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Adrian Dominicans come home to celebrate jubilees

the Inland Register

(From the July 17, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Alice Marie Schmid OP (IR photo courtesy of the Adrian Dominican Sisters)

Adrian Dominican Sisters from throughout the United States came home to their motherhouse in Adrian, Mich., over the week of June 17-21 to mark their special Jubilees, their years of service and dedication to the Church and the Congregation.

Among the jubilarians with ties to the Diocese of Spokane is Sister Alice Marie Schmid, a 60-year jubilarian who served as chaplain with the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary Hospital in Walla Walla.

A graduate of Holy Angels Academy in Ballard, Wash., Sister Alice Marie entered the Edmonds Dominican Congregation in 1952 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Everett, Wash. She professed her first vows in 1954 and her final vows in 1959.

The Edmonds Dominican Sisters merged with the Adrian Dominican Sisters – based in Adrian, Mich. – in 2003.

Sister Alice Marie holds a bachelor’s degree in medical records from Seattle University and a chaplaincy certificate from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

Sister Alice Marie served as medical records administrator at St. Helen Hospital in Chehalis and at St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen. She trained as a chaplain with four quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Columbus Hospital in Great Falls, Mont., where she then ministered as a chaplain. She has also ministered at St. Mary Hospital in Walla Walla with the Sisters of Providence and, for the last 25 years of active ministry, at Mercy Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho.

She currently resides in Seattle, engaged in the ministry of prayer and presence.


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