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Agnes Vogel, CDP

Sister Agnes Vogel, formerly Sister Charles Ann, who entered religious life from St. Martin parish in Pittsburgh’s West End, is a people person. She was an educator for 37 years, including St. Isaac Jogues in St. Clair Shores, Mi. (1970–77) and St. Basil in Carrick, Pa. (teacher, 1967–70; principal, 77–82).

She was co-director for the Sisters at Providence Heights (1997–2002), building manager for Wood Street Commons Association in Pittsburgh (2003–08), and provincial house driver (2009–present). Since 2010, she has served as part-time archivist at La Roche College in Allison Park.

When reflecting on her life as a religious, she says, “My understanding of religious life has evolved over the past 50 years. When I entered the Community, I was filled with awe and wonderment. As to the sacrifice I was making, I truly had no understanding of the meaning of Divine Providence; it was the name of the religious order I entered. Now I realize that the sacrifices of religious life are minimal in comparison to the hundredfold [blessings] I have received. The phrase Divine Providence has become, and is still, my major source of strength, comfort, and peacefulness.”