Sister Linda (Patricia Ann) Pettinella

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
50th, profession
Birth name: 
Linda Pettinella
Derby, Conn.
First profession: 
Final profession: 

Bachelor's in history, St. Louis University, 1972

Master's in special education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1978

Diploma in spiritual theology, Teresianum, Rome, 1985

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bellefontaine Neighbors, 1969-73

Principal, St. Ambrose School, south St. Louis, 1985-88

Director, Sacred Heart Villa, south St. Louis, 1988-94

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher and principal, Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children, Greensburg, Pa.

Director, Sacred Heart Manor Retirement Home, Hamden, Conn.

Missionary work, St. Paul School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Vice-provincial, U.S. Province, Hamden, Conn.

About me: 

Sister Linda has had a rich variety of ministries and has brought to each a spirit of generosity and enthusiasm, as well as a sense of humor. She will bring all these gifts with her as she begins new missionary work with immigrants in Trapini, Sicily, in September.