SC-NJ“Once I asked her why she chose this specialty (infectious diseases). She fixed me with her direct gaze, looking at me as if I had asked a really strange question: “Because the poor are disproportionately affected by infectious disease,” she said. “That is where a Sister of Charity should be.”

The moving tribute Sr. Christine Reyel, SC in America Magazine continues…

“Her mother got it right when she would introduce her only child, saying, “I’d like you to meet my daughter, Sister Christine, Doctor Reyelt.” Reyelt’s loving religious community gave her the support to work in often trying circumstances. Her sisters provided the grounding, balance and impetus she needed to meet daily challenges. She relished her time apart with them—times of retreat and celebration.”

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