “being” began with a decision… to assume responsibility for what was happening in my life and around me, and to confront injustice wherever I found it. This changed my approach to teaching and eventually led to my active role in the civil rights movement: forming a teachers’ association in the Colorado parochial school and negotiating teacher contracts with the Archdiocese.”

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