Sister Mary Traupman, formerly Sister Marla, entered religious life from St. Mary parish in McKees Rocks, Pa. A first-generation American of Austrian decent, she has been an educator and administrator, and is also a practicing attorney.
60 years in 2016
Sister Donna says, "I strive to co-create a world of compassion, justice, and peace by respecting the dignity of each person I encounter and by listening to those who share their concerns."
Sister Marilyn Seidel entered religious life from St. Basil parish in Pittsburgh, Pa. She credits her parents and first- and second-grade teachers, Sisters of Divine Providence, with fostering and encouraging her vocation.
Sister Joan Marie credits her elementary teachers, all Sisters, for the inspiration to consider religious life.
Sister Donna Marie Dorfner entered religious life from St. Basil parish in Pittsburgh, Pa. She remembers being drawn to religious life—a life of prayer and serving God’s people—from childhood.
Sister Emily Meehan, formerly Sister Mary Timothy, entered religious life in 1956 from St. Mark’s in Venice, Illinois. She always loved God and wanted to work as a religious.
Sister Leona Ulewicz, formerly Sister Sara, entered religious life from St. Mary parish in Sharpsburg, PA. She credits the Sisters of Divine Providence and Holy Ghost (Spiritans) who ministered at St. Mary with influencing her decision to become a Sister, as she admired their happiness and dedication to the Church.
Sister Phyllis Scello entered the community of the Sisters of Divine Providence on September 8, 1956. She was impressed by the example of the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her in elementary school. She also credits her kind-hearted and faith-filled family, especially her parents.
Sister Mary Michael was living in Nevada when she inquired about religious life with the Sisters of Divine Providence, and remembers being contacted by Sister Mary Philip Hampton. It was this personal touch that influenced her decision to join the Community.
Sister Frances Marie Kriley, formerly Sister Mary Luke, entered religious life from St. Mary parish in Herman, Pa. She credits her brother, as well as relatives in the Community, with influencing her decision to become a Sister.
Sister Agnes Marie Geringer entered religious life in 1956. She considers her aunt, Sister Justina, a Sister of St. Joseph, as the person who most influenced her decision to enter religious life, as she admired her and wanted to be like her.
Sister Martha Thomas Baier (Phyllis) entered religious life from Saint Basil Parish in Carrick, PA. Her father was a great influence on her vocation.