Sister Dorothy Kiel is celebrating 70 years as a member of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Her entrance date into the Community was August 20, 1944. She is a native of Brussels and St. Mary Parish there. She earned a master of arts in math and minor in education in 1964 from St. Louis University, and a master of science in education in 1975 from the University of Dayton, Ohio.
Sister Dorothy spent most of her active ministry as an educator. Her teaching ministry includes teaching math at Mount Providence Boys School in Normandy, Mo. (1971–86), and serving there as principal (1979–86). She also taught and served as principal at St. John Lateran School in Imperial, Mo. (1965–71), Ascension School in Normandy, Mo. (1952–57; 63–65), North American Martyrs School in Florissant, Mo. (1961–63), St. Andrews School in Tipton, Mo. (1947–52), St. Mary’s School in Brussels (1986–91) and Brussels Community High School, (1991–2001), both in Brussels, Ill.. She also taught in Illinois at Divine Providence School in Westchester, Ill. (1958–61), and at St. Mary’s School in Madison, Ill. (1957–58).
Sister Dorothy served as provincial council member for the Community (1975–80) and was director of education for the Sisters of Divine Providence (1975–84). She is now in prayer ministry at St. Clare’s Villa in Alton, Ill.