“We didn’t go to Chile to give the people something but to cooperate and help when and where we could, and also to be educated ourselves by the people.”
Before joining the Maryknoll Sisters in 1948, Sister Rose Andree Krieger had earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Harris Teachers College and worked as a teacher in St. Louis, MO. 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 she enjoyed a new ministry doing Mission Awareness programs in many parishes and schools in the U.S. In 1993, Sister Rose Andree retired in Waterbury, CT where she engaged in volunteer work for nine years in an Hispanic Parish doing Religious Education in public schools and visiting homes. Presently Sister Rose Andree is a member of the Center-Eden Community at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in NY and continues to offer her services caring for the sick as a member of the Pastoral Care Team. Throughout her mission journey she has continued to “cooperate and help when and where she can, and also learn from the people she serves.”
Sister Rose Andree is presently enjoying retirement at the Maryknoll Sister Center in New York.