SisterRita Wenzlick

“Blessed be God and His gifts” is a favorite mantra of mine. In this 60th year of jubilee, I am deeply aware of the many who have been instrumental in bringing me to this point of my life. I acknowledge my family, my community, and the many friends and colleagues with whom I have worked and met along the way. For all of these, I am simply grateful.”

I was born on November 27, 1935, the seventh child of John and Anna Wenzlick. I grew up on a farm in New Lothrop, Michigan, and entered the Dominican Sisters at Marywood in 1953.

During my 35 years as an educator, my travels took me to Saint Mary High School, Gaylord, Beaver Island Community Schools, Saint James, Saints Peter and Paul Area High School, Saginaw, Lake Michigan Catholic Schools, Benton Harbor, and Sacred Heart School, Mount Pleasant. Summers were spent on completing my MA at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. In 1991, I came to the Diocese of Lansing where I have served the diocese in a number of different capacities. In my present ministry, I serve as Special Assistant to Bishop Boyea and Delegate for Consecrated Life.

I enjoy good music, theater, gardening, sewing and needlework. This has been and is a life worth living and after 60 years of living it, I have not looked back!

2022 – 68 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for world peace

In ministry with Sister Rita Wenzlick, OP

2014 Jubilarians