Sister Bernita Leiker

Order: 
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)
Jubilee year: 
75th profession
Birthplace: 
Antonino, Kan.
Entrance: 
1939
First profession: 
1941
Final profession: 
1946
Education: 

Graduated from the American School of Correspondence, Chicago

Service in the archdiocese: 

Parish volunteer at St. Catherine Laboure, St. Louis, 2001-07

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Housekeeper and cook in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas, 1940-48

Missionary in Brazil, 1948-92, where she was procurator for Precious Blood priests and the Xingu Diocese for 26 of those years.

Community services, 1994-97

Parish volunteer in Oklahoma, 1997-2001

About me: 

She spent 44 years as a missionary in Brazil, starting schools in four cities and renovating a hospital.