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Sister Diane Rhea Couture, American sister, artist, educator. Sister St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida, 1973. Recipient National Leadership award, President United States, 2003. Master: International Glass Guild American; member: American Glass Guild.


Couture, Sister Diane Rhea was born on January 8, 1952 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Rheal Paul Couture and Mary Shea.


Bachelor, Flagler College, 1979. Student, University North Florida, 1979—1980. Student in Pastoral Studies, Baptist Hospital, 1981—1982.

Student in Spiritual Direction, San Pedro Center, 1989—1992. Student in Painted Glass, Klopfenstein Studios, 1995—1998. Student in Glass Painting, Millard Studio, 2002—2003.


With Pine Hills Bike & Mower Shop, Orlando, Florida, 1968—1972, Senco of Florida, Orlando, 1972—1973. Psychology counselor Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, 1975—1976. Pastoral assistant St. Catherine Labouere Manor, Jacksonville, 1979—1983.

Counselor Oncology Unit Mercy Hospital, Miami, 1983—1987. Youth minister St. Agnes Catholic Church, Key Biscayne, 1987—1989. Director social services Florida Manor Nursing Home, Orlando, 1989—1994.

Director Sisters of St. Joseph Archl. Stained Glass Studio, 1992—1999, Sisters of St. Joseph Stained Glass Studio, Orlando, since 2000. Adjunct art professor Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, 2000—2005.

Teacher First Coast Technology Institute. Speaker in field.


  • Sister St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida, 1973.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Memorial Window for 9/11 Victims, New York, Memorial Window, St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine, Memorial Window for bay, St. Louis, recovery team for stained glass destroyed by Hurrican Katrina, New Orleans.


Master: International Glass Guild American. Member: American Glass Guild.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, hiking, painting, photography.


Rheal Paul Couture

Mary Shea