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researcher , Theology educator

Kathleen McDonagh, American theology educator, researcher. Certified teacher, Texas; entered Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Roman Catholic Church. National Science Foundation grantee, 1959, 64-66.


McDonagh, Kathleen was born on August 12, 1930 in Dublin, Ireland. Came to the United States, 1947. Daughter of Francis Columba and Charlotte Honoria Maria (Duignan) McDonagh.


Bachelor, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, 1963. Master of Science, Marquette University, 1967. Master of Arts, St. Mary's University, 1972.


Elementary school teacher, Incarnate Word Academy, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1949-1953; junior high teacher, Incarnate Word Academy, Brownsville, Texas, 1953-1961; principal, Blessed Sacrament School, Laredo, Texas, 1961-1963; teacher, Villa Maria H.S., Brownsville, 1963-1966; principal, Villa Maria H.S., Brownsville, 1967-1969; instructor theology, Incarnate Word Convent, Corpus Christi, since 1970; instructor theology, Diocese of Corpus Christi, 1983^, since 1983; associate director religious, Diocese of Corpus Christi, 1988-1997; cabinet secretary for consecrated life, Diocese of Corpus Christi, since 1997. General administrator Sisters of Incarnate Word, Corpus Christi, 1982-1996. Executive county Region X Vocation Council, 1985-1992.

Chairman subcommittee on spiritual Corpus Christi Diocesan Synod, 1986-1988. Associate director Council of Religious, 1988-1997. Cabinet secretary Consecrated Life, since 1997.


  • Certified teacher, Texas. Entered Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Roman Catholic Church.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: playing organ and piano, composing music, reading, writing, traveling.


Francis Columba McDonagh

Charlotte Honoria Maria (Duignan) McDonagh