The General Chapter elected Sr. Diana Wauters as the new Superior General of the Religious of the Assumption. We rejoice and are glad!
Sr. Diana is from our USA Province and is the Superior of the Chaparral community in New Mexico. She had just been named Provincial Superior and was due to begin her mandate on August 12th.
Sr. Diana had served as General Councilor from 1994-2000. When she returned to the United States after serving at the Motherhouse, she became one of the first Sisters of the new community in Chaparral. Sr. Diana lived for many years in West Africa as a missionary. She also served in the Philadelphia area communities.
Sr. Diana is originally from Allentown, PA.
Her mandate as Superior General is from 2006-2012.
The Chapter will elect the General Councilors in the next few days.
Please keep Sr. Diana and the Assumption in your prayer and give thanks to God with us.
The following is what Sr. Diana said of herself:
I was born into an immigrant family in Greensboro, NC in 1942. I am the middle child and I have an older brother and a younger brother. All of my formal education took place in Pennsylvania, where I entered the Assumption (1960) in Philadelphia immediately after high school. I did graduate studies in sociology and education and obtained my MSW (Masters in Social Work) from the University of Pennsylvania.
I worked as a teacher both in our Assumption schools and parochial schools until 1971, when I went to the Province of West Africa until 1987 with 5 years (1976-1980) for studies in the States. After returning to the States in 1987, I started working in the field of mental health and substance abuse as a therapist. I continue to work in that field with the largely immigrant population on the US-Mexican Border in Chaparral, NM.
I served on the general council from 1994 2000.