When the Sisters of the Precious Blood came to America in 1844, education – of German immigrants – was our first mission. That focus continued as we taught in rural areas and inner cities, Catholic and public schools, elementary and secondary institutions, and universities. We believe that educating our sisters and brothers, young and old, lifts people from poverty, fosters understanding among cultures, inspires innovation, and opens opportunities. In and out of the classroom, we continue to be educators today.
- Catechetical leadership
- Liturgical education
- School for Mayan women
Brunner Literacy Center; Literacy Center launched in Trotwood; Literacy Center Wins Award; bulletin article
Interview with Sister Karen Elliott published in Management Monthly, Newsletter for Educators, October 2011
Sister Karen Elliott
Sister Karen Elliott recently joined Mount St. Joseph University as director of mission and ministry. Sister Karen most recently served as the Catholic campus minister at Wright State University. Prior to her role at Wright State, Sister Karen served as chairperson and professor of religious studies at Mercy College of Ohio for 12 years. While at Mercy College, Sister Karen also held the positions of interim director of graduate studies and director of curricular service learning. Read More
A group of nine Mount St. Joseph University students devoted part of their spring break to tornado recovery with Sister Karen at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Dayton, Ohio; Michelle Bodine photo.
Sister LaKesha Church
Sister LaKesha teaches at St. Adelaide Academy in Highland, California (preschool through 8th grade). The academy offers rigorous academic programs that include exemplary hands-on science, technology, and music/choir. Students participate in a variety of sports programs, faith-filled activities, and community service projects that bring meaning and development to their lives and spirituality.
Sister LaKesha teaches her students via ZOOM during the pandemic; contributed photo.
Sister Paula Gero
I recently retired from teaching elementary school for 47 years, mostly at St. Pius X School in Flint, Michigan. There I was also involved in CCD, RCIA, and Girl Scouts.
I belong to the Salem Heights choir and assist with liturgy and sacristy work at the Maria Joseph Center. My main job is at the Brunner Literacy Center. At first I tutored several students and did secretarial work. Later, I became program coordinator at a new site on Brown Street, in cooperation with Catholic Social Services, for tutoring refugees in English. Now I coordinate the Riverview site, where we tutor adults in elementary education. Read More
Sister Paula reads Harry Potter with her student, Luis, at the Brunner Literacy Center in Trotwood, Ohio; contributed photo.