Sister Mary Stella Wagner, formerly Sister Ann, entered religious life from Holy Rosary parish in Pittsburgh, Pa.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Duquesne University and a master of science from Clarion State College. Her teaching ministry, which began in 1956, spanned almost 27 years. She taught in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as throughout Pennsylvania and Detroi, Mi. She was the director of financial aid for the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh (1984-95); specialist in the Office of the Registrar at La Roche College in Allison Park, Pa. (1997-2001); co-director for the Sisters at Providence Heights (2002-03); sacristan at Providence Heights (2003-06); and volunteer caregiver at Providence Day Care South in Castle Shannon, Pa. (2007-08). Since 2008, she has been a retreat ministries volunteer at Kearns Spirituality Center.
She Mary says, “I try to make God’s Providence visible in my ministry by being a cheerful, unselfish staff member. I like to be a welcoming presence to everyone, and I help keep a calm and peaceful atmosphere at the Center.”