Sister Gabriella Rogenski, a native of Granite City, IL, entered religious life in 1954 from Our Lady of Czestochowa (St. Mary’s) in Madison, IL. She credits the Sisters who taught her as influencing her decision to become a Sister.
65 Years in 2019
Sister Frances DeSalle, formerly Sister Renault, entered religious life from St. John the Baptist Church in Monaca, Pa. She recalls that Sisters Frances Romana and Floretta, Sisters of Divine Providence, helped to influence her decision to become a Sister.
Sister Patricia Milko, formerly Sister Ann George, entered religious life from St. Joseph’s parish in Braddock, PA.
Sister Carolyn Winschel, formerly Sister Jean Francis, entered religious life from St. Mary’s in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. She credits the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her, as well as her sister, Sister Anne Winschel, and her aunt, Sister Alacoque Winschel, with influencing her vocation to religious life.
Sister Zita Kessler entered religious life from St. Mary’s parish in Glenshaw, PA. She credits her family and the Sisters at St. Mary’s who taught her with influencing her vocation and supporting her decision to become a Sister.
Sister Bernadette Duman, formerly Sister Maximilian, entered religious life from St. Walburga parish in Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhood. She credits her very loving and prayerful mother and dad, who were great role models, supportive brothers and sisters and the Sisters of Divine Providence for encouraging and influencing her vocation.
Sister Grace Babuscio entered religious life from St. Rosalia’s parish in Greenfield, PA. When considering a vocation to religious life, she recalls that the deep faith and prayerfulness of her grandmother, whose name she chose for her religious name, greatly influenced her decision to become a Sister.
Sister Melanie Kambic entered religious life from St. Anselm’s parish in Swissvale, PA, in 1954. She wasn’t sure what her superiors were going to do with her, as she was 33 years old, independent, with a career, and had her own bank account. As she recalls, “There were no other women my age in formation.”
Sister Alice Gotti entered religious life from St. Columbus Cathedral in Youngstown, OH. After her conversion to the Catholic faith in 1949, she developed a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and Jesus. Her closer union to Mary and her Son, influenced Sister’s decision to enter Religious Life.