sister alice hein

75th Jubilee

Sister Alice Hein was born in Unity, Wisconsin. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1941 and was received into the novitiate in 1942 as Sister John Chrysostom. She earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1960 and a master’s degree in education from St. Louis University in 1966.

Sister Alice dedicated nearly 50 years of service to education.

From 1944 to 1953, she taught at St. Joseph Indian School in Keshena, Wisconsin. In the 1950s, she taught at Holy Name Grade School and St. Anthony of Padua Grade School in St. Louis.

In the 1960s, she taught at numerous grade schools: St. Rita’s in St. Louis; St. Mary’s Grade School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; St. Barnabas in O’Fallon, Missouri; St. Patrick’s in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she was also an administrator; and St. Louis in Englewood, California.

Sister Alice served the next 20 years in Kansas City, Missouri, teaching at Northeast Consolidated Catholic School (1971-1984) and St. Stephen’s Academy (1984-1991). She retired in 1991.

Since 2001, Sister Alice has resided at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis where she continues to carry out her ministry of prayer and presence.

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