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JUBILARIANS | Franciscan Sisters of Mary

Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSM)

60th Entrance

Sister Mary Jo (Sister Mary Martha) Schieber

Birth name: Mary Joan Schieber

Birth place: Maryville, Missouri

Entrance: 1961

Final profession: 1967

Education: Bachelor's in business and education, St. Mary's College, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1970

Certificate in hospital administration, Saint Louis University, 1982

Service in the archdiocese: Editorial and administrative assistant, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, St. Louis, 1987-92

Executive secretary and administrative assistant, Hammond Associates, St. Louis, 1993-96

Executive secretary and administrative assistant, Missouri United Methodist Foundation, 1996-2002

Family services coordinator, Metro Homeless Center and Family Services, St. Louis, 2003-05

Homemaker, Cardinal Ritter Institute, St. Louis, 2005-06

Secretary, St. Luke's Elementary School, Richmond Heights, 2006-07

Receptionist, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, St. Louis, 2008, 2010

Administrative secretary, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, St. Louis, 2010-12

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher and recruitment director, Mount Alverno Academy, Maryville, Missouri, 1970-71

Congregational leadership member and formation director, Maryville, Missouri, 1972-77

Assistant administrator, St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 1977-1981

Congregational leadership member, Maryville, Missouri, 1981-85

Chemical abuse counselor, Chester, Illinois, 1986-87

About Sister Mary Jo Schieber: Sister Mary Jo has been volunteering in a variety of ministries since 2012. She loves the outdoors, enjoying the warmth of the sun and a gentle breeze -- bicycling, hiking, having lunch with a friend on the banks of the Missouri River. She enjoys losing herself in a good book, especially about the lives of people who have dealt with adversity and survived. She also enjoys sewing and making crib-sized quilts. She has loved the variety of service she experienced -- secondary teaching, counseling, hospital administration, congregational leadership, food pantry and administrative support. She said all have been enriching and rewarding.

Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSM)

70th Entrance

Sister Donna Marie Steinman

Birth name: Loretta Augusta Steinman

Birth place: St. Anthony, Missouri

Entrance: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor's in English, Saint Louis University, 1956

Master's in education, Saint Louis University, 1958

Certificate of Canon Law, St. Xavier College, Chicago, 1969

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher and principal, St. Mary of the Angels High School, 1956-63

Teacher, Mercy High School, 1962-1964

Tutor and writer for the congregation, 1964-1969

Outpatient Department, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, 1967

Medical records, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Charles 1969-1973

SSM Career Development Counselor, 1973-77

General councilor, congregation's leadership team, 1985-87

Public relations for the congregation, 1987-89

Secretary, Cardinal Glennon, 1991-95

Receptionist and secretary, FSM human relations department, 1995-2008

Service outside the archdiocese: Director of medical records, St. Mary's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977-79

Medical records coder, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1980-81

Director of pastoral care, community relations, education associate and director of education, St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1981-84

Teacher, McCartan Elementary School, Marceline, Missouri, 1989

About Sister Donna Marie Steinman: Sister Donna enjoys watching travelogues, working word games and crossword puzzles, reading and writing haiku. She loved teaching, watching her students develop their skills and self-esteem, and then go on to worthwhile work.

Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSM)

70th Entrance

Sister Rebecca (Sister Marie Rebecca) Wright

Birth name: Clara Jo Wright

Birth place: Belleville, Illinois

Entrance: 1951

Final profession: 1956

Education: Bachelor's of nursing, Saint Louis University, 1957

Master's in hospital administration, Saint Louis University, 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Surgical head nurse, St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, 1957-58

Night supervisor, St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, 1958-60

Assistant administrator, St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, 1964-67

General councilor during the reunification of the Sisters of St. Mary and the Sisters of St. Francis of Maryville, Missouri, to the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 1985-86

Service outside the archdiocese: Administrative residency, Duluth, Minnesota, 1961-62

Director of nursing service, St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, 1962-64

Chief executive officer, St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, 1967-85

Chief executive officer and president, Benedictine Health System, Duluth, Minnesota, 1987-90

Consultant and diocesan coordinator, Madison, Wisconsin, 1992-94

Nurse and consultant, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1995-2010

Volunteer in Outreach, Health, and Justice Ministry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010-21

About Sister Rebecca Wright: Sister Rebecca embraces the identity and mission of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary through her service to society's marginalized people and through her earth-friendly practices. Her intense curiosity about her ancestors began in 1980 with a visit to a family graveyard in southern Illinois. She has since published two books of genealogy research on her family, searches that go back four centuries and that portray with historical accuracy the lives, loves, labors and travels of her ancestors. She commented, "Knowing I have always (and still do) give life my all is my satisfaction."

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