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Jubilarians: Sisters of Christian Charity (SCC)

70th Reception of the Habit

Sister Rosemary Schwer

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1949

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.

Entrance: 1944

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.

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