Sister Rose Michele Sieber entered religious life from St. Alphonsus parish in Wheeling, WV. Her vocation to religious life was most influenced by Sisters Johanna† and Eustachia†, both Sisters of Divine Providence.
She spent more than 40 years in ministry in the Dioceses of Altoona, Detroit, Columbus, Wheeling/Charleston, and Chicago. The opportunity helped her to broaden her understanding of cultures and the influence those cultures had on the local church. It gave her an appreciation of what is possible liturgically while working within the proper guidelines.
While ministering in those areas, she taught and studied with people of different races and religions. She recalls, “What a wonderful way to meet God’s people and realize that God’s creativity provides us with a magnificent mosaic of people called church.”
Sister Rose Michele’s teaching ministry included Our Lady Queen of Peace in Harper Woods, Mi. (1965–72; 84–88), St. Joseph School in Dover, Oh. (1972–79), and St. Anthony School in Charleston, WV (1997–99). She was co-director at Kearns Spirituality Center in Allison Park, Pa. (1999–02); was a substitute teacher at St. Sebastian School in Pittsburgh, Pa. (2003–05); and was a religion teacher at Marymount International School in Rome, Italy (2006–07). Since 2007, she has served in campus ministry at La Roche College in Pittsburgh.