Holy Cross Sister Anita Andreatta celebrates diamond jubilee
Sister Anita Andreatta, CSC, who currently serves in the ministry of prayer, is celebrating 75 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross in 2023.
Sister Anita shared her gifts over 25 years in elementary education as a teacher, principal and superior at schools in
California, Nevada, Idaho and Washington, including St. Stanislaus Catholic School, Modesto, California, for five years; St. Bernard’s School, Oakland, California, for five years; St. Philip Neri School, Lynwood, California, for six years; St. Charles School, San Francisco, California, for two years; and St. Paul School, Seattle, Washington, for four years.
She then ministered for two years as the region/province administrator for the Congregation in San Jose, California. In Notre Dame, Indiana, Sister Anita was the director of postulants for the Congregation
for six years. She also served as pre-candidacy director and spiritual director in Redwood City, California, for two years; and, for one year in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was director of volunteers at Holy Cross Hospital and pre-candidacy director for the Congregation. Later, she also served for six years in purchasing, as sacristan and as the religious superior for the sisters at Saint Catherine by the Sea, Ventura, California, and other sisters in the region; and as pastoral minister at St. Pius Catholic Parish, Redwood City, for four years. For 17 years, as a volunteer at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland, Sister Anita was a patient and family advocate in the emergency room, visited patients who were homebound, and served as a eucharistic minister for patients. She has been in her current ministry of
prayer since 2015.
Sister Anita was born in Weed, California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary of the Wasatch College, Salt Lake City, and a master’s in education from Loyola University, Los Angeles, California. Sister Anita made her initial profession of vows with the Sisters of the Holy Cross on February 2, 1948, and her perpetual profession on August 15, 1951.