Sister Ann Raymond Welte, IHM
Sr. Ann is a Philadelphia native and considers herself very lucky to have grown up in the Manayunk section of the city. She attended St. John the Baptist grade school and high school. After graduation, she entered the Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on September 8, 1964.
Her Profession of Vows was in June 1967. Her first assignment was at St. John of the Cross in Roslyn, PA where she taught first grade for two years. However, the community had another idea for Sister, asking her to serve at Camilla Hall, their home for aged, sick and dying Sisters. Sr. Ann accepted the new assignment and began a whole new direction in her work. During her time at Camilla, Sister earned a degree at Immaculata University and her LPN from Lankenau Hospital Nursing School. She feels truly fortunate to have spent twenty-six years serving, learning from and working with the Sisters, nurses and lay staff at Camilla Hall.
Sister gained an entirely different perspective over the next eight years when she served in South American missions, including two years in Peru and six in Chile.
Upon her return to the United States, Sr. Ann next mission took her to St. Hugh of Cluny Parish for two years followed by five years at St. Patrick Parish in Norristown. Sister most recently served for five years as the Assistant Director of the Newman Center at Temple University.
Sr. Ann enthusiastically joins Fr. Murphy as part of the core team at Mother of Mercy House. Sister is very grateful to her IHM Community for releasing her to be a part of this truly special mission.