Sister Carol Tenerovich, formerly Sister Leanne, entered religious life from Our Lady of Victory parish in Harwick, Pa. She was most influenced in her vocation by the joy she experienced with the young Sisters serving at St. Alphonsus Elementary School in Springdale, Pa, among them Sisters Laurie (Laurentia) Hoegle, Mary Gilbert, and Charlotte Gatz.
60 Years in 2019
Sister Carole Anne Riley, formerly Sister Mary Patrick, entered religious life from St. Anne’s in Castle Shannon, PA. She credits the example of Sister Clare Louise with influencing her vocation.
Sister Rose Elena Reyes Colón entered religious life from Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Puerto Rico. She was inspired through a vocational retreat at San Miguel parish in Utuado, Puerto Rico. She said, "I have a few personal stories that confirm to me that Jesus called me to be His beloved forever... In a flooded river, the Father Almighty embraced me and saved me from drowning. ... At a charismatic retreat in 1969, I was baptized in the gifts of tongues and healing. ... While preaching during a retreat, I felt that it was not me preaching but someone with a really strong energy.
Sister Catherine Ann Koller, formerly Sister John Joseph, entered religious life from St. Joseph parish in Duquesne, PA. She credits her family’s commitment to the practice of the Catholic faith and the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her as the inspiration for her vocation. She felt drawn to the Community and attended Marycrest Prep School before she entered.
Sister Jo Ann Simanella entered religious life from Ascension Parish in Normandy, MO. She credits the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and the Sisters of Divine Providence, especially her seventh-grade teacher Sister Anita Green, for influencing her decision to enter religious life.
Sister Ann Therese Connolly entered religious life in 1960 from her home parish of St. Joseph in Quincy, MA. Of her decision to become a religious, she says, “It was Divine Providence that brought and accepted me into the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence. I found the Sisters to be prayerful, hard-working and abounding in humor.”