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Angela Mary Schirmer

Female 1919 - 1992  (72 years)


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  • Name Angela Mary Schirmer 
    Born 12 Sep 1919  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Mother Mary Austin, O.S.B. 
    Occupation Benedictine Nun 
    Occupation Teacher, Primary & College Levels 
    Residence 7 Jan 1920  98 - 11th Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 5 Apr 1930  63 Crawford St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation Between 1966 and 1976  Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prioress, Mount St. Scholastica Convent 
    Occupation Between 1976 and 1992  Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Founder & Director, Archdiocesan Office for Services to the Aging 
    Reference Number PERS221 
    Died 23 Jul 1992  Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I219  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father August Henry Schirmer,   b. 17 Dec 1889, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1969, Hillside, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Frances Mager,   b. 9 Mar 1889, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1957, Hillside, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Oct 1915  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Reference Number MARR760 
    Documents
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 6, ED157, P6-B, August Schirmer Family
    1930 U.S. Census
    1930 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 9, ED7-662, P9-B, August Schirmer Family
    Recordings
    2009-08-13 'Story Corps'
    2009-08-13 "Story Corps"
    Interview with Sr. Loretta "Bernie" Schirmer
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1919 - New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Jan 1920 - 98 - 11th Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Apr 1930 - 63 Crawford St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Prioress, Mount St. Scholastica Convent - Between 1966 and 1976 - Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Founder & Director, Archdiocesan Office for Services to the Aging - Between 1976 and 1992 - Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1992 - Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From http://www.mountosb.org/publications/writers4.html (11/20/09):

      SISTER MARY AUSTIN SCHIRMER, O.S.B. (1919-1992)
      Sister Mary Austin came to Kansas from Newark, New Jersey. A teacher for twenty-six years at primary and college levels, she was an outstanding educator and monastic leader. In 1966 she was elected prioress of her religious community, Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison., a position she held until 1976. During that time Dooley Center for the community's retirement needs was built. Then, in 1976, she founded the Archdiocesan Office for Services to the Aging which she directed for sixteen years.

      Articles
      "Teacher Education in Women's Colleges: Part I," in The Catholic Educational Review, April, 1959.

      "Teacher Education in Women's Colleges: Part II," in The Catholic Educational Review, May, 1959.

      "Teacher Education in Women's Colleges: Part III," in The Catholic Educational Review, June, 1959.

      "Religious Influence of Colonial Women," in The American Benedictine Review, Autumn, 1963.

      "Profile of Renewal: Invitation to Dialogue," in Benedictines, Spring, 1971.

      Books
      "Storytelling as a Method of Teaching Religion in the First Grade." Master's thesis. Omaha, Ne.: Creighton University, 1953.

      "An Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs in Selected Catholic Liberal Arts Colleges for Women." Doctoral dissertation. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1959.

      Understanding and Appreciating the Aging - A Handbook for Elementary Teachers. Project director. Kansas City, Ks.: Catholic Church Office for Services to the Aging-Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, 1983.

      Understanding and Appreciating the Aging - A Handbook for Secondary Teachers. Project director. Kansas City, Ks.: Catholic Church Office for Services to the Aging-Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, 1984.

      Prayer Services for the Elderly - A Manual for Ministers to the Elderly. Project director. Kansas City, Ks.: Catholic Church Office for Services to the Aging-Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, 1989.

      Poetry
      "Father," in Doveflights by the Sisters of St. Benedict. St. Meinrad, In.: Grail, 1945.
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      Angela Schirmer was born in Newark, New Jersey, and graduated from the BenedictineAcademy in Newark. After entering the Benedictine community in 1939, she became a prima-ry teacher at St. Benedict Grade School in Kansas City, Kan. She taught primary grades andlater college for 26 years before her election as prioress.Her term as prioress was a period of great change following the Second Vatican Council. During that period, the community began praying the Divine Office in English, experimentedwith mission coordinators rather than superiors, and began wearing modified habits. Withconcern for the elderly, she built Dooley Center for the community’s retirement needs. Shewas known as an effective administrator, a good listener, and a warm, compassionate friend.After serving as prioress for ten years, she founded the Office of Services for the Aging in the archdiocese. For 16 yearsshe directed programs to educate and assist the elderly of Northeast Kansas. When she became ill with cancer in 1991,she endured her suffering courageously and died peacefully on July 23, 1992. Before her death, she wrote in her columnin The Leaven: “At whatever stage you are in life, now is the time to prepare for suffering by developing a closeness toyour God and an appreciation of the relationships of family and friends in your everyday life.”
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  • Sources 
    1. [S56] Das Mager-Buch: Geschichte einer Familie aus vier Jahrhunderten (Erganzungsband zum "Mager-Buch" 1935), Dr. Edwart Mager, (Name: Freiburg im Breisgau, 1972;), 81.

    2. [S14] 1920 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T625, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 6, ED157, P6-B.

    3. [S15] 1930 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T626, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 9. ED7-662, P9-B.

    4. [S221] Bibliographies of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, http://www.mountosb.org/publications/writers4.html.

    5. [S21] Ancestry Family Trees, Geoghegan Family Tree, anngfavorite.

    6. [S168] Parish Register of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark, New Jersey.