MOTHER JUDITH MIETZELFELD
1 October 1921 – 20 October 2014
Mother Judith was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1st October 1921. Her father had become an American citizen after emigrating from Germany. Her mother was born in the USA in a family of Irish origin.
From 1938 to 1942 Mother Judith studied English language and literature at the College of New Rochelle, New York, and in 1942 she entered as a postulant in the Eastern Province of the United States (Roman Union). As a junior she continued her studies at Fordham University, New York. From 1945 to 1956 she taught Philosophy and English at New Rochelle.
In response to an appeal from the Institute, she joined the Austrian Province in 1957 and was formally transferred in 1961. At first she taught in the Ursuline High School in Salzburg. Then in 1964 she was appointed Provincial Prioress. She remained in this post until 1971 when she was elected Prioress General.
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