On Friday, April 9, 2010, toward the end of Easter Week, our Sister Teresine Haban slipped quietly into eternity to meet her risen Lord. Her passing from this earthly life into everlasting life was surely an “Alleluia” moment – the culmination of a life of loving commitment and service to God and others.
Sister Teresine was born as the seventh of twelve children on January 15, 1914, in Columbus, Ohio, to Stephen and Anna (Kollar) Haban. At her Baptism, she received the name of Eva Rosella.
Musically gifted, Sister Teresine began playing the piano at the age of eight. She probably inherited this gift of music from her father who used some of his earnings to buy various musical instruments for his children. When he purchased a piano at an auction, he learned that his little daughter, Eva, could play it! From that time her parents gave her piano lessons as a birthday gift each year until she graduated from high school.