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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Formerly Sister Mary Hope

Photo taken in 2016

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel, formerly Sister Mary Hope, was born on May 29, 1946. The Jasper, Indiana, native entered the Congregation on September 12, 1964, and has been a Sister of Providence for 53 years.

Sister Mary Beth graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education, and earned a master’s degree in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame.

She ministered as a teacher at Saint Margaret Mary School in Terre Haute, as well as the 10th Street School in Jasper. From 1972 to 1976, she was a member of the Congregation’s renewal team before returning to Saint Margaret Mary Parish in Terre Haute to minister as a pastoral associate and parish life coordinator. She also served as the Congregation’s director of novices.

Currently, Sister Mary Beth is a member of the Congregation’s Leadership Team, having been elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2016.

She is known to enjoy playing Scrabble.

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