sister teresa horn-bostel

60th Jubilee

Sister Teresa Horn-Bostel was born in Emporia, Kansas. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1956 and was received into the novitiate as Sister Margaret Harold in 1957. She earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1961 and a master’s degree in religious studies from St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minnesota.

Sister Teresa began her ministry in education, teaching junior high at St. Mary of the Assumption Grade School in Waco, Texas. From 1965 to 1977 she served at various schools in the St. Louis area. In the 1960s she taught at St. Anthony of Padua in St. Louis and Valle Grade School in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. From 1969 to 1972, she was an administrator and teacher at St. Barnabas in O’Fallon, Missouri. And from 1972 to 1977, she was an administrator at St. Mary Magdalene in St. Louis.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Sister Teresa served as a religious education director, first at St. Joseph Parish in Marietta, Georgia, then at Church of the Risen Christ in Kansas City, Missouri.

In the 1980s and 1990s, she served in two capacities at St. Therese of the Little Flower Parish in Kansas City, Missouri--in emergency assistance then, after a brief sabbatical, as social services coordinator.

Back in St. Louis, she worked in client services for the Catholic Commission on Housing from 1996 to 2000. The following year, she served her Sisters of St. Joseph community as the dining room manager at the St. Joseph Provincial House.

Sister Teresa served 11 years as a hospital chaplain in St. Louis at St. Mary’s Hospital from 2001 to 2003; and at St. John Mercy Medical Center/Mercy Hospital from 2003 to 2012.

Retired in 2012, Sister Teresa continues serving the dear neighbor through volunteer work.

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