Current Ministry Location: Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY
Sister Rose was born July 6th, 1922 in St. Louis, MO to Agnes (Touzinsky) Krieger and John Krieger. She has one brother and one sister. Sister Rose graduated from St. Xavier Academy in St. Louis in 1940. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Art Degree in Education from Harris Teachers College in 1945 and worked as a teacher in St. Louis.
Sister Rose joined the Congregation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY on September 4th, 1948. She pronounced First Vows March 7th, 1951 at the Sisters Center and Final Vows March 7th, 1954 in Chile. Assigned to Chile in 1951, she was one of the second group of Sisters sent there. After serving happily in parish schools for the poor for two decades, she became involved in training adults in catechetics, and found even greater happiness and a feeling that this perhaps was her forte. With a team of dedicated catechists, including many couples, they developed a real Christian community and assumed more and more responsibility in the parish.
As a veteran missioner, in 1976-1980, Sister Rose enjoyed a new ministry, Mission Awareness programs. She served in many parishes and schools in the U.S. then returned to Chile until 1993. That year, she retired in Waterbury, CT where she engaged in volunteer work for 9 years in a Hispanic Parish doing Religious Education in public schools and home visiting. In 2002, Sister Rose became a member of the Sisters Center, Maryknoll, NY and continues to offer her services caring for the sick as a member of the Pastoral Care Team.