Franciscan Sister Carol Seidl is the new principal at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, Casa Grande, AZ. Click here to read the entire article from the TriValley Central Casa Grande Dispatch. She and Sister Catherine Gilles and Sister Mary Karen Oudeans are living at St. Anthony of Padua Convent in this desert place. We will share more about our Sisters and their lives in the days ahead.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School has a new principal, and she is the first nun to lead the school in many years.
Sister Carol Seidl grew up in Luxemburg, Wisconsin.
“It’s a small farming community, 960 people,” she said. “I grew up on our family farm, a dairy farm, now a third-generation dairy farm.”
Her family was religious, she said. She attended a Catholic school taught by nuns and had a first cousin who was a nun.
“They were my inspiration,” she said.
Seidl took the vows of obedience, poverty and chastity with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, which was founded in Wisconsin. Read more. Don’t miss the photo gallery.