Sister Petra Daschbach
Sister Petra was born on July 8, 1919 and died on January 13, 2012.
Sister Petra was born Mary Elizabeth Daschbach on July 8, 1919. She died on Jan. 13, 2012. She was 92 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 72 years.
Sister Petra entered the Congregation on Feb. 1, 1939. She professed first and final vows on Jan. 23, 1942 and 1948, respectively.
Sister Petra began her teaching ministry at St. Philip Neri in Indianapolis in 1942. She ministered at many schools in Indiana, as well as at schools in Massachusetts and Virginia. She also taught for more than 20 years at Immaculata Prep in Washington, D.C. In addition, Sister Petra ministered at St. Ann Parish in Washington, D.C., teaching Latin before returning home to the Woods.
It was said of Sister Petra that the hundreds of names on her Christmas card list was evidence of her lasting impact on the lives of others.
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