"The greater the work the more
important it is to establish it on
a solid foundation. Thus it will
not only be more perfect; it
will also be more lasting.”

St. Louise de Marillac

“Acting well our part in
present difficulties is
the only way to ensure
the peace of futurity.” 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

S. Anne Hermine Gerver

Long before many Sisters began to receive spiritual direction on a regular basis in the post-Vatican II church, S. Anne Hermine Gerver counseled many who sought her out. In her positions as teacher, administrator and major superior, many Sisters knew and loved her. Perhaps what so many found attractive about her was not only her kindness, but also that she was down-to-earth. Understanding human nature and its foibles, Sister was able to accept herself and others. When they needed a willing listener who could point them in the right direction and help them navigate a difficult situation, she was one many chose.

S. Anne Hermine’s speech, her demeanor, and her presence communicated to others that she lived with Jesus. They perceived her as a peace-filled, holy woman always striving for greater intimacy with God. She was seen as a Sister of Charity visibly living the Community virtues of humility, charity and simplicity.

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