Sister Stanislaus, teacher, principal

Sister Mary Stanislaus Hudert, O.S.F., who taught in the Baltimore area and elsewhere, died Sunday of heart and respiratory failure at Assisi House, the retirement home of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in Aston, Pa.

Sister Stanislaus, 93, taught English, religion, health and business courses. She retired in 1982, after two years on the faculty of Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Middle River. She also taught at the school from 1964 until 1973.


From 1973 until 1980, she had assignments at Immaculate Conception School and at Towson Catholic High School, which is operated by Immaculate Conception parish.

Other Baltimore assignments included St. Katherine's Commercial School from 1933 until 1939, and Catholic High School from 1939 to 1945.


She was principal and religious superior at two schools, from 1945 until 1949 at Monsenor Willinger Acadamie in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, and from 1962 to 1964 at the Padua Academy in Wilmington, Del.

In a 1976 interview on the occasion of her celebration of 50 years as a member of her order of nuns, she said of her teaching career, "There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you have helped someone."

Sister Stanislaus added that the gratitude expressed by former students, particularly those whom she met on a visit to Puerto Rico 23 years after her assignment there, was "amazing."

But, she said of her own work, "As a teacher, I wasn't too liberal. I would tell my students, 'I'm not here for a popularity contest, but to teach you something.' "

The former Adelaide B. Hudert was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of St. Elizabeth's elementary and commercial schools.

She entered the Sisters of St. Francis when she was in her mid-20s, and completed her high school education at Our Lady of Angels High School at the motherhouse of her order in Aston.

She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg in 1938 and a master's degree in education at the Catholic University of America in 1944. A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday in the chapel at Assisi House.

She is survived by a brother, G. Joseph Hudert of Towson; two sisters, Anna R. Mueller of Baltimore and Mary Elizabeth Grochmal of Catonsville; and many nieces and nephews.