Sister Helen Mueting

I grew up on a farm near the rural Kansas town of Seneca.  I was the 9th child of Leo and Marie Mueting, joining two brothers and six sisters.  Four years later another sister joined the family.  I loved living and working on the farm and missed it a lot when I first entered the Mount community.  I was educated at Sts. Peter and Paul School in Seneca and from there entered Mount St. Scholastica College.  During my freshman year, I felt called to enter Mount St. Scholastica Monastery, where I was able to finish my college education and get a degree in English.

My first teaching experience was in Baileyville, Ks.  While in Baileyville, I also was part of a religious education team that worked in Nemeha and Marshall Counties.  After four years there, I taught at Mount St. Scholastica Academy in Atchison, Ks, and at Bishop LeBlond High School in St. Joseph, Mo.

In 1983, I felt called to help found a dependent community in Harlan, Ia.  Our mission was to work with farmers who at that time were experiencing foreclosures.  I taught at Woodbine Community School while I was there.  After 29 years there, I returned to the Mount where I currently am secretary for the community.  When not working in the office, I enjoy mowing, gardening, extracting honey, and helping outside where needed.