NDA Welcomes Back Sister Mary Teresita to Help in Campus Ministry

On this sunny morning we found Sister Mary Teresita Richards, SND ‘78 in the campus ministry office writing dozens of personalized thank you letters to the NDA Faith In Action Teams (FIAT) retreat leaders who recently lead a retreat for their fellow students.  Sister Teresita said, “I am amazed at the willingness and eagerness students have to share their faith with others. There truly is a culture at NDA. There is a sense of prayerfulness and reverence to prayer that can be seen, felt, and heard throughout the day, every day.”
Sister is standing in for Co-Campus Ministry Director Faye Smith while she takes a brief leave. This role is a natural fit for Sister as over the years, she has been involved in many areas at NDA, including teaching Theology.
Her experience as Pastoral Director, for many area schools, has allowed her to remain attune to students and their prayer life.
“The NDA FIAT are truly involved with other students at NDA,” Sister explained. “Whether it is leading Mass or retreats, I am so impressed with the student leaders and their commitment to prayer, their politeness to each other, as well as the number of students that are involved in Campus Ministry.”
Sister Teresita also shared, “I can see the support of the faculty, staff, and students towards Campus Ministry at NDA. I see the many outreach opportunities they plan and implement…it is a beautiful gift.”
Yes, Sister, the NDA Campus Ministry Department is a BEAUTIFUL gift. We are BLESSED to have you on campus!
She is currently the Vocation Director for the Toledo Sisters of Notre Dame and speaks to students at NDA about religious vocation opportunities.