West Midwest

Sister M. Carol Baetz

70-year Jubilarian

Entered: July 1, 1951

Current Ministry: Treasurer for my local community, volunteer

Motto: Ecce Ancilla Domini; Fiat Mihi Secundum Verbum Tuum..


During these blessed 70 years, I have been grateful to be in a community that has a focus on helping the poor, the alienated, and others with special needs. I consider Mercy a dynamic and visionary community, thanks to wonderful leadership. I have been a high school teacher for 23 years and an ESL teacher for 19 years. My high school teaching years were spent between Mercy High School, San Francisco, and Bishop Conaty High School in Los Angeles.


I taught ESL at PUENTE Learning Center in Los Angeles. (PUENTE is an acronym that means People United to Enrich the Neighborhood Through Education). That was a wonderful experience, and it brought me in contact with many struggling women and men from Mexico and Central American countries who came here to support their families and to seek a safe haven. It was at PUENTE where I came to know the Holy Name Sisters (one of who founded PUENTE). It was a grace-filled experience to be part of that faculty.


Other ministries included patient advocate at Mercy Hospital San Diego, four years on the Burlingame Community leadership team, director of a Mercy-sponsored House of Prayer in Chatsworth, California, and parish minister with multiple duties.

 

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