Sister Ruth Weiss says her most precious experiences were preparing children for first Holy Communion and Reconciliation. “My desire was to instill a deep and profound love for Jesus and an understanding of the gifts that these sacraments provided in their faith development.”
Sister Ruth, who served 38 years as a teacher, ministered at Mount Gallitzin Academy (1973-77, 1987-2005); St. Catherine in Beechview (1977-81), and St. Peter in Somerset, PA (1981-87). She subsequently served as an adult literacy instructor and home health care aide.
“In my years of being an educator of children and adults, my desire was to accentuate the potential of my students and to help them strengthen their God-given talents and abilities.”
Known for her compassion and generosity, Sister Ruth, a volunteer in the Development Office, has channeled her expert sewing skills into making artisan projects, such as dining scarves and aprons, to help support the mission of the Sisters.
Sister Ruth credits the Sisters of St .Joseph who taught her in fifth-grade for influencing her vocation call. “The most important aspect of our charism is that I would hope to embody is being a woman of compassion and concern for the ‘dear neighbor’.”