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Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Novices

Two women who served in the Diocese of El Paso during the past two years are now Sister Andrea Koverman and Sister Tracy Kemme. On June 26, 2013 they were received into the canonical novitiate of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati during a vespers service in the congregational Motherhouse. Sister Andrea, originally from Dayton, Ohio taught fourth grade and was assistant principal at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School. Sister Tracy, originally from Cincinnati, served with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at

Sister Andrea Koverman and Sister Tracy Kemme

Sister Andrea Koverman and Sister Tracy Kemme

Sacred Heart Parish in downtown El Paso. She also served as the emcee at the Reverence for Life Rally for the diocese. The Sisters of Charity have established their house of initial formation, a time of discernment called Affiliation, in La Union, NM near El Paso. Women seeking to understand God’s call and to experience day-to-day life in community live with the Sisters while they serve in ministries at the border. In addition to their individual ministries, the members of the community also direct a center for children with special needs in Anapra, a colonia on the outskirts of Cd. Juarez, Proyecto Santo Niño. “We believe that it is important to give young women an experience of religious life at the margins of society, to have the opportunity to offer direct service and advocacy for persons in need, early in the discernment process,” said Sister Janet who serves as director of the Affiliate program. “Sisters Andrea and Tracy take with them into this year of deep reflection, prayer and study, their experiences of encountering Christ on both sides of the border.” After completing two years of novitiate, si Dios quiere (God willing), they will profess vows as Sisters of Charity. Sister Tracy writes a blog about the process of becoming a Sister: sisterintraining.blogspot.com