Barbara Horenkamp, CDP
Sister Barbara Horenkamp, formerly Sister Mary Louis, entered religious life from Ascension parish. She credits the Sisters of Divine Providence who taught her in grade school with influencing her decision to become a Sister.
Sister Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marillac College and a master’s degree in elementary school administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She taught at Mary Queen of the Universe School in Lemay, MO (1966–67), Ascension School in Normandy, MO (1967–74), and St. Mary-St. Mark School in Venice and Madison, IL (1974–77). She was the principal at St. Mary-St. Mark School (1977–86) and at Mount Providence School in Normandy, MO (1986–96). She was the school secretary at St. Dominic Savio School in St. Louis (1997-2014) and did data entry at Room at the Inn in Bridgeton, MO (2014-2020).
She said of her life as a religious, “I see the Providence of God at work in my life every day. No matter what happens, good or bad, God is there in the midst of it, caring for me.”
Self-described as funny, positive, and competent, Sister Barbara enjoys reading, puzzles, and keeping in touch with friends.
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