Sister Wilma McKee, formerly Sister Alice Ann, entered religious life from St. Alphonsus Parish in Wheeling, WV. 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, PA (1953-55; 57-60; 75-76), St. Martin in Pittsburgh’s West End (1955-57), St. Mary in Glenshaw, PA (1960-65), All Saints in Etna, PA (1965-67), St. Mary in Ford City, PA (1967-68), St. John in Monaca, PA (1968-69), St. Brendaus in Detroit (1969-72), St. Joseph in Dover, OH (1972-74), St. Joseph in Braddock, PA (1974-75), St. Mary in Beaver Falls, PA (1976-79) and Providence Heights Alpha School in Allison Park, PA (1979-93). She also ministered at Kearns Spirituality Center (1993-04). Since 2017, Sister Wilma has served in prayer and general service ministry at Providence Heights. She says of her ministry as a teacher, "I was surprised how quickly I adjusted to a new convent and school. When I first went to school, to prepare my classroom, I felt very much adjusted. So much so that by the end of the first morning, I felt very comfortable in my new surroundings. I often thanked God for that marvelous gift."
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."
Self-described as organized, helpful and compassionate, Sister Wilma enjoys reading and word puzzles.
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