Franciscan Sister Leads at Casa Grande Catholic School

by Sister Julie Ann on August 30, 2015

Franciscan Sister Carol Seidl is the new principal at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, Casa Grande, AZ. Click here to read the entire article from the TriValley Central Casa Grande Dispatch. She and Sister Catherine Gilles and Sister Mary Karen Oudeans are living at St. Anthony of Padua Convent in this desert place. We will share more about our Sisters and their lives in the days ahead.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School has a new principal, and she is the first nun to lead the school in many years.

Franciscan Sister Carol Seidl at St. Anthony School Casa Grande AZSister Carol Seidl grew up in Luxemburg, Wisconsin.

“It’s a small farming community, 960 people,” she said. “I grew up on our family farm, a dairy farm, now a third-generation dairy farm.”

Her family was religious, she said. She attended a Catholic school taught by nuns and had a first cousin who was a nun.

“They were my inspiration,” she said.

Seidl took the vows of obedience, poverty and chastity with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, which was founded in Wisconsin. Read more. Don’t miss the photo gallery.

3 thoughts on “Franciscan Sister Leads at Casa Grande Catholic School”

  1. Sister Ann Joachim says:

    Congratulations to Sister Carol in spreading the faith in that area.

  2. annemarielom says:

    Sister Carol does have gifts and talents for leading a school in a parish community. Our prayers are with her, the Sisters with whom she lives and the students and people she serves. Thanks for posting this most interesting article.

  3. Sister Judanne Stratman says:

    God’s Spirit guide your footsteps, Sister Carol! May you and the other Sisters living at St. Anthony of Padua Convent be enriched as you enrich the lives of those you serve. With prayer, Sister Judanne

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