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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.

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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 Florentia Riebel, ASC

Sister Florentia Riebel, ASC, died the morning of December 1, 2022, at 7:40 a.m. after a brief illness.  She was 106 years old and lived 88 of her years as a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ.

Sister Leona Luechtefeld, ASC

Sister Leona (Mary Ambrose) Luechtefeld celebrated 80 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on October 7, 2022. Sr. Leona made her first profession on July 1, 1942 and her final vows on July 1, 1947.

Sister Marita Toenjes, ASC

Sr. Marita Toenjes celebrated 75 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on October 7, 2022. Sr. Marita made her first profession on July 1, 1947 and her final vows on July 1, 1952.

Sister Lucille Kern, ASC

Sister Lucille Kern celebrated 75 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on October 7, 2022. Sr. Lucille made her first profession on July 1, 1947 and her final vows on July 1, 1952.

Sister Janet Marie Wilhelm, ASC

Sister Janet Marie Wilhelm celebrated 70 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on Friday, October 7, 2022.  Sr. Janet Marie made her first profession July 1, 1952 and her final vows on July 1, 1957.

Sister Cecilia Hellmann, ASC

Sister Cecilia (Marie) Hellmann celebrated 70 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on Friday, October 7, 2022. Sr. Cecilia made her first profession on July 1, 1952 and her final vows on July 1, 1957.

Sister Celine Birk, ASC

Sister Celine (Mary Gilbert) Birk celebrated 70 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on Friday October 7, 2022. Sr. Celine made her first profession on July 1, 1952 and her final vows on July 1, 1958.

Sister Joan Marie Voss, ASC

Sister Joan Marie Voss celebrated 65 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on Friday, October 7, 2022.  She made her first profession on July 1, 1957 and her final vows on July 1, 1962.

Sister Therese Anne Kiefer, ASC

Sr. Therese Anne Kiefer celebrated 65 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on Friday, October 7, 2022.  She made her first profession on July 1, 1957 and her final vows on July 1, 1962.

Sister Mildred Gross, ASC

Sister Mildred (Michael Ann) Gross, ASC, celebrated 65 years as a vowed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) on Friday, October 7, 2022. Sr. Mildred made her first profession on July 1, 1957 and her final vows on July 1, 1962.