West Midwest

Sister Rita Waters

50-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1968 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Current Ministry: Rubenfeld Synergist and Reflexologist; CLDP (Collaborative Leadership Development Program); CMHE (Conference for Mercy Higher Education)

Motto: I am with you


In step with Catherine McAuley’s legacy, Rita’s ministry is to help others realize and utilize their inner beauty and strength.  To that end, she taught elementary school at St. Joseph’s (Marion), All Saints (Cedar Rapids) and Edina, Minnesota.  She served as pastoral minister at Immaculate Conception (Cedar Rapids) and staffed Mercy Spiritual Center. Rita’s recent ministries have been national in scope: Catholic University, National Office for Disabilities, National Association for Treasurers, the Collaborative Leadership Program and Mercy Conference for Higher Education. She is also a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist and a professional reflexologist. She has given spiritual and self-growth retreats and workshops in 12 states. Rita graduated from Mount Mercy and holds a Masters degree from Loyola University, Chicago. Celebrating 50 years of religious life, Rita keeps young by dancing, playing racquetball, traveling to new places, working jigsaw puzzles, water color and oil painting, and outdoor tent camping.



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