Ursuline Sister, Sister Lois Walter, has been serving among the people of Youngstown for the past 14 years as a chaplain at Forum Health Northside Medical Center. She visits the patients in their rooms, spends time with them and prays with them. She is makes her patients laugh. You can often hear her say ” Don’t ever loose your sense of humor”. Lois also prepares the communion list and communicates with the parishes.
Sister Lois is a strong presence of among the medical staff where she offers support and hope. As noted recently in the Vindicator she accompanied fifty nurses in their rally at the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building. The nurses wanted to give a message to the Board to go forward with the reorganization of the Medical Center. Sister Lois was asked to deliver the prayer on this occasion.
Sister Lois was part of the staff at St. Edward Paris for several years as a pastoral minister and she is still a friendly face as she welcomes people and participates in the roles of lector and Eucharistic Minister.
Among the Ladies of Charity, Sister Lois attends quarterly meetings where she offers a reflection. This group of Catholic women raises money and gives to charity. Their annual fundraisers are the Christmas Party which will be Dec. 14 and “Green Tea” in the Spring.
A native of Massilion, Ohio, Sister Lois served at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Canton for 33 years before moving to Youngstown. She was a teacher and Religious Education Coordinator.
At home among theSisters at the Ursuline Motherhouse or wherever her day takes her, Sister Lois is a positive witness of what it means to live a consecrated life as an Ursuline Sister today. Her smile reflects her inner spirit of peace and joy.