In our Centennial year, 2012, Sister Marie Corinne Rost celebrates 75 years as a Maryknoll Sister.
Sister Marie Corinne Rost entered Maryknoll in 1937 from her home diocese of the Immaculate Conception in Jefferson City, Missouri. She acquired a Bachelor of Science in Music at Manhattanville College, New York City in 1942. Her first assignment was at San Juan Bautista in Central California where she was a Catechist and Parish Minister from 1942-1943 and her next assignment was at Los Angeles in a Children’s Home from 1943-1945.
Sister Marie Corinne was assigned to Hong Kong in 1946. At Kowloon she taught in the Primary and Secondary Section of Maryknoll Convent School as a piano teacher from 1947-1955 and a Primary School teacher from 1955-1967 where she taught Music, Religion and English. From 1967-1977 she was Principal of the Primary Section. Again she was Supervisor of the same Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon and gave private English and Piano lessons to students from 1977-1983.
Her next assignment was to St. Joseph’s in Hong Kong doing Pastoral Work, specifically religious education from 1986-1991. Later in 1991 she was assigned to Homantin in kowloon, Hong kong, teaching English and engaging herself in a broad program of religious and cultural activity as well as relief work in the teeming resettlement areas of Hong kong until 1995.
After her retirement in 1996, Sister Marie Corinne was assigned to Monrovia, CA by the Congregational Leadership Team. In 2007, she moved from Monrovia to the Maryknoll Sisters Center where her prayer ministry is Sudan, Maryknoll-Mission Education/Promotion.