Sister Annette came to know the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart as her teachers in St. Michael School in Lansford, Pennsylvania. With her parents’ blessing, she entered the newly begun aspirancy in Reading in 1932. Helen Juna was an excellent student – a seeker of truth and knowledge her entire life. She likewise pursued the Lord’s call to religious life and professed her vows 71 years ago.
Her first ministry as a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart was to serve as house parent and counselor at Sacred Heart Home and School in Coopersburg. Fourteen years later, Sister Annette began the first of another fourteen years as a teacher of high school mathematics in Central Catholic, Allentown as well as Nativity BVM, Pottsville and the aspirancy. After earning advanced degrees, she taught psychology at Sacred Heart Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Norristown for 8 years.