Dominican Sisters of Houston
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Sister Therese Warden, O.P.

Sister Therese Warden, O.P.
Sister Maria Goretti Warden, O.P.

Sister Mary Therese was born in Houston, Texas to Margaret McNally-Warden and William August Warden. The family lived in the Heights and she spent her school days attending All Saints Catholic School through the eighth grade. She recalls spending her summers walking to the library that was down the street.


Sister Mary Therese attended St. Agnes Academy. She graduated as class Valedictorianin May 1951 and entered the Sacred Heart Convent right after graduation.


Sister Therese’ first teaching assignment was at St. Anthony Cathedral Catholic School in Beaumont, Texas. She was principal at Corpus Christi Catholic School for three years. Together with a few other sisters, Sister Therese opened St. Mary’s Catholic School in Whittier, California. She taught several different grades and loved to incorporate Spanish into the curriculum.


Sister Mary Therese attended Dominican College receiving a BA in English with a minor in Spanish. She has two Masters Degrees, one in Mathmatics from Texas Woman’s University and one in Theology from the Aquinas Institute. 


Over the years Sister Mary Therese has travelled to Rome nine times accompanying Sister Blanch and the students of St. Agnes. “I really enjoyed travelling. France and Italy were my favorites. I had the opportunity to travel the Lands of Dominic to study St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. It was wonderful.” Besides France and Italy she has travelled to Switzerland and Germany.


Sister Mary Therese spends her retired days living at St. Dominic Village.  


Interview with Sister Therese Warden O.P. on December 16, 2013.  Updated January 2017.