South Central welcomes novice
August 06, 2015
The South Central Community welcomed
a new novice last month as Sister Jane Hotstream led the Rite of Reception for
Patti Baca—now Sister Patricia Anne—in
the chapel at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, Ohio.
About 100 sisters, family members,
co-workers, and friends attended the ceremony July 18, 2015, followed by a dinner.
Born in Houston, Texas, Sister Patricia Anne spent 19 years as a search-and-rescue expert in the U.S. Coast Guard on the West Coast and in the Great Lakes region. Since entering the South Central Community in August 2013, she has lived in the Carlow Convent community in Toledo, Ohio, and has worked with low-income housing in the area. Later this month, Sister Patricia Anne will move into Mercy’s U.S. Novitiate in
St. Louis, Missouri, where she will further her studies of the vows, Scripture and community living.