I knew of Sister Cecile Matushek probably around 4 years prior to my employment at Providence in Waco. Prior to that I worked at K-Mart Pharmacy until the Waco K-Mart closed. While at K-Mart we filled prescriptions for both nursing homes and individuals. There was a subset of patients that were on maintenance medication that they could not afford. I remember sending bills for these prescriptions to the “AGAPE fund care of Sister Cecile Matushek.” This program is still in place today and continues to help those in need.

After I started at Providence I met Sister Cecile and was honored to be able to work with her for some 13 years. For a good part of my tenure I held the horary title of “Tech Support for the Sisters” at their house on Colcord and later at their house near the “new” hospital. Sister C. was a guest at my wedding in 2015 and a close friend of my wife and myself still though the distance makes keeping in touch a little more difficult than walking down the hall! I wish her and all the Sisters well in St. Louis.


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