Sharon Nolte, CDP

Sister Sharon Nolte was born in Golden Eagle, IL. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963 and professed her final vows in 1971. She was most influenced to enter religious life by several Sisters she encountered during her childhood, including her grade school teachers.

Sister Sharon earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Harris Stowe Teacher’s College and a master’s degree in education in 1982 from Dayton University. Her teaching ministry included the following schools: Mount Providence School (Normandy, MO, 1966, 1969–77 and 1983-85), Divine Providence School (Westchester, IL, 1967-68 and 1981–82), St. Stanislaus School (Wardsville, MO, 1968-69), St. Pius X School (Shreveport, LA, 1978–80) and North American Martyrs School (Florissant, MO, 1985-86). She worked in public relations at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (now Gateway Regional Medical Center) from 1986–88, and was the secretary at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf from 1989–99. Sister Sharon also helped coordinate more than 25 religious pilgrimages to Europe. In 2000, she became the secretary and archivist for the Sisters at Providence Center in Bridgeton, MO.

Self-described as creative, prayerful and enjoys adapting recipes and caring for plants, Sister Sharon's main focus is Bishop Ketteler's motto: "Cultivate simplicity, the interior spirit and union with God. Strive to please God alone, and to labor for Him alone. He will take care of everything else."

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