Cruising through the golden years

ST. LOUIS COUNTY - The doctors and nurses at St. Anthony's Medical Center treat all sorts of ailments.

"I started here, I believe it was 2002," said Sister Mary Ann.

But Sister Mary Ann Eultgen is focused solely on the heart. She didn't go to med school or nursing school, she joined the convent after eighth grade.

"I started as a teacher, then I became a principal," said Sr. Eultgen.

And instead of retiring after all those years in education, she took on a new role as one of the chaplains at St. Anthony's.

"Often they tell me their aches and pains and why they're here at the hospital," said Sr. Eultgen.

Of course, at 80-years-old she has a few aches and pains of her own, but that's not slowing her down.

"May I sit down?" she asked one patient.

She's actually moving faster than ever through the halls going door to door bringing comfort and a prayer and thankfully for the patients and their families here she has no plans of retiring anytime too soon.

"That's not on my bucket list," said Sr. Eultgen.

Instead, she'll continue to cruise through her golden years inspiring anyone who meets her.


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