Three Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich., join Diocese of Knoxville

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Vocations

Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, are happy to announce the upcoming arrival of three new Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich. to the Diocese of Knoxville:

RSM1Sister Teresa Mary Kozlovski, R.S.M., is a native of Duluth, Minn.  She entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich., in 2005, after graduating from high school. In 2012, she graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology. She professed perpetual vows within her Institute in 2013. She just recently graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Sister Teresa Mary will be pursuing her graduate medical education in the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.


RSM2Sister Anna Marie McGuan, R.S.M., is from Gary, Ind.  After high school she completed one year at the United States Military Academy at West Point before entering the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich.  She professed her final vows on Aug. 16, 2011.  She also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome in 2011.  She is currently finishing a License in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.  She enthusiastically looks forward to her new mission in faith formation for the Diocese of Knoxville.  Sister Anna Marie will be working with Mother Timothea Elliott, RSM, in the Christian Formation Office.



RSM3Sister Anne Miriam Crouche, R.S.M., is originally from Sydney, Australia. Sister entered the Religious Sisters of Alma in 2014.  She has completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Masters of Arts (Philosophy) at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. In 2013 she began a Masters in Philosophy (Theology) while working as an elementary school teacher. Sister Anne Miriam has worked both in Catholic and Public Schools in Australia. Sister is currently a novice in the community and has been assigned to Knoxville, for her year of mission as a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma.  Sister Anne Miriam will be providing administrative assistance in support of the Bishop’s office.


The Religious Sisters of Mercy, with its Motherhouse located in Alma, Michigan, is a Religious Institute of Pontifical Right dedicated to the Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy. Established in 1973 in response to the renewal called for in the Second Vatican Council, the Institute recognizes Venerable Catherine McAuley as its original foundress.