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Adorers of the Blood of Christ

We are the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a vowed religious community of Roman Catholic women who were founded in 1834 as a teaching order by the Italian, St. Maria De Mattias, in the small town of Acuto Italy. Worldwide, we are 2,000 women strong, including 200+ in the U.S.

Sister Mary Ann Bahr, ASC

Sister Mary Ann Bahr, ASC died on December 14, 2020 in the Caritas Center in Wichita, Kansas. At 95, she taught more than half of her life. She was one of 11 children born on the family farm near Olmitz, Kansas, and knew by age 6 that she wanted to enter religious life.

Sister Rita Robl, ASC

Sister Rita Robl, ASC, who helped others on their spiritual quest, died Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Wichita Center. She was 90 years old and had been a professed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for 72 years.

S. Margaret Knoeber, ASC

Sister Margaret Knoeber, ASC, a scholar, educator and trailblazer, died October 31, 2020, at Caritas Center, in Wichita, Kansas. She was 89 years old and had marked, just this past summer, 70 years as a professed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.