West Midwest

Valery Heffner, RSM


Entered: February 2, 1945

Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer

Motto: Into Your Hands O Lord

As I celebrate 75 years as a Sister of Mercy and review the many and distinctly different ministries and dioceses I’ve experienced I can only say that my life has never been dull.

The first 24 years were spent teaching kindergarten through adult education.  Following this, and because of my education in the Spanish language, it was possible to begin bilingual opportunities in social service, housing for senior citizens, pastoral care, federal and state prisons and as resident coordinator of a small priestless parish.   

Currently living at Mercy Circle in Chicago provides me with an opportunity to assist with Mercy Chapel needs. It has been a gift and a blessing to have had so many wonderful people in my life. They are all remembered now in my ministry of prayer as I ask God’s blessing on all who touch my life and on those whose lives I touch or ever have touched in the past.      



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