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Marise Hrabosky, CDP

Sister Marise Hrabosky entered religious life from Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Ellwood City, Pa. She credits her parents’ prayerfulness and faithfulness to God for influencing her decision to become a Sister. She says, “I recall that my dad would get up early so that he could attend Mass before going to work, and my mom always relied on God in her daily living.”

An educator for almost 35 years, Sister Marise both taught and was principal throughout the greater Pittsburgh area and in Detroit, Mi. The two schools where she taught the longest are Providence Heights Alpha School in Allison Park, Pa. (1976–82) and Our Lady of Grace in Pittsburgh (1990–98). She served as social parish minister at Our Lady of Grace in Greentree (1991–98) before returning to Providence Heights to assume the ministry of co-director at the motherhouse (1998–02). At present, she is the parish social minister at Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church in Ambridge, Pa.

A cause dear to her heart is caring for God’s Earth. It’s no surprise, then, that she enjoys being outdoors and planting and caring for her garden. Her favorite Scripture quote is Romans 8:28: “For those that love God, all things work out unto good.”