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Jubilarians | Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon (CPPS)

Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon (CPPS)

50th First Profession

Sister Clare Ann Litteken

Birthplace: St. Charles

First profession: 1972

Final profession: 1975

Education: Bachelor’s elementary mathematics, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1970

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. John the Baptist, St. Louis, 1972-77

Elementary teacher, Linda Vista Catholic School, Chesterfield, 1996-97

Ministry to the Poor, St. Agatha’s Food Pantry, St. Louis, 1997-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, The English School, Helsinki, Finland, 1977-81, 1981-86, 1987-95

Elementary teacher, The English School, Tampere, Finland, 1981

About Sister Clare Ann Litteken: Since 1997, Sister Clare Ann has been ministering to the poor in St. Louis at St. Agatha’s Food Pantry, offering assistance with food, housing and employment. She gets great joy out of her work.

Sister Donna Olson

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

First profession: 1972

Final profession: 1975

Education: Bachelor’s in English with a minor in theology, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1970

Bachelor’s in fine art, Maryville College, St. Louis, 1989

Service in the archdiocese: Secondary teacher, Bishop DuBourg High School, St. Louis, 1972-75

Stitcher, Ecclesiastical Art Department, O’Fallon, 1975-93

Chaplain, Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, 1998-99

Chaplain, DePaul Health Center, Bridgeton, 1999-2000

Chaplain, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles, 1998-2020

Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital West, Lake St. Louis, 1999-2020

Pastoral minister to the elderly, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1993-96

About Sister Donna Olson: Since 2020, Sister Donna has served as a volunteer. She has always loved color in many forms and is currently trying to choose her favorites as she cleans out her closet! She also enjoys it in some online formats and still occasionally enjoys it while doing art therapy.

Sister Delores Schilli

Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1972

Final profession: 1975

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary mathematics, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Anthony of Padua, High Ridge, 1972-74

Elementary teacher, St. Theodore, Flint Hill, 1974-76

Elementary teacher, Assumption, O’Fallon, 1978-80

Instructor, St. Mary’s College, O’Fallon, 1980-87

RCIA coordinator and adult faith education, St. Vincent de Paul, Perryville, 1998-present

About Sister Delores Schilli: She has been ministering to the people of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Perryville since 1998. She works with the RCIA program and adult formation education. Helping people learn more about the Catholic faith and join the Church gives her great joy.

60th First Profession

Sister Susan (Ronald Joseph) Borgel

Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in mathematics, Fontbonne College, 1969

Master’s in math, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, 1973

Certificate in theological studies with a major in theology, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, 1987

Doctorate in educational leadership, Saint Louis University, St., Louis, 2015

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Lawrence, Bridgeton, 1967-69

Secondary teacher, St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis, 1969-79

Adjunct instructor, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, 1969-79

Assistant principal, St. Elizabeth Academy, 1977-79

Secondary teacher, St. Mary’s Academy, O’Fallon, 1979-86

Assistant principal, St. Mary’s Academy, O’Fallon, 1979-81

Principal, St. Mary’s Academy, O’Fallon, 1981-86

Adjunct instructor, St. Mary’s College, O’Fallon, 1986

President, St. Mary’s College, O’Fallon, 1987-89

Secondary teacher, Duchesne High School, St. Charles,1989-90

Adjunct instructor, Maryville University-Summer College, St. Louis, 1989-90

Adjunct instructor, St. Charles Community College, St. Peters, 1990-92

General councilor, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1992-98, 2019-present

Superior general, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1998-2004

Associate director for education, Mercy Center, St. Louis, 2005-06

Instructional coordinator, Villa Duchesne, St. Louis, 2006-09

President, St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis, 2009-13

Principal, Villa Duchesne, 2013-14

Volunteer, Kirkwood, 2015-19

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Louis Parish School, Louisville, Colorado, 1964-67

About Sister Susan Borgel: Sister Susan is serving as a general councilor for the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon. She enjoys celebrating life with sisters, family, and friends and, also, reading for recreation.

Sister Rosa Maria (Rosa Thomas) Ludena Cordova

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in American studies, Notre Dame College, St. Louis, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Montessori teacher, Linda Vista Catholic School, Chesterfield, 1966-68, 1973-74

Elementary education, Most Sacred Heart, Florissant, 1969-70

Elementary education, St. George, St. Louis, 1972-73

Elementary education, Holy Family, St. Louis, 1985-86

Elementary education, Holy Rosary, Warrenton, 1986-89

Elementary education, St. Joseph, Cottleville, 1989-91

Elementary education, Immaculate Conception, Old Monroe, 1992-93

Substitute teacher, All Saints, St. Peters, 1992

Sewer, Ecclesiastical Art Department, O’Fallon, 2014-15

Volunteer, Villa Theresa, O’Fallon, 2014, 2020-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, Guadalupe School, Lima, Peru, 1962-63, 1965-66, 1974-79

Elementary teacher, Most Precious Blood, Chula Vista, California, 1968-69

Pastoral minister, San Pedro Parish, Santa, Peru, 1979-81

Catechesis, Catechetical Center, Lima, 1981-85

Formation personnel, El Retablo, Comas, Lima, Peru, 1994-96

Formation personnel, Casa de Theresa Weber, Lima, Peru, 1997-99

Formation director, Lima, Peru, 1996-97

Postulant director, Lima, Peru, 1997-99

Novice director, Lima, Peru, 1997-2000

Aspirant director, Lima, Peru, 1998-99

Pastoral minister, Twelve Apostles Parish, Lima, Peru, 2002-05

Parish administrator, Cathedral de Arequipa, Carmen Alto, Arequipa, Peru, 2006-08

Parish administrator, Carmen Alto, Arequipa, Peru, 2008-09

Elderly outreach, Virgen de Chapi de Arzobispado, Arequipa, Peru, 2009-14

Ministry to the poor, Casa de Aacogida, Arequipa, Peru, 2013-14

Elderly outreach, Beata Sor de Los Angeles Parish, Arequipa, Peru, 2015-16

Elderly outreach, Policlinico-Hospital, Arequipa, Peru, 2016-20

About Sister Rosa Maria Ludena Cordova: Sister Rosa Maria is always willing to help others with whatever they need. She enjoys spending time with her classmates and other sisters.

Sister Mary Catherine (Ann Alexis) Feldewert

Birthplace: Josephville

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in history with a minor in education, Maryville College, St. Louis, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Sabina, Florissant, 1964-68

Elementary teacher, St. Paul, Fenton, 1969-70

Elementary teacher, St. Agatha, St. Louis, 1970-72

Elementary teacher, St. John the Baptist, Gildehaus, 1972-74

Elementary teacher, St. Nicholas, St. Louis,1974-79, 1980-83

Volunteer, O’Fallon, Motherhouse, 1991-92, 2002

Volunteer, Villa Theresa, O’Fallon, 2017-19

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1968-69, 1979-80

Pastoral and administrative ministry, Maria Reina in La Paz, Bolivia, 1984-87

Pastoral and administrative ministry, Casa Nazareth, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1987-91, 1992-2001, 2002-17

Pastoral and administrative ministry, St. Vicente School, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1994-96

About Sister Mary Catherine Feldewert: Sister Mary Catherine currently serves in prayer and presence. She loved her time ministering to the poor in South America.

Sister Mary Cecile Gunelson

Birthplace: Redwood Falls, Minnesota

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Master’s in spirituality, Institute of Man Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1974

CPE, St. Louis State Hospital, 1982

Certified pastoral counselor, Care and Counseling, St. Louis, 1984

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. John the Baptist, St. Louis, 1964-70

Novice director, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1974-77, 1979-80

Secondary teacher, St. Mary’s Academy, O’Fallon, 1977-79

Constitutions committee, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1980-81

Director of temporary professed, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1980-82, 1998-2005

Counselor, St. Elizabeth Convent, St. Louis, 1981-82

Counselor, Care and Counseling, St. Louis, 1982-85

General councilor, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1992-98, 2010-16

Director, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1992-98

Apprentice, Ecclesiastical Art Department, O’Fallon, 1998-99

Assistant novice director, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1999-2001

Director, Ecclesiastical Art Department, O’Fallon, 2000-19

Heritage committee, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Pastoral ministry, St. Timothy, Blaine, Minnesota, 1985-92

About Sister Mary Cecile Gunelson: Two of Sister Mary Cecile’s favorite extracurricular activities are sewing — everything from creating new projects to doing “would you mind” mending and giving tours of St. Joseph Chapel and heritage area and at the City of O’Fallon’s historical sites in Fort Zumwalt Park. She enjoys being a sister mentor with her community’s Partners in Mission associates, and she is also an active participant for several years in the Knight ADRC Memory and Aging Project at Washington University.

Sister Theresa (Rita Joseph) Jezl

Birthplace: Geneva, Nebraska

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in English, Maryville College, St. Louis, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Stephen Protomartyr, St. Louis, 1964-68

Elementary teacher, St. Anthony of Padua, High Ridge, 1978-79

Religious education instructor, Assumption, O’Fallon, 2018-present

Retreat director, Sanguis Christi Spirituality Center, O’Fallon, 2018-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary education, The English School, Helsinki, 1969-76

Elementary education, The English School, Tampere, Finland, 1976-78, 1979-87, 1988-89

Pre-school director, The English School, Tampere, 1985-87

Pastoral minister, Holy Cross Parish, Tampere, 1988-2004, 2005-17

About Sister Theresa Jezl: Sister Theresa returned to the United States in 2017 from ministry in Finland since 1968. Since then, she has cherished her old friends and delighted in new ones. She volunteers with RCIA and as a docent for two historical O’Fallon homes. She enjoys filling up the historical and cultural gaps caused by long absences from the country, as well as maintaining Finnish friendships and language skills.

Sister Barbara Rose Koch

Birth name: Carolyn Koch

Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Master’s in educational administration, Saint Louis University, 1990

Bachelor’s in integrated English and social studies with a minor in education, Maryville College, St. Louis, 1968

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Theodore, Flint Hill, 1971-73

Elementary teaching principal, St. Elementary teaching principal, Theodore, Flint Hill, 1973-81

Elementary teaching principal, Holy Rosary, Warrenton, 1981-87

Principal, Holy Rosary, Warrenton, 1987-91

Volunteer, St. Anthony’s Food Pantry, St. Louis, 2012-21

Volunteer, St. Elizabeth’s Adult Day Care, St. Louis, 2012-21

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Mary, Glasgow, 1964-66

Elementary teacher, St. Ann, Carthage,1966-69

Elementary teaching principal: St. Ann, Carthage, 1969-71

Elementary principal, Immaculate Conception School, Macon, 1991-2012

About Sister Barbara Rose Koch: After retiring from teaching, I volunteered at St. Anthony’s Food Pantry and St. Elizabeth’s Adult Day Care for seven years before moving to Abbey Senior Apartments in O’Fallon. I enjoy aquatic exercise and swimming, reading a good book and nature walks.

Sister Lucille (Mary de Lourdes) Meissen

Birthplace: Wien, Missouri

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in biology with a minor in chemistry and music, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1971

Master’s in formative spirituality, Institute of Man Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Joseph, Cottleville, 1971-74

Pre-novitiate director, St. Anne House of Studies, St. Louis, 1977-79

Pre-novitiate director, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1979

Vocation director, St. Louis Archdiocese Vocation Office, 1981-86

General councilor, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2010-16

Director liturgy and music, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2016-present

Volunteer, Microfinancing Partners in Africa, St. Louis, 2019-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Rose of Lima, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1964-65

Elementary teacher, St. Charles Academy, Stratton, Colorado,1965-67

Elementary teacher, St. Brendan School, Mexico, Missouri, 1967-70

Pastoral ministry, St. Joseph Parish, Fayette, Missouri, 1979-81

Pre-Kindergarten education, Little Playmates Child Care, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1986

Vocation director, Diocese of Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1986-94

Director of liturgical education, Diocese of Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1987-2011

Co-director of vocations, Diocese of Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1994-99

Co-director of seminarians, Diocese of Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1997-99

Youth ministry, Diocese of Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2003-11

About Sister Lucille Meissen: Sister Lucy Meissen enjoys selecting the music for Sunday worship in Precious Blood Chapel in O’Fallon. During the week, she helps Sister Toni Temporiti, CPPS, with Microfinancing Partners in Africa, analyzing evaluations and editing stories sent by the 65 microfinancing groups in Africa mentored by Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in East Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sister Marie (Carol Jean) Orf

Birthplace: Josephville

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in history and English, with a Minor in Education, Maryville College, St. Louis, 1968

Master’s in religious studies, Saint Louis University, 1978

Master’s in administration, St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota, 1981

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Agnes, Bloomsdale, 1964-69

Elementary teacher, Assumption, O’Fallon, 1969-76

Elementary principal, Holy Family, St. Louis, 1976-80

Elementary principal, St. Joseph, Cottleville, 1980-83

Formation director, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1989-97

General councilor, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2004-10

Co-director, Partners In Mission, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2012-18

Assistant director, St. Anthony Food Pantry, St. Louis, 2011-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Pastoral minister and director of religious education, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Anchorage, Alaska, 1983-89

Pastoral associate, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Chicago, 1997-2004

About Sister Marie Orf: Since 2011, Sister Marie has been the assistant director of St. Anthony Food Pantry in St. Louis. Besides her ministry, she volunteers in many ways to help the poor. She received the Lincoln Park Community Shelter Mission Award in Chicago for her impact on the lives of homeless people. In 2010, Sister Marie was recognized with an award given by the Missouri Association for Community Action, Inc. for having roofed or painted 160 homes in the past, 20 years with groups of 30 or more young people, in New Madrid, Missouri. She loves to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Sister Fran (Rose Anthony) Raia

Birthplace: St. Louis

First profession: 1962

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1965

Master’s in religious education, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary education, St. Clement of Rome, St. Louis, 1964-71

Elementary education, Most Precious Blood in St. Louis, 1971-72

Elementary education, St. Sabina, Florissant, 1972-77

Administrative assistant: Villa Maria Center, St. Louis, 1982-84

Consultant, Organization for Religious Communities, 1984-94

Consultant, Center for Professional and Pastoral Services, Maryland Heights, 1994-2000

Campus minister, Maryville University, St. Louis, 1998-2004

General councilor, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2004-10

President, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 2010-16

Service outside the archdiocese: Pastoral minister, St. Henry Parish, Charleston, Missouri, 1977-78

Pastoral minister, Immaculate Conception Parish, Jackson, Missouri, 1978-82

About Sister Fran Raia: Since 2016, Sister Fran has served as a volunteer, spending a lot of time responding to the needs of the day. She is involved with an anti-racism group where they educate themselves, pray and take action. She enjoys cooking, visiting with family and friends, reading and watching movies.

70th First Profession

Sister Renee Brinker

Birth name: Bonnie Brinker

Birthplace: Owensville, Missouri

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Education: Master’s in history, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary education, Our Lady of Fatima, Florissant, 1957-59

Elementary education, St. George, St. Louis, 1959-60

Elementary education, St. John the Baptist, St. Louis,1962-66

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary education, Sacred Heart, Columbia, Missouri, 1952-54

Elementary education, St. Henry, Charleston, Missouri, 1954-57

Elementary education, St. Peter, Quincy, Illinois, 1960-62

Elementary and adult education, The English School in Helsinki, Finland, 1966-1969, 1971-84, 1998

Private tutor, Helsinki, Finland, 1990-2013

Librarian, British Council Library at the Workers College, Swedish Speak, 1990-91

Secondary education, Kalliolan Kansalaisopisto Education Center, Helsinki, Finland, 1990-99, 2000-13

Instructor, Helsinki Business College, 1991-96

Secondary education, Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteis, Helsinki, Finland, 1992-94

Instructor, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 1996

Bilingual teacher, Casa de Theresa Weber, Lima, Peru, 1999

Liturgical writer, St. Henry Cathedral Parish, Helsinki, Finland, 2013-19

About Sister Renee Brinker: Sister Renee has been serving in prayer and presence since 2020. She enjoyed travel, reading and keeping in touch with former students from all periods of her teaching years. She felt, as a teacher, she could always learn from her students.

Sister Lorraine Brueggemann

Birth name: Dorothy Brueggemann

Birthplace: Oakville

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Education: Master’s in theology, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary education, St. Patrick, Wentzville, 1953, 1954-58

Elementary education, St. Alphonsus, Millwood, 1953-54

Elementary education, Assumption, Mattese, 1958-59

Elementary education, St. John the Baptist, Gildehaus, 1959

Elementary education, St. Joseph, Cottleville, 1959-62

Elementary education, St. Maurus, Biehle, 1962-72

Elementary principal, St. Maurus, 1966-1972

Secondary education, St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis, 1972-2000

Admissions, tuition and grants, St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis, 2000-13

Volunteer, St. Wenceslaus Parish, St. Louis, 2013-16

About Sister Lorraine Brueggemann: Sister Lorraine has been serving in prayer and presence since 2016. She loves life and enjoys reading and cheering for the local/state sports teams.

Sister Mary George Hellmann

Birth name: Edna Hellmann

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1944

First profession: 1974

Final profession: 1950

Education: General education degree in 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Seamstress, Ecclesiastical Art Department, O’Fallon, 1947-51

Homemaker, Archbishop’s Residence, St. Louis, 1951-54, 1958-59

Food services baker, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 1957-58

Food services staff and cook, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 1954-55, 1959-61

Food services staff and cook, St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis, 1955-57 and, 1969-70

Homemaker, St. Vincent Convent, Dutzow, 1967-69

Food services staff and cook, Motherhouse Infirmary, O’Fallon, 1970-78

Food services staff and cook, St. John the Baptist Convent-Gildehaus, Villa Ridge, 1978-88

Caregiver of elderly, St. John the Baptist Convent-Gildehaus, Villa Ridge, 1978-88

Food services staff and cook, St. Elizabeth Convent, St. Louis, 2001-03

Food services manager, St. Sabina Retirement Center, Florissant, 1988-2000

Volunteer, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 2003-07

Prayer and presence, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 2000-01, 2007-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Homemaker, St. Mary’s Convent, Quincy, Illinois, 1955

Homemaker, Redwood School of Precious Blood, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, 1961-67

About Sister Mary George Hellmann: Sister Mary George Hellmann has been serving in prayer and presence since 2007. She likes to read and make order of things.

Sister Ruth (Mary Frederick) Kertz

Birthplace: Bloomsdale

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Education: Master’s in elementary administration, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1972

Bachelor’s in education, Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois, 1967

Service in the archdiocese: Homemaker, Assumption Convent, Mattese, 1952

Homemaker, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1952-54

Homemaker, St. George Convent, St. Louis, 1953

Elementary teacher, Sacred Heart, Ozora, 1958-60

Elementary teacher, St. Mary’s, Glasgow, 1960-62

Elementary teacher, Our Lady of Fatima, Florissant, 1965-67

Elementary principal, Our Lady of Fatima, Florissant, 1967

Elementary principal, Assumption, O’Fallon, 1979-81

Coordinator of shared services, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1993-99

General councilor, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, 1999-2004

Local coordinator, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 2005-11

Volunteer, Villa Theresa Apartments, O’Fallon, 2011-present

St. Anthony Food Pantry, St. Louis, 2013-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Mary’s, Quincy, Illinois, 1954-56

Elementary teacher, Sacred Heart, Columbia, Missouri, 1956-58

Elementary teacher, St. Charles Academy, Stratton, Colorado, 1962-65

Teaching elementary principal, St. Columba, Conception, Missouri, 1967-69

Elementary teacher, St. Peter’s, Quincy, Illinois, 1969-70

Elementary principal, St. Peter’s, Quincy, Illinois, 1970-74

Teaching elementary principal, St. Brendan, Mexico, Missouri, 1974-79

Prison ministry, Alternatives to Prison, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1981-93

About Sister Ruth Kertz: Sister Ruth’s ministry is at Villa Theresa in O’Fallon where she serves in various ways. She enjoys many things and never has time to be bored. She enjoys reading, working puzzles, fishing when the fish bite, traveling, needlework and visiting family, friends and the sisters.

Sister Patricia (LaVerne) Muller

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Education: Bachelor’s in Spanish, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, 1966

Associate’s in radiologic technology, Forest Park College, St. Louis, 1986

Service in the archdiocese: Instructor, St. Mary’s College, O’Fallon, 1952-53, 1981-83

Elementary education, Ascension, Chesterfield, 1953-54

Secondary teacher, Bishop DuBourg High School, St. Louis, 1965-68

Elementary education, Most Precious Blood, St. Louis, 1970-71

Elementary education, Holy Family, St. Louis, 1971-73

Elementary education, St. Patrick, Wentzville, 1973-75

Elementary education, Assumption, O’Fallon, 1975-78

Elementary education, All Saints, St. Peters, 1978-79

Elementary education, St. Lawrence the Martyr, Bridgeton, 1979-80

Teaching elementary principal, Sacred Heart, Ozora, 1980

Radiologic technologist, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles, 1986-89

Radiologic technologist, St. Joseph West, Lake St. Louis,1986-89

Radiologic technologist, Lincoln County Memorial Hospital, Troy, 1988-89

Radiologic technologist, Perryville County Memorial Hospital, Perryville, 1990-2008

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Louis School, Louisville, Colorado, 1954-62

Teacher and ministry to the poor, Lima, Peru, 1963-64, and LaPaz, Bolivia, 1968-70

About Sister Patricia Muller: Sister Pat has been serving in prayer and presence since 2020. She enjoyed helping those in need and loves reading and being with family and friends.

Sister Isabelle Walsh

Birth name: Dorothy Walsh

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1950

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Education: Bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in education and philosophy, Fontbonne College, 1963

Service in the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, Holy Family, 1954-56

Elementary teacher, St. Domenico Home, St. Louis, 1956-1960

Special education teacher, Sacred Heart, Florissant, 1960-1962, 1965-85

Special education teacher, Holy Innocents, St. Louis, 1962-65

Special education teacher, St. Joseph’s Vocational Center, St. Louis, 1985-89

Hand stitcher, Ecclesiastical Art Department, 1989-2014

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, St. Peter School, Quincy, Illinois, 1952-54

About Sister Isabelle Walsh: Sister Isabelle has been serving in prayer and presence since 2014. Her past hobbies have included knitting/crocheting scarves and hats for food pantries. She enjoyed baking cakes and cookies, playing cards and working on crossword puzzles.

Sister Clara Therese Ziegler

Birth name: Rita Ziegler

Birthplace: Kimmswick

Entrance: 1949

First profession: 1952

Final profession: 1955

Service in the archdiocese: Food service, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1957-60, 1963-64

Food service, Archbishop’s Residence, St. Louis, 1964-65, 1986

Convent homemaker, Sacred Heart, Florissant, 1965-73

Convent homemaker, All Saints, St. Peters, 1973-74

Convent homemaker, St. Monica, St. Louis, 1983-84

Convent homemaker, St. Agatha, St. Louis, 1984-85

Convent homemaker, Holy Family, St. Louis, 1985

Housekeeping, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1985

Transportation, O’Fallon Motherhouse, 1986-2019

Service outside the archdiocese:

Convent homemaker, St. Charles, Stratton, Colorado, 1952-57

Convent homemaker, St. Brendan, Mexico, Missouri, 1960-63

Convent homemaker, St. Joseph, Omaha, Nebraska, 1974-80

Convent homemaker, St. Peter, Quincy, Illinois, 1980-83

About Sister Clara Therese Ziegler: She served in prayer and presence since 2019. She was grateful she was able to make a trip to Steinerberg, Switzerland, where her congregation began. She liked to pray, read, make greeting cards, counter cross stitch as well as listen to music. Sister Clara Therese died peacefully on Aug. 31, 2022.

75th First Profession

Sister Mary David Debrecht

Birth name: Gertrude Debrecht

Birthplace: O’Fallon

Entrance: 1944

First profession: 1947

Final profession: 1950

Education: Bachelor’s in business education and a minor in philosophy, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, 1954

Master’s in business education and a minor in economics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 1959

Service in the archdiocese: Secondary teacher, Bishop DuBourg High School, St. Louis, 1954-62

CPPS general administration, Secretary General, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 1962-68

General councilor, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 1968-74

Treasurer general, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 1974-88

Volunteer, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 1989

Treasurer assistant, Sisters of St. Joseph Province, St. Louis, 1989-93

Accountant, Missionaries of LaSalette, St. Louis, 1991-2000

Care of elderly volunteer, private home, 2000-01

Prayer and presence, Motherhouse, O’Fallon, 2001-present.

Service outside the archdiocese: Elementary teacher, Sacred Heart School, Columbia, Missouri, 1947-49

Elementary teacher, St. Henry School, Charleston, Missouri, 1949-52

About Sister Mary David Debrecht: Sister Mary David’s number one enjoyment is reading books: spiritual, health, psychology and science. For hobbies: baking breads, candy making, watercolor and wood burning.

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