Sister Rose Kruppa elected next Superior General of CDPs

Sister Rose Kruppa, CDP, has been elected the next Superior General of the Congregation of Divine Providence. The CDP Delegates of the 2023-2026 Chapter also elected three General Councilors: Sisters Anita Brenek, Joyce Detzel and Elsa Garcia. They will take office in June 24 and will serve for six years.

Sister Kruppa, who is a member of the OLLU Board of Trustees, has served most recently in the capacity of Pastoral Associate for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Sister Brenek, also a member of the Board of Trustees, currently serves as first assistant of the Congregation’s General Council. Prior to this, she served as Associate Director of the Vocations Office in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Sister Detzel has served most recently as the Director of Providence Spiritual Outreach (PROSO Ministry). Prior to this, she served as an educator, attorney, and campus/retreat minister for 40 years in parish, high school, university and diocesan settings in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Sister Garcia currently serves as Parish Outreach Coordinator at Catholic Charities in San Antonio. She previously served as Social Ministries Coordinator at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Midland, Texas.

The Chapter Statement for 2023-2029 is as follows:

Entrusted with the flame of God’s loving Providence, we Sisters of Divine Providence are committed to sharing its light of hope with all people. We live the mission of being the loving face of our Provident God, who delights in and provides for all creation, leading and guiding it to abundant life. We immerse ourselves more deeply in the charism of Providence, building up our CDP community in gratitude and love for one another, empowering us for mission.

As humble instruments of God’s love, we co-create a world of healing, inclusivity and unity, where every life and all creation are honored and valued. Upheld in prayer, we offer our energy and resources to take the following actions:

• Being the presence of Providence, we listen with open hearts and minds, nurturing caring relationships with those we encounter;

• Collaborating with CDP Associates, sponsored ministries and diverse groups, we address the needs of migrants, the vulnerable, and Earth;

• Uniting with our neighbors wherever we live and minister, we support life-giving communities, giving special focus to those living on the West Side of San Antonio.

Eagerly and joyfully, we carry the flame of Providence to our world in need, fully confident in the Risen Christ’s promise to all, “Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” (Mt. 28:20)