Sister of Divine Providence to be honored for military service
Pittsburgh – October 7, 2019 – State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Lawrenceville, will honor Army Veteran Sister Melanie Kambic, CDP on November 11 for her service.
Sisters and friends will gather on Veterans Day for a "Patriotic Social" at Providence Heights in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, from 2-3:30 p.m., where Innamorato will present Sister Melanie, 98, with a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.
After graduating from the Braddock Hospital School of Nursing in 1944, Sister Melanie joined the Army Nurse Corps. and served for three years. It was during this time that thoughts of a religious vocation began to re-surface from her teenage years. Although she tried to outrun those feelings, she said, "'The Hound of Heaven' pursued me." When she returned home, she met the late Rev. William Cheetham at St. Anselm’s parish, who became her greatest influence in deciding to become a Sister.