Sister Linda Roby, BVM

Sister Linda Roby was born in Omaha, Neb., and professed final vows on April 18, 1976.In Dubuque, she served as formation director at Mount Carmel.She taught elementary students at St. John School for the Deaf in Milwaukee; and taught elementary school at St. Pius X in Des Moines, Iowa; and St. Clare in Portland, Ore., where she also served the Portland Regional Center as a visiting teacher for elementary and secondary school Deaf students integrated into regular classrooms. She currently ministers as director of Catholic Deaf Ministry for the Archdiocese of Portland, a position she has held for many years.

Sister Linda shares, “I’ve been blessed to have worked with the Deaf most of my ministerial life, especially in my 30 years with the Catholic Deaf in the Portland Archdiocese. Their unique language and culture—and their strong sense of community and care for each other—inspire me. As a faith community we’ve extended this care to include outreach to those in need in our neighborhood and around the world. Deaf leadership and pride are alive and well in Portland!”

A celebration for Sister Linda will also take place in Portland at the end of June.