Sister Rosemonde Deck entered the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1949, from her home parish of St. Michael’s in Loretto, Pa. Her ministry as a music teacher included All Saints (Etna, Pa.) and St. Mary’s (Glenshaw, Pa.), St. Sylvester’s (Overbrook, Pa.), St. Sylvester’s (Brentwood, Pa.), Sacred Heart Elementary (Kingston, Mass.), St. Frances Xavier (Weymouth, Mass.), and Sacred Heart High School (Kingston, Mass.).
Sister Rosemonde, along with her sister Rosalie, also a Sister of Divine Providence, led the Sacred Heart music department for more than 50 years. In 2011, the school paid tribute to the “Singing Sisters” with a bronze plaque, hung in the school auditorium to honor them for their years of service and commitment to the students of Sacred Heart and the school’s Performing Arts Program. In addition to building Sacred Heart’s noted music program, the sisters also performed together professionally, all over the world, and recorded several CDs.
Making the sacrament of First Holy Communion was Sister Rosemonde’s greatest influence in entering religious life. She recalls the Franciscan Sisters and the Sisters of Divine Providence as being role models as well. She says, “Trusting in Divine Providence each day of my life is how I live the charism of my Community.”
Sister Rosemonde currently works as a part-time staff member at Providence House in Kingston.