Sister Celine Maasen entered religious life from Saint Stanislaus in St. Louis, MO. Self-described as fun loving, a bird lover and a word-search- and jigsaw-puzzle enthusiast, Sister Celine credits her 8th grade teacher, Sister Mary William Haug, for greatly influencing her decision to become a Sister. For the past 11 years, Sister Celine has been the church keeper at St. Ann Parish in Normandy, MO. Prior to that, she was in ministry at Mount Providence—which is no longer in existence—for 10 years, as well as St. Johns in Imperial, MO, for four years.
65 years in 2015
Sister Wilma McKee, formerly Sister Alice Ann, entered religious life from St. Alphonsus parish in Wheeling, W.Va. From as early as first grade, she knew she wanted to be a Sister. She says of the Sisters who taught her, “I admired their way of life; it held a certain attraction for me.”
Sister Ann Martin Schmidt entered religious life from All Saints parish in Etna, Pa. She credits the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her, from first grade through high school, with influencing her life and vocation.