Nun from Putnam County celebrates 50 years in ministry


TIFFIN — Sister Edna Michel, originally of Cuba in Putnam County, will celebrate her Golden Jubilee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at St. Mary Church, 85 S. Sandusky Street, Tiffin, with a reception following immediately afterward at Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium.

Michel began as a novice on Aug. 11, 1968, and took her perpetual vows in 1974. Michel spent her years of service as a teacher at St. Bernard School, New Washington. She moved to Millersville in 1976, where she was the director of religious education and also taught at St. Mary School.

Michel earned a Masters’ Degree in Theology from St. Bonaventure University, New York. After that time she returned to Tiffin and continued her career as an educator and administrator. Michel is currently Director of St. Francis Spirituality Center, a position she’s held since 2014.

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