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Sister Patricia Ann Ryan, American nun. Joined Sisters of Mercy, Roman Catholic Church, 1955. Shell Merit fellow Stanford University, 1964.


Ryan, Sister Patricia Ann was born on June 25, 1931 in Oakland, California, United States. Daughter of John Francis and Kathleen Cecilia (Gill) Ryan.


Bachelor, San Francisco College for Women, 1953. Master of Science, Seattle University, 1967. Secretary Life Credential, University San Francisco, 1969.


Teacher, Mercy High School, Burlingame, California, 1956-1958, 68-77;teacher, Mercy High School, San Francisco, 1958-1961, 67-68;teacher, Marian High School, Imperial Beach, California, 1961-1967;assistant superior general, Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, 1977-1981;pastoral associate, St. Bruno's Parish, San Bruno, California, 1982-1989;president, Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, since 1989. Member San Francisco Archdiocesan Justice Commission, 1985-1989.


  • Joined Sisters of Mercy, Roman Catholic Church, 1955.


Trustee Mercy High School, San Francisco, 1978-1980, Burlingame, 1978-1980, St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, 1979-1980, Mercy Hospital, San Diego, 1980-1981, St. John's Hospital, Oxnard, California, 1981-1983. Treasurer San Mateo County Organizing Project., 1984-1986. Member Leadership Conference of Women Religious (global concerns committee), Catholic Healthcare West Corporation Members (chairperson since 1990).


John Francis Ryan

Kathleen Cecilia (Gill) Ryan