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Jubilarians: Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

65th First profession

Sister Mary Louise (Mary Matthew) Degenhart

Birthplace: Piopolis, Ill.

First profession: July 1, 1954

Education: Bachelor’s in pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, 1960

Master’s in business administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., 1977

Service in the archdiocese: Executive director of ASC Health Services, St. Louis, 1996-2003

Special assistant to the president, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 2011-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Pharmacist, St. Joseph Hospital, Murphysboro, Ill. 1960-61, 1975-77

Pharmacist, St. Clement (now Red Bud Regional) Hospital, Red Bud, Ill., 1961-72

Pharmacist, University of Chicago Hospital, 1972-75

Pharmacist, St. John Hospital, Springfield, Ill., 1978-88

Contract surveyor for Accreditation Services Division, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Md., 1989-95

Social service, Center of Reconciliation, Chicago, Ill., 2003-10

About Sister Mary Louise (Mary Matthew) Degenhart: Sister Mary Louise continues her ministry at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She lives in the ASC Novitiate Community in Belleville, Ill.


70th First profession

Sister Helen (Mary Ethel) Kiefer

Birthplace: Oran, Mo.

First profession: July 1, 1949

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education/library science, Kansas Newman, now Newman University, Wichita, Kan., 1971

Master’s in elementary education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1975

Certificate in child care, Saint Louis University, 1951

Certificate in pastoral care, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Domestic service, St. Joseph Convent, Zell, Mo., 1951-52

Teacher, Christ the King, St. Louis, 1990-95

Child care, Childgarden Day Care, St. Louis, 1995-96

Assistant manager-senior care, Rosary House Resident Center, North St. Louis, 1996-98

Activities assistant, St. Elizabeth Hall/Catholic Charities, St. Louis, 1996-2005

Volunteer, Catholic Charities-Dial Help, St. Louis, 1996-2005

Volunteer hospice, Sisters of St. Mary Hospital Rehab, St. Louis, 2005-16

Tutor, Cardinal Glennon, St. Louis, 2005-16

Communion minister, McCormick Apartments, St. Louis, 2005-16

Service outside the archdiocese: Child care, Catholic Children’s Home, Alton, Ill., 1950-51, 1952-63, 1965-68

Chauffeur, Ruma Center, 1963-65

Teacher, Holy Family, Cahokia Ill., 1971-73

Teacher, St. Clare, O’Fallon, Ill., 1979-86

Teacher, St. Ann, Nashville, Ill., 1986-89

Teacher St. Mary, Belleville, Ill., 1989-90

Teacher, Guardian Angel, Oran, Mo., 1973-75

Teacher, Visitation, Vienna, Mo., 1975-79

About Sister Helen (Mary Ethel) Kiefer: Sister Helen currently resides at the Ruma Center where she is living mission in later life.


Sister Elizabeth (Mary Arthur) Kolmer

Birthplace: Waterloo, Ill.

First profession: July 1, 1949

Education: Bachelor’s in history, Saint Louis University, 1961

Master’s in American history, Saint Louis University, 1962

Doctorate in American history, emphasis on intellectual and social history, minors in European history and political science, Saint Louis University, 1965

Service in the archdiocese: Administrator, American studies, Saint Louis University, 1969-81, 1988-95

Professor, American studies, Saint Louis University, 1969-2004

Professor, Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain, Jan.-May, 1984

Volunteer, St. Francis Xavier College Church Outreach Program, St. Louis, 2004-13

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and organist, St. Elizabeth, East St. Louis, Ill., 1950-55

Teacher and organist, St. Mary School, Mt. Carmel, Ill., 1955-56

Teacher and organist, St. Albert the Great, Fairview Heights, Ill., 1956-57

Teacher, Immaculate Conception, Centreville, Ill., 1957-59

About Sister Elizabeth (Mary Arthur) Kolmer: Sister Elizabeth currently resides at the Ruma Center where she is living mission in later life.


75th First profession

Sister Irene (Mary Luke) McGrath

Birthplace: Woodson, Ill.

First profession: July 1, 19454

Education: Bachelor’s in religion with minors in education and philosophy, Saint Louis University, 1955

Master’s in library science and theology, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., 1965

Certificate in spiritual direction, Jesuit School of Theology, Chicago, Ill., 1979

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Visitation School, Vienna, Mo. 1950-52

Spiritual director, De Mattias Hall, St. Louis, 1985-92

Volunteer, various ministries in St. Louis, 2000-03

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Elizabeth, East St. Louis, 1948-49

Teacher and organist, Sacred Heart, Dupo, Ill., 1949-50

Teacher and organist, St. Albert the Great, Fairview Heights, Ill., 1952-54

Teacher, St. Joseph, Olney, Ill., 1955-56

Teacher and librarian, St. Teresa Academy, East St. Louis, 1957-60

Teacher and formation director, Precious Blood Institute (High School), Ruma, Ill., 1960-70

Religious education, Southern Illinois parishes, 1970-72

Director of Jefferson House of Prayer, Sedalia, Mo., 1979-82

Director of Renewal of Laity, Jefferson City Diocese, Jefferson City, Mo., 1982-85

Provincial superior, Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill., 1972-78

Religious leader, Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill,. 1992-98

Volunteer East St. Louis Ministries, 1998-2000

Volunteer St. Louis Ministries, 2000-03

Librarian, Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill., 2003-10

About Sister Irene (Mary Luke) McGrath: Sister Irene currently resides in the Ruma Center where she is living mission in later life.

Sister Mary Ann Mueller

Birthplace: Bartelso, Ill.

First profession: July 1, 1944

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Sacred Heart College, now Newman University, Wichita, Kan., 1970

Service in the archdiocese: Administrator, De Mattias Hall, St. Louis, 1989-95

Assistant manager, Manresa House, Florissant, Aug.-Nov., 1995

Assistant manager, Rosary House Resident Center, St. Louis, 1995-96

Receptionist/secretary, Mother of Perpetual Help Residence, Shrewsbury, 1996-2012

Volunteer, Cardinal Ritter Campus-Mary Queen and Mother Resident Center, St. Louis, 2012-17

Service outside the archdiocese: Domestic service, Guardian Angel convent, Oran, Mo., 1945-46

Housemother, Catholic Children’s Home, Alton, Ill., 1950-61

Domestic service, St. Clare convent, O’Fallon, Ill., 1944-45

Domestic service, St. Clement (now Red Bud Regional) Hospital, Red Bud, Ill., 1946-50

Teacher, Immaculate Conception, Centreville, Ill., 1961-65

Teacher, St. Mary, Taylorville, Ill., 1965-66

Teacher, St. Matthew, Alton, Ill., 1996-97

Teacher, Albers Elementary, Albers, Ill., 1975-89

Administrator, Catholic Children’s Home, Alton, Ill., 1970-75

About Sister Mary Ann Mueller: She resides at the Ruma Center, Ruma, Ill., where she assists with needed tasks.

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