Sister Christine Marie Fendel

Hometown: St. Meinrad, Indiana

Entrance Date: September 10, 1960

First Profession date: June 16, 1962

Perpetual Profession date: June 15, 1967

Educational background: BS in 1964 from St. Benedict's College; MA in Special Education in 1979 from University of San Diego, California; life credentials in multiple subjects - severely handicapped, learning handicapped

Work background: Taught first grade in Catholic school for 17 years; taught special education in public schools for 29 years; taught sacramental program for regular and special needs students; taught parents and special needs babies, birth to three years old; prison ministry

Current Ministry: Coordinator of Ministry to the Homebound and Senior Citizens since 2012

Other interests: Visiting with people, the Colts, listening to music, parties, having fun

What attracted me to this community: 1. Taught by the Benedictines, 2. Hospitality and prayer life