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Doris Kretzler, CDP

Sister Doris Kretzler entered religious life form St. Joseph parish in New Brighton, Pa. She credits her mother with influencing her decision to become a Sister. “My dad died very early in my life, and my mother, who had a deep Irish faith, felt responsible for passing this faith on to her children. Keeping the Commandments, attending Sunday Mass, showing love for others, and being with family were top priorities.”

She devoted the early part of her ministry to teaching primary school (more than 40 years). Presently, she is co-director at Providence Heights in Allison Park, Pa.

“Daily,” she says, “I ask the Lord to help me meet the day and all it entails in the manner He knows best.”

Describing herself as loyal, compassionate, and caring, Sister Doris enjoys listening to music, playing card games, and crocheting, and people might be surprised to know that on a visit to Ireland, she climbed the 133 steps to kiss the Blarney Stone!