“She is a ball of energy, rarely sitting down, always on the go…” That’s not an unusual description for Kitty Wilson, SCN. The Sister of Charity of Nazareth has put her seemingly boundless energy to good use having ministered in a number of capacities and in a number of countries since entering the Congregation.
Sister Kitty has been a teacher, a social worker and a fund raiser to name a few of her roles over the decades. Currently, you will find her sharing a smile with students in the classrooms of St. Mary’s Center.
St. Mary’s Center is a non-denominational agency that serves over 150 adults and teens with intellectual and physical disabilities from the Louisville, Ky., area. Next year, the center will celebrate two decades of providing vocational, functional, academic, and socialization training. In addition, St. Mary’s also teaches participants lifetime leisure skills and offers a vast array of sports activities.
Sister Kitty plays an integral role in these person-centered programs and services which enable participants to become more independent. In her classroom, students learn about healthy life styles – good habits like eating nutritional foods and exercising. She can often be found going on walks with the students.
St. Mary’s Center is not affiliated with any religious agency and relies on the generosity of the community, donations, and the support of fundraisers. Students are never turned away because of an inability to pay.
Sister Kitty considers herself blessed by the many friends she has made since joining St. Mary’s last year. More on Sister Kitty’s ministry in a future issue of The Journey.