Felician Sisters Welcome a New Postulant

Felician Sisters welcome Catherine Rotterman, in a Rite of Acceptance at the Provincial House.

On Sunday, February 2, the Felician Sisters welcomed Catherine Rotterman as a postulant at her Rite of Acceptance during a Eucharistic liturgy at the Provincial House in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Katie is from Lancaster, New York, and most recently resided in Hyattsville, Maryland, where she was employed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. After a period of inquiry, Katie became a candidate on August 17, 2018, signaling her desire to pursue life as a Felician Sister, and has since spent time with us in prayer, conversation and ministry, while maintaining her own residency and occupation.

Postulancy is the third step in the formation process for Felician Sisters. It is a transitional period of formation in which a woman begins to experience living with us in community.

At the end of her Rite of Acceptance, provincial minister Sr. Mary Christopher Moore presented Katie with a tau cross to remind her of her commitment to deepen her baptismal call to follow Christ as she learns the way of life of the Felician Congregation.

Katie will reside at Mother of the Eucharist Convent in Laredo, Texas, during her postulancy. Under the guidance of Sr. Christina Marie Conroy, director of postulants, she will live and minister in community with the Felician Sisters.

Click here to learn more about the formation process and life as a Felician Sister.

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Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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