Sister Stephanie Mertens

Order: 
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)
Jubilee year: 
65th profession
Birth name: 
Rita Ann Mertens
Birthplace: 
St. Louis
Entrance: 
1949
First profession: 
1951
Final profession: 
1956
Education: 

Bachelor's in theology, St. Louis University, 1961

Master's in religion and religious education, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Teaching certificate for Illinois, Springfield, Ill., 1961

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, St. Joseph School in Zell, Mo., 1965-70

Religious education coordinator for Archdiocese of St. Louis, 1970-77

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher at Visitation School in Vienna, Mo., 1952-53

Teacher in schools in Illinois and Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1954-55, 1961-65

Religious education coordinator in Illinois parish, 1977-79

Social concerns director, Diocese of Jefferson City, Mo., 1979-89

Coordinator of Office of Justice and Peace, ASC community, 1990-2008

About me: 

She remains interested in and reads about peace and justice issues.