Happy 108th Birthday, Sr. M. Romaine Krug, IHM!

Sr. M. Romaine Krug, IHM, a resident of Our Lady of Peace Residence, celebrated her 108th birthday on Sept. 12 with a party hosted by the IHM Sisters.

Sr. Romaine was born on Sept. 12, 1913, in Ashville, PA, to Herman and Matilda Douglass Krug, and her baptismal name was Verna Matilda.

She was one of 15 children, including two who also became nuns, the late Sr. Hermine Krug and Sr. Franceline Krug. Her living siblings are Theresa Cole and Edgar Krug. Deceased siblings are brothers Douglas, Francis, Herman, Robert and Leo, and sisters Mary Bender, Dorothy Conlon, and Helen, Marian and Jane Krug.

She entered the convent on Sept. 8, 1940, and began her novitiate on May 8, 1941, taking vows on May 10, 1943, and her final vows on August 2, 1946. 

She received a bachelor of science degree in education/social science from Marywood College in 1952, and a master of arts degree in home economics and food from New York University in 1956. She received certification in both secondary education and elementary education in home economics in Pennsylvania.

Sr. Romaine began her teaching career at St. Joseph High School, Danville, from 1943-1953, after which she became a faculty member in the Home Economics Department at Marywood College until 1963. From 1963-1971, Sister served as a dietician at the IHM Motherhouse, and then at the Marian Convent through 1988. She was moderator of the Sacred Heart Guild from 1988-1992, and was administrative assistant of the Guild until 2009. From 2010 to the present she has served as a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Resident.