Sister Helen (M. Marice) Strohman
A native of Keswick, IA Sr. Helen Strohman was born in 1932, entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1951 and made her first vows in 1954.
Sr. Helen received a BA degree in elementary education from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA. She also attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport and Drake University in Des Moines.
Sr. Helen’s ministry of teaching found her in Iowa at St. Alphonsus in Davenport, St. Mary in Marshalltown, St. Mary and St. Patrick in Ottumwa, St. Donatus in St. Donatus, Assumption Grade School in Granger, Christ the King, St. Anthony and Holy Trinity in Des Moines. She also taught at St. Austin in Minneapolis, MN and Sacred Heart in Camden, MS. She was director of the YES Program in Canton, MS and a pastoral minister at St. Joseph Church in North English, IA. She was director of the Rainbow Literacy Center and worked for the MADCAAP Educational Program in Canton. Sr. Helen taught in the Madison County Jail in Mississippi and helped create the volunteer program Seeds of Hope in Des Moines. Sr. Helen currently lives in Canton, MS and is on call for a storage facility. Her parish is the home of two retired Irish Priests where daily they celebrate the Eucharist.