Sister Harriett (M. St. Edward) Ping
Sr. Harriett Ping was born in 1932 in Ft. Madison, Iowa. She entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1951 making her first vows in 1954.
Sr. Harriett received an associate’s degree in elementary education from Ottumwa Heights College in Ottumwa, IA, a BA degree in general science from the former Marycrest College in Davenport, IA, and an MA degree in math and physics from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Sr. Harriet’s ministry of teaching found her in Iowa at St. Alphonsus in Davenport, St. Mary in Ottumwa, Assumption High School in Davenport, St. Joseph in Dunlap, Gehlen in LeMars, Lennihan in Marshalltown and Aquinas in Fort Madison. She also taught at St. Leo High School in Lewistown, MT. Sr. Harriet was a librarian at Marycrest and worked in administration at Martina Place Assisted Living in Johnston, Iowa. After retirement Sr. Harriet enjoyed volunteering at Our lady of the Prairie Retreat. She now lives at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA where she is active in a ministry of prayer and witness.