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.”
Her ministry as a teacher included St. Basil in Carrick (1953-55; 57-60; 75-76), St. Martin in Pittsburgh’s West End (1955-57), St. Mary in Glenshaw (1960-65), All Saints in Etna (1965-67), St. Mary in Ford City (1967-68), St. John in Monaca (1968-69), St. Brendaus in Detroit, Mi. (1969-72), St. Joseph in Dover, Oh. (1972-74), St. Joseph in Braddock (1974-75), St. Mary in Beaver Falls (1976-79), and Providence Heights Alpha School in Allison Park (1979-93). She also ministered at Kearns Spirituality Center (1993-08). Presently, she is on the Providence Heights staff part-time.
Sister Wilma has had a deep devotion to her guardian angel since early childhood. She believes that God and her angel are with her daily as she goes about her duties and interacts with others. She says, “I am convinced that God uses us to be His hands, His face, and His heart to those with whom we come in contact.”