Celebrating 100 years: Teresa (Mechtildis) Palsmeier, ASC

Dec 01, 2011

On Dec. 29, 2011, Teresa (Mechtildis) Palsmeier, ASC will celebrate her 100th birthday. Known better by her students as Mechtildis Palsmeier, ASC, Sister Teresa taught at Sacred Heart Academy from 1946 to 1959 and was also the school principal from 1960 to 1965.

Teresa (Mechtildis) Palsmeier, ASC
Teresa (Mechtildis) Palsmeier, ASC, principal at Sacred Heart Academy, pictured in 1965

Several of Sister Teresa’s former students have requested a card shower to celebrate this milestone birthday. Cards can be sent to:

Sister Teresa Palsmeier
ASC Wichita Center
1165 Southwest Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67213

Anyone wishing to honor Sister Teresa’s birthday with a contribution in her name may send them to either of these A.S.C. ministeries

The Center of Hope
400 N. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67202


Women’s Initiative Network
510 E. 3rd
Wichita, KS 67202

Teresa (Mechtildis) Palsmeier, ASCMany former Sacred Heart Academy students returning to campus for their class reunions arrange a visit with Sister Teresa to share memories. Many alumna report that these visits are a highlight of reunion activities as Sister Teresa at age 100 is thoroughly delightful, witty, and gracious, and has vivid recollections of her years at the Academy. If you have memories of Sister Teresa please honor her birthday with a card or contribution.