Sister Bernice Kuper
Formerly Sister Ann Bernice
Sister Bernice is deceased.
Sister Bernice, formerly Sister Ann Bernice, was born Anna Bernice on Aug. 22, 1922. She died on Nov. 26, 2013. She was 91 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 73 years.
Sister Bernice entered the Congregation in January 1940. She professed first vows in 1942 and final vows in 1946.
Sister Bernice ministered as a teacher at schools in Illinois, Indiana and Oregon. She also ministered as a pastoral associate at St. John Parish in Newburgh, Indiana, for 13 years and was the Congregation’s director of postulants for a time.
Sister Denise Wilkinson said of Sister Bernice, “Her ability to be quiet and centered when I talked with her amazed me.”
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- My most challenging and most transformative years
- Shouldn’t all sisters wear habits?
- Care of Earth: an ascetical practice for our times?
- Living a fruitful vowed life
- Love, mercy, justice – In the footsteps of our foundress
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