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Jubilarians | Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

50th First profession

Sister Jane Gegg

Birthplace: New Offenburg, Missouri

First profession: 10/11/1970

Education: Bachelor’s in psychology, Saint Louis University, 1972

Master’s in early childhood/special education, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1984

Service in the archdiocese:

Teacher, St. Joseph Zell, 2006-10

Tutor, English Tutoring Project, St. Louis, 2010-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Special education teacher, St. Joseph, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, 1973-74

Teacher, St. Augustine, Kelso, Missouri, 1974-79

Teacher, St. Cecilia, Bartelso, Illinois, 1979-82

Teacher, Sts. Peter and Paul, Waterloo, Illinois, 1982-87

Teacher, Sister Thea Bowman, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1987-90

Teacher, St. Bruno, Pinckneyville, Illinois, 1994-98

Teacher, Holy Rosary, Fairmont City, Illinois, 1998-2006

Early childhood director, Sister Thea Bowman, East St. Louis, 1987-94

About Sister Jane Gegg: E.B White writes, "Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." As a teacher, I often saw the wonder and awe in a child’s face as they discovered and learned something new. As an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 50 years, I witnessed with wonder my Sisters as they served faithfully with a compassionate presence wherever they saw God’s people in need.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

60th First profession

Sister Margaret Heimann

Birthplace: Damiansville, Illinois

First profession: 7/1/1960

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, Saint Louis University, 1965

Diploma as certified registered nurse in anesthesia, Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, 1977

Service in the archdiocese: Behavioral health nurse, St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, 1986-2014

Service outside the archdiocese:

Nurse/vocational education teacher, St. Clement (now Red Bud Regional) Hospital, Red Bud, Illinois, 1965-75

Nurse, St. Clement Hospital, 1980-85

Nurse anesthetist, St. Clement Hospital, 1977-79

About Sister Margaret Heimann: Currently living Mission in Later Life at the Ruma Center in Ruma, Illinois, where she volunteers for various activities

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

60th First profession

Sister Clare Boehmer

Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania

First profession: 7/1/1960

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1958

Master’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1968

Certificate in healing touch, Healing Touch International, St. Louis, 2004

Service in the archdiocese:

Secondary school teacher, St. Pius X High School, Festus, 1964-69

Education coordinator, emergency shelter for teenage girls, Marian Hall, 1984-89

Educational technology coordinator, St. Blaise and Sts. Peter and Paul School, St. Louis 1994-99

Service outside the archdiocese:

Secondary school teacher, Precious Blood Institute, Ruma, Illinois, 1958-61

Secondary school teacher, Sts. Peter and Paul, Waterloo, Illinois, 1961-64

Secondary school teacher, St. Teresa Academy, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1969-70, 1972-74

Secondary school teacher, Assumption, East St. Louis, 1974-76

Publicity coordinator, ASC Community, 1970-76

Admissions, St. Vincent (now Taylorville Memorial) Hospital, Taylorville, Illinois, 1976-78

Librarian and secretary, St. Mary, Chester, Illinois, 1978-79

Librarian, Gibault High School, 1979-84

Librarian and computer teacher, St. John Evangelist, Tuscon, Arizona, 1989-92

Writer, 1992-94

Webmaster and associate editor, Review for Religious, 1999-2007

Healing touch practitioner, 2000-present

About Sister Clare Boehmer: Sister Clare currently resides at the Ruma Center.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

60th First profession

Sister Regina Siegfried

Birth name: Mary Ann

Birthplace: Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

First profession: 7/1/1960

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Saint Louis University, 1966

Master’s in English, University of Wisconsin, 1972

Master’s in Christian spirituality, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1978

Doctorate in American studies, Saint Louis University, 1982

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Jerome, St. Louis, 1963-64

Teacher, St. Mary Seminary, Perryville, 1982-85

Intercongregational novitiate, St. Louis, 2002-17

Teacher, formation, Cardinal Glennon College/CM, St. Louis, 1985-87

Teacher, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, 1987-89

Adjunct professor of theology, Aquinas Institute, 1988-95, 2009-17

Adjunct professor of theology, Saint Louis University, 1996-2006

Editor, Spirituality Today, St. Louis, 1990-92

Associate editor, Review for Religious, St. Louis, 1994-99

Part-time literacy work, Guardian Angel Settlement Association, St. Louis, 1989-91

RCIA Coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St. Louis, 2012-17

Volunteer, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1962-63

Teacher, St. Augustine, Belleville, Illinois, 1967-68

Teacher, Gibault High School, Waterloo, Illinois, 1968-78

Teacher, Assumption High School, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1978-79

Research and writing, 1994, 2008-present

ASC archivist, 2017-present

About Sister Regina Siegfried: My most meaningful and rewarding ministries in the archdiocese have been my years of teaching at Aquinas Institute and Saint Louis University and my time serving with the inspiring parishioners of St. Vincent De Paul parish as we let the poor convert and transform us into Gospel people.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

60th First profession

Sister Serena Downs

Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois

First profession: 7/1/1960

Education: Bachelor’s in geography and education, Saint Louis University, 1970

Master’s in special education, learning disabilities and behavior disorder, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1983

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher and principal, St. Wenceslaus, St. Louis, 1983-95

Principal, Sacred Heart, Festus, 1995-98

Child care director, Guardian Angel Settlement Association, St. Louis, 1998-2013

Receptionist, Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, St. Louis, 2014-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Mary, Salem, Illinois, 1961-63

Teacher, Sts. Peter and Paul, Waterloo, Illinois, 1963-68, 1971-75

Teacher, St. Mary, Chester, Illinois, 1969-70, 1980-81

Teacher, Sacred Heart, Dupo, Illinois, 1970-71

Teacher, St. Patrick, East. St. Louis, Illinois, 1975-80

About Sister Serena Downs: Sister Serena currently resides in St. Louis.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

60th First profession

Sister Martha Ann Lauber

Birth name: Judy

Birthplace: Sparta, Illinois

First profession: 7/1/1960

Education: Bachelor’s in math/physics, Webster College, 1966

Master's in corporate ministry, Saint Louis University, 1980

Certified nursing assistant, Beck Vocational Center, 1992

Service in the archdiocese: Parish ministry, St. Francis Xavier College Church, St. Louis, 1977-79

Nurse, Home Caregiver, Chesterfield, 1990-91

Certified nurse assistant, Cardinal Ritter Institute, St. Louis, 1994-2002

Volunteer CNA/spiritual ministry to elderly, San Luis Apartments, 2002-08

Volunteer CNA/spiritual ministry to elderly, McCormick Senior Living, St. Louis, 2008-19

Tutor in adult basic education, 2010-19

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Sacred Heart, Dupo, Ill, 1961-63

Teacher, Holy Family, Cahokia, Illinois, 1966-67

Teacher, Mater Dei High School, Breese, Illinois, 1967-68

Teacher, St. Teresa Academy, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1968-72

Teacher, St. Edmund High School, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1972-73

Teacher, St. Mary, Chester, Illinois, August-December, 1983

Nurse, Clementine Residence, Red Bud, Illinois, 1973-74, January-August, 1983, 1984-85

Nurse, Ruma Center, Ruma, Illinois, 1985, 1991-92

Nurse, St. Ann Home, Chester, Illinois, 1992-93

Nurse, St. Clement Hospital, 1993-94

Director of religious education, St. George, New Baden, Illinois, 1980-81

Director of religious education, Sacred Heart, Salem, Missouri, 1985-87

Director of religious education, Holy Trinity, Stonington, Illinois, and St. Stanislaus, Macon, Illinois, 1987-89

Director of religious education, St. Patrick, Rolla, Missouri, 1989-90

Community service, Ruma Center, Ruma, Illinois, 1974-77, 1981, 1985

ASC community service, DeMattias Hall, St. Louis, 1977-79

About Sister Martha Ann Lauber: Sister Martha Ann is currently Living Mission in Later Life at the Ruma Center.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)

65th First profession

Sister Marilyn Janson

Birth name: Monica

Birthplace: Columbia, Illinois

First profession: 7/1/1955

Education: Bachelor’s in theology and philosophy, Saint Louis University, 1967

Master’s in theology, religious education, Saint Louis University, 1975

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Jerome, St. Louis, 1957-58, 1961-64

RCIA director, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Louis, 1985

Director of religious education, Queen of All Saints, St. Louis, 1993-94

Tutor for Bosnian refugees, Long Community Education Center, St. Louis, 1999-2003

English as Second Language teacher, St. Cecilia, St. Louis, 2003-11

Volunteer, Affton Christian Food Pantry, St. Louis, 2012-present

Service outside the archdiocese:

Teacher, St. Lawrence, New Hamburg, Missouri, 1956-57

Teacher, St. Ann, Nashville, Illinois, 1971-72

Teacher and organist, Guardian Angel, Oran, Missouri, 1958-61

Teacher and organist, Immaculate Conception, Columbia, Illinois, 1964-66; St. Joseph, Olney, Illinois, 1972-73

Diocesan master catechist for teacher education, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1974-79

Diocesan religious education coordinator, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1979-82

Diocesan teacher for catechist certification, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, 1982-84

Director of religious education, St. Mary, Belleville, Illinois, 1985-88; Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia, Missouri, 1994-99

AV consultant, religious education teacher for catechist certification, Columbus, Ohio, 1989-92

About Sister Marilyn Janson: On the 65th anniversary of her first profession, Sister Marilyn will be recalling that day 65 years ago.

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