Sister Celine (Mary Gilbert) Birk

Order: 
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)
Jubilee year: 
65th, profession
Birthplace: 
Evansville, Ill.
Entrance: 
1950
First profession: 
1952
Final profession: 
1958
Education: 

Bachelor's in elementary education, Newman University, Wichita, Kan., 1970

Master's in adult religious and elementary education, St. Thomas University, Houston, 1980

Service in the archdiocese: 

Principal, Our Lady in Festus, 1971-78

Director of religious education, Our Lady in Festus, 1981-86

Pastoral associate, St. James the Greater, south St. Louis, 1988-96

Chaplaincy department and home care, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, 2002-04

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher, St. Augustine, Kelso, Mo., 1971

Taught at schools in Illinois and Iowa

Served in child care at an orphanage in Illinois

Director of religious education in Illinois

Served in pastoral care at Ruma Center

Spiritual leader at Ruma Center

Volunteer in finance office

About me: 

She is currently Living Mission in Later Life at the Ruma Center and performs local community services.