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Sister Carol Coston, OP
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Sister Carol Coston, OP

Working for the common good has been a hallmark of Sister Carol Coston’s life. She presently directs the Congregation’s Office of Permaculture, which is working to create and maintain a sustainable ecosystem on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ campus. She previously co-directed Santuario Sisterfarm in Texas, which was dedicated to cultivating biodiversity and cultural diversity and living in right relationship with the whole Earth community.

Sister Carol was the founding director of both NETWORK, the Washington, D.C.-based Catholic social justice lobby, and Partners for the Common Good, an award-winning alternative investment fund.

In 2001, President Bill Clinton honored her with the Presidential Citizens Medal. The College of St. Catherine also awarded her the Alexandrine Medal for her leadership and contributions to social justice, women, and economic equity. 

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Avatar  Philip Hughes. TCH '67 3 years agoReply

Chris, I know Carol was hoping we could find you for an NFL reunion we had some years ago in Tampa. If you can get in touch with me, I'll pass it on to Carol.

Br. Jerome Leo, OSB, aka Philip Hughes aka Tom Snout. You carried the play as Puck!

Avatar  Bill Cervone 3 years agoReply

I was also one of Sister Carol’s students at Tampa Catholic way back in the 60s. Sister, your influence on my life cannot be overstated. You are an amazing person and a gift to all of us who have known you and while it’s been many years since we last talked I’ve been continually impressed by all you’ve done and accomplished. The Class of ‘67 was blessed to have you with us. Now may God continue to bless you!

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Avatar  Joanne Welterf 8 years agoReply

Dear Carol,
Congratulations on your fine self and life. I am afriend of Clare, Judy and Barbara...and have retired from Diocesan Social Ministry.
I was a pallbearer for Judy.
At this time a former student is writing the nomination for Clare to be in the AZ woman's hall of fame. Norah is also writing a book on Clare and Judy's lives. I want to see if Nancy could share memories.
Please be fine!!
Joanne Welter
I wonder if you have memories you could share? I want to seek memories from SR

Avatar  Judy Willett Liner 8 years agoReply

Sister Carol I was one of your students at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa and
we are celebrating our 50th. and 51st. class reunion and I was wondering if we could
get a letter from you on your thoughts about the school and the students.
Thank you.

Avatar  mary Jo Wright Costello 8 years agoReply

Congratulations Carol on your life of Domoinican Service to oh so many. As I read this brief survey of your life I can read so many additional events that are written inbetween the lines and I salute you for everything, You are one in a million and I am honored to call you Sister and Dear Friend...Way to go Girlfriend..Love you and blessings of grace daily to you and your wonderfilled love that your spread around everywhere you dance and swim.!!!!!!love you , Mary Jo oxoxoxo

Avatar  Christine Peck West 8 years agoReply



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