Sister Marilyn Herber
Formerly Sister Vincent Marie
Sister Marilyn, formerly Sister Vincent Marie, is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Currently, she ministers in prayer and health care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Some of her more recent ministries included serving as a volunteer at Abbey Hunt Bryce Home, a hospice of the poor, and at Miracle Place where she tutored children in Indianapolis.
Sister Marilyn entered the Congregation on February 2, 1952. She professed first and final vows on August 15, 1954 and 1959, respectively.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also has a master’s degree in education from Indiana University and another master’s in pastoral theology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Of her ministries, Sister Marilyn taught for 18 years, including time at Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute; Ascension in Halethorpe, Maryland; St. Michael in Greenfield, Indiana; St. Charles in Peru, Indiana; Schulte High School in Terre Haute; and Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne.
In 1972, Sister Marilyn became the director of formation for the Congregation, a ministry she maintained until 1980. During that year, she moved into parish ministry, becoming the Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate at St. Mark Church in Indianapolis. And in 1994, she became the Parish Life Coordinator at St. Andrew Parish in Indianapolis, a position she had until 2004.
Sister Marilyn said she enjoys spending time with family and friends and still watches reruns of The Lawrence Welk show on Saturday evenings.
Sister Marilyn is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Wisdom and the future of religious life
- Sister Marilyn Herber: oral history
- Miracle place: it’s more than just a name
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