- Legends Division
Sr. Judith Ann Miller, CSJ, taught religion at SJA from 1968-1976. In addition to daily religion classes, Sr. Judith Ann, along with the late Sr. Mary Joel, led weekend retreats for students. Sr. Judy loved her students and loved teaching, which was obvious in her enthusiasm and her involvement in SJA activities. She instilled in her classes the assurance that God loves them no matter where they are in their journey. Her playful, ‘all-in’ demeanor was a magnetic attraction for teenage girls. In those early post-Vatican II times, she made sense of where Christ fit in young lives, and actively guided students as they cracked open the ‘Good News’ and discovered the richness of Scriptures in her classrooms.
In 1976, she left to serve her St. Louis community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, as Director of Novices. She then returned to Wisconsin and spent 28 years in parish ministry in the Diocese of Green Bay as Pastoral Associate of Nativity Parish in Green Bay, Parish Director of St. Lawrence Parish in Navarino, and Parish Director of St. Mary Parish in Oshkosh, all the while, bringing people closer to God. Her positivity, ready smile and open arms continued to remind parishioners of the great love God has for us.
In 2008, Sr. Judy joined the staff of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey where her ministry has focused on retreats, programs, and spiritual direction. Guiding others with her eyes of love and listening heart has been a source of hope and joy to many. Currently, she offers spiritual direction at the Center. Sr. Judy is also actively involved at St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter as a Board Member and as part of the Ministry Team. In addition, she works with the Associate Program of her religious community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Her beautiful response to being ‘present’ for others has helped thousands to discover God’s abiding love and grace in their lives.