Sister Cecelia Vandeberg
100 Years of Faith and Music – With great joy the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) looks forward to celebrating the 100th birthday of Sister Cecelia Vandeberg on June 26, 2018. Read all about it in the Great Falls Tribune and in the Davenport Diocese Catholic Messenger.
Video produced in 2013
Sr. Cecelia Vandeberg was born in 1918 in Epping, North Dakota, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1936. Her first vows were pronounced in 1939.
Sr. Cecelia received a BA in music from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan. Her ministry of teaching music and academics found her at schools in Montana including St. Mary (1941-59), St. Peter & Paul (1969-73), and Our Lady of Lourdes (1973-88) in Great Falls and St. Leo (1966-68) in Lewistown. She also taught music at St. Pius X in Rock Island, Illinois. From 1988 - 2012 Sr. Cecelia worked in hospital ministry in Great Falls, Montana. She then retired to Davenport, Iowa, living at the Humility of Mary Center, where she is active in a ministry of prayer and witness.