Sister Naomi Wood, SSJ, formerly Sister Ann Catherine, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Rosary Parish in 1958 and made her final profession in 1966. A Johnsonburg native, Sister Naomi earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Villa Maria College. In addition to her ministry as a teacher, Sister Naomi has also served at Saint Vincent Health Center and Saint Mary’s Home of Erie.
Sister Naomi credits many people for guiding and inspiring her over the years. “My mother was a great influence in my life:’ she says. “She was a woman of great faith and trust in God. She taught me to believe that nothing will happen to me today that God and I can’t handle together. She had a simplicity about her that I will strive for my entire life and never capture:’