Sister Pauline Sticka, M.M. celebrated her 75th Jubilee on February 12th, 2017. She was born in North Dakota. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation in 1942. Sister Pauline holds a B.A. in community service from Mary Rogers College, Maryknoll, NY.
Having been assigned to China in 1947, and after studying the language, Sr. Pauline did catechetical work for three years in Kaying, Sialoc, and Laofukeo. In 1950, she was taken prisoner under the Communist regime.
Returning to the United States, Sister Pauline worked in the Maryknoll Sisters Development Department before undertaking catechetical ministry once again, this time in Chicago’s Chinatown, for three years.
Sister Pauline then spent 48 years ministering to the people in Taiwan, where she served in pastoral, catechetical and women’s ministries. She also gave Marriage Encounter courses and trained the local people to do the same. Sister Pauline speaks the Hakka, Taiwanese and Mandarin languages. She was engaged in a “neighborhood ministry” giving Christian witness to those of other faiths.
In 2008, Sister Pauline returned to the United States to retire in Monrovia, CA, where she continued to share in mission with her many gifts and talents. She has been a part of the Eden Community at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining, NY, since 2014.