Sister Mary Celine Weidenbenner celebrates 60 years as a Sister

The third Ursuline Sister celebrating 60 years of religious life in 2023 is a consummate educator, Sister Mary Celine Weidenbenner, a native of Glennonville, Mo.

Sister Mary Celine is a naturally joyful, creative person, whose love for teaching and her students has made education a positive experience for 53 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Brescia College in 1967. She earned a master’s degree in education from Western Kentucky University in 1976.

All of her ministry has been in Kentucky. She was a teacher at St. Peter of Alcantara, Stanley (1967-71), Holy Cross School, Holy Cross (1971-73), Calvary School, Calvary (1973-76), St. Joseph, Mayfield (1985-89) and St. Mary Middle School, Paducah (1991-2006). She was principal of St. Alphonsus School, St. Joseph (1976-85). She served in a day care center at Precious Blood Day Care, Owensboro (2006-07). Since 2007 she has been a teacher at Mary Carrico Memorial School, Knottsville, Ky.

Sister Mary Celine also makes beautiful creations for the Ursuline Sisters’ Quilt Club.

Congratulations Sister Mary Celine!

Jubilee congratulations may be sent to 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. Michele Morek

    And she teaches all her classes how to do dances like the Virginia Reel! Thanks Celine!

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