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Dominican Sisters honored for

decades of service to God’s people

Editor’s Note: Due to the high number of Sisters celebrating their jubilees, space constraints only allow the SKR to include the three 50-year jubilarians in this issue. The other Sisters celebrating their jubilees will be highlighted in the next issue of the Register. Congratulations to all the Sisters celebrating their jubilees!

This year, the Dominican Sisters of Peace celebrate a year of Jubilee, commemorating significant profession anniversaries of 63 golden and diamond jubilarians, including 14 Sisters with ties to the Dodge City diocese.
Here are the three Sisters who are commemorating milestone “golden jubilees”:

Sister Francine Schwarzenberger, OP

Sister Francine was born in Collyer, Kansas, to Michael and Ida Heier Schwarzenberger. She has four brothers and three sisters: Donald, John, Richard, Martin, Mary Beth Segawa, and Serena Billmeyer. Her parents are still living and reside in Denver.
After earning a BS in Elementary Education, Sister Francine taught in Catholic schools of the Dodge City diocese for 10 years, but her call to pastoral ministry and liturgical music began early in her ministerial life. She earned an MM in liturgical music from Catholic University in Washington, DC, and also holds an MA in specialized ministry from Iliff School of Theology in Denver. She held various positions in the Dodge City diocese in this ministerial area: Diocesan Liturgical Coordinator, Associate Director of the RENEW Program, and Diocesan Coordinator of Pastoral Services.

Many of her positions brought her to minister in her native Kansas: she served on a pastoral ministry team in Offerle, Saints Peter and Paul (Kinsley) and Saint Mary’s (Hodgeman County), and later in Pratt. She was a member of the leadership and formation teams of the Dominican Sisters in Great Bend. She also was a staff member of Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend for six years. During a sabbatical year, she worked with Habitat for Humanity International and was twice a co-supervisor of Women’s Build houses in Americus, Georgia, in 1993 at a time when women were just beginning to do “women only” builds in the organization. She spearheaded the establishment of the Barton County Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Sister Francine lives in Denver where she has been a core member of the Dominican Sisters House of Discernment, Coordinator of In-Home Care Services, and House Manager of Father Woody’s Haven of Hope. Currently she is one of the Mission Group Coordinators for the Dominican Sisters of Peace, overseeing the pastoral needs of Sisters ministering in her geographic region of the United States.
The poor, the marginalized; care for planet Earth; nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear war; foreign missions; homelessness; peace; closing the School of the Americas: the list of causes dear to Sister Francine’s heart are many. She has been among the poor and homeless, with missionaries and protesters, and is preacher and pray-er of all the causes that spark her response in love of God and others. She loves her ministries and the people with whom she is connected in life.
“Being a Dominican,” says Sister Francine, “is a grace beyond comprehension – a challenge, a gift, a life-giving motivation to be part of an Order that for 800 years has blessed the world community with its mission.” With pride, excitement, and gratitude, she claims Sisters and Brothers in the Order as her family. “Who wouldn’t want to say ‘Yes!’ to such a call! I love everything Dominican and being a part of it!”


Sister Rose Mary Stein, OP

 

Dominican Sister of Peace Rose Mary Stein, the daughter of Raymund and Clara Stegman Stein (both deceased), was born in Spearville, April 6, 1936, and baptized at Saint John the Baptist Church. She has one brother, Don (Dodge City). Her brother, Melvin, of Spearville died June 25. She attended Saint John Catholic grade school and the public high school in Spearville, and later Marymount College in Salina. After entering the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, she completed a BS degree in elementary Education at Newman University in Wichita (then Sacred Heart College) and an advanced degree in Adult Christian Community Development at Regis College in Denver.
Early ministry experiences for Sister Rose Mary began in 1962 in the classrooms of elementary students in the Dioceses of Wichita, Dodge City, and Denver. By 1968 she was teaching in high school at the Christian Leadership School in Great Bend (Immaculate Conception High School), then at Luckey High School in Salina. Following her time as a teacher, she was part of a team ministry in three rural parishes of western Kansas where she served as coordinator of family religious education; she continued in that role at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Goodland, and then in the two parishes of Dighton and Scott City. From there, Sister Rose Mary became an itinerant minister living from a suitcase and traveling among rural parishes in Scott City, Leoti, Tribune, Marienthal, Syracuse, and Johnson.
Sister Rose Mary also served as councilor on the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend for eight years. Beginning in 1994, when Sister Rose Mary was hired by the Diocese of Dodge City, her ministerial focus widened greatly and she began working in a field she calls the “love of her life” – parish ministry. She traveled to 56 parishes of the diocese to work with parents and the elderly. By 1998, she was ministering in Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish, now Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral Parish, as director of adult religious education/formation, a position she still holds.
Some parish activities she oversees include the Search Program, retreats at Camp Saint Malo in Colorado, the Love and Logic Parenting Program, small faith communities, “Little Tin Box” retreats, and a successful clown ministry as “Rainbow.” Just recently she organized and pulled off an art fair in the cathedral parish hall to increase unity and to help parishioners to know one another.
Having June and July off from parish ministry gave Sister Rose Mary a chance almost every summer to organize a small group of volunteers to help the needy or elderly somewhere. She taught Native American children in Canton, Oklahoma. She taught Powder Puff Mechanics and Defensive Driving to the Sisters in Great Bend. She spearheaded Family Day in Great Bend for Sisters’ families. She traveled with groups to Europe and to the Holy Lands. She was a volunteer missionary in Zambia, Africa, with Dominican Sisters there for six months in 2006. She worked in soup kitchens and community gardens, and at Heartland Farm near Great Bend. She participated on a Habitat for Humanity house-build with former President Jimmy and First Lady Rosalyn Carter in Americus, Georgia. She and her volunteers painted houses for the elderly in LaJara, Colorado, and organized a similar trip to Monte Vista, Colorado. She worked in New Orleans for a week after Katrina and in Greensburg after a major tornado, and helped with a census of rural Hispanic families in Hereford, Texas. Verdenburg, Alabama, was even a site of Sister Rose Mary’s attention to the poor children there when she and others went there as tutors. And this is only a partial list of endeavors of the seemingly endless energy of Sister Rose Mary.
Even after 2009, when her Great Bend congregation merged with six others to become the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Sister Rose Mary and others worked at two of the new community’s ecology centers – Shepherds’ Corner near Columbus, Ohio, and Crown Point in Akron, Ohio.         “0Wherever I went in those eventful summers,” she says, “I had fun. It was invigorating to be able to share my talents and myself with the less fortunate, to bring smiles where they were in short measure, to play hard and long, to become acquainted with new peoples and new cultures, to tutor and share what I had learned, to make homes where there were only shacks, to brighten sorry-looking buildings, to be involved in growing things to add to the beauty of the Earth, and to drop the seeds of the Gospel at all my destinations. God has blessed me with good health and deep stamina and for this I am grateful.”

Sister Joan Ice, OP

Sister Joan Ice was born in Topeka as Joan Yvonne to Albert and Magdalene Glotsbach Ice (both deceased) on June 7, 1940, one of three boys and five girls: William, Gerald, Thomas, Carolyn (May), Theresa (Boley), Rita (Johnson), and Catherine (Fuller). She attended Hayden High School in Topeka. When Sister Joan first received the habit as a Dominican Sister in Great Bend, she received the name Sister Mary Albertine. She later returned to her baptismal name, Joan.
Sister Joan attended Immaculate Conception College in Great Bend, and Sacred Heart College (now Kansas Newman University) in Wichita. She spent a year of internship at Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita and graduated from Sacred Heart College with a BS in medical technology. She achieved accreditation with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a medical technologist, and later with a specialty in blood banking.
In 1999, Sister Joan took a position at Manna House of Prayer, a retreat house ministry of the Saint Joseph Sisters in Concordia, and remained there for 11 years. While in Concordia, she became an accomplished quilter and made several queen-sized quilts for the Dominican Sisters’ Annual Mission Bazaar in Great Bend. At Manna House she also ministered in therapeutic touch with retreatants as a form of prayer.
Throughout most of her 50 years of ministry, Sister Joan has shared her gift of music with parishes where she has worked. She played guitar and sang at Masses at Saint Joseph Hospital and the Cathedral in Wichita, led a small guitar group at Saint Dominic’s in Garden City, and with her lovely soprano voice, led the singing for Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Concordia and at her congregation’s Motherhouse in Great Bend.
Sister Joan has just recently moved to Heartland Farm, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace near Great Bend. There she hopes to continue her quilting and be a part of all the retreats, gardening, ecological activities, and simple sustainable living practices of Heartland Farm.
Grateful for her vocation as a Dominican Sister, Sister Joan says, “I entered religious life because I felt God was calling me to this way of life. Over the years I have felt God’s presence and love sustaining me in this call.”

Past Issues

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

Nov. 20, 2016

Nov. 6, 2016

Oct. 23, 2016

Oct. 9, 2016


Sept. 25, 2016


Sept. 11, 2016

 
Aug. 7, 2016

July 10, 2016

June 12, 2016

May 29, 2016

May 8, 2016


 April 24, 2016

 April 10, 2016

 March 27, 2016

March 13, 2016

Feb. 28, 2016

 

Feb. 14, 2016


Jan. 31 , 2016

Jan. 17, 2016

Dec. 20, 2015

Dec. 6, 2015

Nov. 15, 2015

Nov. 1, 2015

Oct. 18, 2015

Oct. 4, 2015

Sept. 20, 2015

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August 9, 2015

July 12, 2015

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