- Download PDF Version available for use with email and print distribution.
To: Priests, Deacons, Brothers, Sisters, Principals, Parish, School and Chancery Staff
From: Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen, S.M
Sr. Mary Priniski, O.P., has been appointed as Vicar for Religious for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, effective May 26, 2019. Sister Mary is a Dominican Sister from Adrian, Michigan—the same sisters who taught Archbishop Gregory at St. Carthage Catholic School in South Chicago. In addition to serving as the Vicar for Religious, Sister Mary is the Executive Director of the Aquinas Center at Emory University.
Sister Mary holds a doctorate in theology and a master’s degree in Catholic Healthcare Mission. She has worked, in parish ministry, in leadership within her Dominican congregation, with the Glenmary Research Center in Atlanta, and in roles related to the social teachings and outreach of the Catholic Church.
The Office of the Vicar for Religious is entrusted with coordinating personnel activities for women and men members of religious congregations who are ministering within the Archdiocese. Presently, there are 34 institutes of consecrated life represented in the Archdiocese. Sister Mary will have an office at the Chancery and will be in contact with the religious members of the Archdiocese once she begins her work as Vicar for Religious.
As was previously announced, Sr. Margaret McAnoy, I.H.M., is retiring after serving generously and effectively since 2010 as Vicar for Religious.