70th Reception of the Habit
Sister Rosemary Schwer
Birthplace: St. Louis
First profession: 1951
Final profession: 1957
Education: Doctorate in education, De Paul University, Chicago
Master’s in biology
Degree in nursing, St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago
Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, nurse and organist, St. Vincent Home, Normandy, 1963-65
Service outside the archdiocese: Nurse and organist, Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette, Ill., 1957-63
Nurse, teacher and organist, Maria Immaculata Academy and Mallinckrodt College, Wilmette, Ill., 1967-71
Teacher, nurse and director of aspirants, Marywood Academy, Folsom, La., 1965-67
Teacher and superior in New Ulm, Minn., and Le Mars, Iowa, 1971-75
Nursing refresher course, Holy Spirit Hospital, Camphill, Pa., 1985-86
Superior and pastoral ministry, Immaculate Conception, Cimarron, N.M., and Sacred Heart in Espanola, N.M., 1993-99
Pastoral ministry, superior and coordinator of Companions of Pauline, Our Lady of the Valley, Green Valley, Ariz., 2000-05
College biology teacher, Motherhouse, Wilmette, Ill., 1975-79
Directory of Medical Secretary Program, Mallinckrodt College, Wilmette, Ill., 1979-80
Nurse, Sacred Heart Convent and teacher at Mallinckrodt College, Wilmette, Ill., 1980-85
Director of nursing at Sacred Heart Convent, 1982-84
Nurse, organist, assistant to superior, Sacred Heart Convent, Wilmette, Ill., 1986-97
Ministry of prayer and presence, Wilmette, Ill., 2018-19
Convent leadership team, provincial council, member of intercommunity retirement network, care ministry and bereavement ministry and ministry of prayer and presence, Wilmette, Ill., 2005-present
About Sister Rosemary Schwer: I have a deep love for Jesus in the Eucharist, therefore I enjoy serving as a minister of care to the homebound and in the hospital. I enjoy singing in the parish choir. For many years I have been involved with our Companions of Pauline (Associates of the Sisters of Christian Charity).
75th Reception of the Habit
Sister Pauline Schafer
Birthplace: Westphalia, Mich.
First profession: 1946
Final profession: 1952
Education: Bachelor’s in education
Service in the archdiocese: Teacher and tutor, St. Vincent Home for Children, Normandy, 1987-98
Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher in Chaska, Minn.; Chicago; Westmont, Ill.; Minneapolis. Detroit; Clarendon Hills, Ill.; Chillicothe, Ill.; New Ulm, Minn.; Westphalia, Mich.; and Palatine, Ill.
Tutor in Westphalia, Mich., and Chicago, 1998-2002
Community superior and treasurer for several years
Director of Companions of Pauline, SCC Associate, 1987-2019
Coordinator of Companions of Pauline in Michigan, 2017-present.
About Sister Pauline Schafer: She enjoys playing cards and listening to good music.