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Meet Theresa!

Aloha! My name is Theresa Wilks, and one of my hobbies is trying out new ways of greeting people.  Some of my other favorites include, “Greetings!” “Good day!” and “Hello.”  I am quite excited to try out some of these with all those I meet during my time with the Sisters.  I arrived here in Alton after working at Camp Gray, a Catholic summer camp and school year retreat center operated by the diocese of Madison, WI.  I worked there for eight summers and for five years as a full time staff member.  In my time there my duties ranged from kitchen staff, to camp counselor, retreat director, summer camp assistant counselor, and many other jobs.  The past three years I also spent studying for my Masters in Theology through Ave Maria University.
Before that I grew up in New York with my parents, four brothers, and assorted pets.  When I was nine years old, John Cardinal O'Connor announced that I was a future Sister in front of my entire parish.  Fourteen years later, I finally made it here!  I am excited to learn more about Christ's merciful love and the spirit of St. Francis, and eager to be living in community with other women who desire the same thing.


Many blessings, Theresa!

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