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Sister Rosemary Schmalz

Formerly Sister Mary Ida


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Sister Rosemary is a native of Evansville, Indiana. Currently, she ministers as the coordinator of the office of records at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Rosemary, formerly Sister Mary Ida, entered the Congregation on July 22, 1958. She professed final vows on August 15, 1966.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She also has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois, and her doctorate in mathematics education from Florida State University. Sister Rosemary also has a master’s degree in culture/creation spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland, California, and another master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Sister Rosemary has ministered as a teacher, including time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the University of Scranton and Eastern Illinois University. She also ministered as a research assistant for the NCAA.

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