Sister Mary Michael McCulla is a part-time parish nurse in the St. Louis area, and has been working with the Tri-Parish Nursing Ministry in Florissant, Mo., since 2002.
Sister Mary Michael was living in Nevada when she inquired about religious life with the Sisters of Divine Providence, and remembers being contacted by Sister Mary Philip Hampton. It was this personal touch that influenced her decision to join the Community.
Sister Mary Michael served for 24 years at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Granite City, Ill., the hospital owned and operated by the Sisters of Divine Providence from the 1920s until 2001. She acquired a master’s degree in gerontology nursing, and spent five years at Washington University Hospital in St. Louis in Alzheimer research work, and another five years at St. Louis University in gerontologic rehab. She believes she lives the mission of the Community by manifesting Jesus, the healer, in her ministry.