October 3, 2023

Sr. Desirae Purissima, SV, professed first vows as a Sister of Life on August 4 with Bishop Richard Henning of the Rockville Centre Diocese (NY) celebrating the Mass of Profession. The Sisters of Life are a religious congregation located in the New York area dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of human life.

Sr. Desirae Purissima, 27, grew up attending St. Joseph Parish in Orient, South Dakota, and later St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Faulkton when the parishes merged. She attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary math education. She is the daughter of Scot and JoEllen Wieseler of Orient. Her younger brothers are Robin and Darin. She was a FOCUS missionary prior to entering the Sisters of Life in the fall of 2016.