Sister Charline was born on August 6, 1947, in Houston, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston and her Master of Arts from Fairfield University in Connecticut. She took her vows as a Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in September 1965. Sister's first assignment was as a teacher of the First Grade at St. Joseph's Parish in Baytown, Texas. Future assignments took her to St. Theresa, St. Cecilia, Holy Name parishes and to Incarnate Word Academy.
Sister Charline' present ministry is at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church -- to the sick, homebound, and bereaved. In an interview, Sister shared: "When I made final profession, I vowed to be a sister to the people of God. Working at Saint Ambrose Church, I try to follow the example of Jesus -- to love, to heal, to feed, to serve, to listen, to smile, to unite, to pray, to gather together. The caption above my picture in the parish directory, 'Our Sister', both encourages and challenges me.
Our Community's mission statement describes Jeanne de Matel (our foundress) as saintly. I don't think of myself as saintly, but I recognize that God is using me to spread His Kingdom here on earth. I have been blessed with many gifts and feel a strong sense of responsibiltiy to use and develop these so that I can witness to the Gospel message both in my public as well as private life."
Sister Charline and Father Phillip visiting with Mary Anne, homebound parishioner of .