Sister Anne Arnold entered religious life from St. Basil Parish in Carrick, PA. She cites the essence of religious life and the charism of the Congregation of Divine Providence as the most influential factors that led her to become a Sister. She says that while the externals of religious life held no appeal, she was drawn by the inner dynamics of a lifestyle that would not be preoccupied with materialism or personal gain, but rather spent in helping others.
Sister Anne earned a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Her teaching ministry included St. Mary in Beaver Falls, PA (1958–61), Saints Peter & Paul in East Liberty, PA (1961–63), St. Mary in McKees Rocks, PA (1963–64), St. Mary in Ford City, PA (1964–65), St. Joseph in Braddock, PA (1965–66), St. Anne in Castle Shannon, PA (1966–67), St. Mary in Sharpsburg, PA (1971–75), St. Margaret in Greentree, PA (1975–77), St. Sylvester in Brentwood, PA (1977–78) and St. Ambrose in Spring Hill, PA (1978–79). She was a social minister at St. Kieran Parish in Lawrenceville, PA (1982–88). She returned to teaching at Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh (1988–92) and Providence Heights Alpha School in Allison Park (1992–97). Sister Anne is currently in prayer and general service ministry.
Sister Anne says, "I give thanks and praise to an all-Provident God for nurturing me in a Community that fosters trust, hope and confidence in a God who does sustain us as we try to cope with life’s challenges. I celebrate my family, friends, students and parishioners who help me to believe in myself and who validate and affirm religious life."
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