SAN ANTONIO – Since the age of 14 Sister Gloria Ann Fiedler of the Congregation of Divine Providence (CDP) has been dedicated to the school since before it became a university. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake high school and witnessed as it transformed into a college then to Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU).
Fiedler remained a loyal student all throughout the transition while pursuing her Masters in Education from the university. She then moved to California where she received a Masters in Theology.
Fiedler is the Vocation Director for the Providence Leadership Program and has been involved with the program for at least 13 years helping young women discover if God is calling them towards religious life. Fiedler said, “I’ve had many one on one conversations helping them find their calling.” The program has partnered with the Archdiocese of San Antonio to create a retreat that helped many men and women find their calling as well.
After finishing high school she went on to do religious missions all around the U.S. going to places like Louisiana, Indiana and Texas. After coming back to San Antonio from her missions she got to work as a first-grade teacher while also training others who wanted to teach at Our Lady of the Lake University.
Another retreat that Fiedler has been involved in is the Life Awareness retreat. The main purpose of the retreat is to help young people be aware of the choices and decisions they make throughout their lives. Fiedler said, “two OLLU students have entered the formation for religious life” and from that, more and more women have discerned their call.
Other than retreats Fiedler wants to promote a special event by the Providence Leadership Program which involves five sessions that help students grow spiritually and build service to the community.
Fiedler also wants to let the students and faculty of the university know that there are several events coming up very soon; the Feast of the Holy Rosary on Oct. 7, and the Candlelight Rosary Procession Oct. 9. During these events accompanied by their international group the participants join in front of the statue of the Lady of Providence located in front of main; during the event the participants will surround the statue with candles, they will then walk to the lake and back into the chapel where they will sit for an hour-long prayer for world peace.
For more information feel free to contact Fiedler at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her cell 210-854-0837