Sister Tarcisia Roths ASC is being honored with the 2016 Humanitarian Award created by Dr. Donna Sweet, an HIV-AIDS specialist. Sr. Tarcisia is being recognized for her teaching and outreach to the community of Wichita, Kan.

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By Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC

RothsTReceiving the Humanitarian of the Year Award means much to me, as it recognizes those aspects of my life that have been such a part of my years of ministry as an Adorer.  We are called to empower others to live fulfilling lives,

Teacher, Parish Minister Dies

Lillian SteckleinSister Lillian Stecklein, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 74 years, died Aug. 23, 2015 in Wichita, Kan. She was 91.

Sister Lillian, baptized Katherine Louise, was the seventh of 10 children born to Andrew and Rose (Dinges) Stecklein. She grew up on a farm near Ness City, Kan., and attended the public school there until the family moved to town. She was then able to attend Sacred Heart parish school for her eighth grade.

After starting high school in Ness City, she decided to join the ASC community. She entered the Adorers’ novitiate on Aug.

Jubilee: Three at 60

Three Mark 60 Years with Adorers of the Blood of Christ



ASC Sisters Maureen Farrar, Marita Rother and Catherine Shippen celebrated 60 years of vowed life with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ on May 3, 2015, at the Wichita (Kan.) Center.

They marked the anniversary with a Mass and dinner and were joined in the celebration by sisters, family and friends. Father Tom Welk presided at the liturgy.

The women made first vows July 1, 1955 and final vows exactly five years later.

Sister Maureen,

#ThowbackThursday: Richie pays a visit

By ASC Sisters Janet Sue Smith and Rose Therese Bahr

In April, a young man, Richard Nesbitt, came to our Wichita Center to install a handicapped door. When he had finished, he said he and his siblings had lived briefly with the Sisters in Wichita when our community ran an emergency child care program.

Sr. Terrie Ann Lewis started the program in 1972 after learning of the need in Wichita, and all of the sisters bought in to her dream. We served 1,700 children – about 150 a year – over the program’s 10-year life.

Sister Act: Reflections for National Catholic Sisters Week

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, we’ve asked several Adorers to reflect on how Catholic sisters influenced their lives.

Sr. Bernadine WesselBy Sr. Bernadine Wessel, ASC

I’ve had a relationship with the Sisters Adorers from a young age. Two of my aunts were in the community and Sisters Adorers taught at my elementary school.

As youngsters in school, we collected pennies for the missions through a group called Holy Childhood. Through our penny donations, we were said to be “ransoming pagan babies,” or helping to bring unchurched,