Sister Mary Paul Francis Bailey, BVM was born in Springfield, Ill. Sister taught elementary and secondary school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Milwaukee; Kansas City, Mo.; Clarksdale, Miss.; and Rock Island and Chicago, Ill., where she was also on the faculty at Mundelein College and Loyola University Chicago; and was treasurer at the Immaculata HS. At Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, she served as economics department chair and instructor, part-time economics instructor/director of student accounts, and student loan clerk.