Local nun marks Diamond Jubilee
Sister Ruth Snyder, a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee on Thursday.
Sister Ruth, daughter of Peter and Agnes Snyder (deceased), entered the Rochester Franciscan Congregation from St. Finbarr’s in Grand Meadow. She was given the name Sister Ricella when she pronounced her vows in 1952. The jubilee marks her 60th year of service.
Sister Ruth received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the College of Saint Teresa, Winona, and her doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. She spent 20 years teaching in elementary, high schools and universities in Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and New Mexico. In addition, she spent 12 years in pastoral work and 21 years as a missionary in Peru.
She serves in Hispanic ministry for Queen of Angels Parish in Austin.