Get to know...Sister Mary Rita Rohde

Age: 73.

Spouse: N/A

Children: N/A

Occupation and place of work: Teacher at Nuestra Casa.

My favorite part of the Yakima Valley is… all the wonderful people and the variety of crops grown here.

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be... a teacher.

First job I ever had was… waitressing.

If a movie was made of my life, the actor/actress I’d want to play me is... N/A

The best gift I ever received was... the family into which I was born.

The best piece of advice I ever received was... from my parents...that “can’t” should not be in my vocabulary.

My favorite dessert is... dark chocolate anything.

One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was... when I was chosen to be one of three leaders for Sisters of the Holy Names internationally.

If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see... all the world at peace.

I’d love to learn how to... play the cello.

The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to... China.

My favorite leisure activity or hobby is... hiking in the mountains and walking on ocean beaches.

If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time... N/A

The one word that best describes me is... accepting.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be... being more patient.

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