75th Jubilee-Sister Marian Dolores Schumacher, M.M

Schumacher, MarionSister Marian Dolores Schumacher, M.M. from Winona, MN will be celebrating her 75th Jubilee this year.

Sister Marian Dolores Schumacher has spent more than fifty years living out her loving dedication to God in teaching and pastoral work throughout Hawaii and Bolivia. A native of Winona, Minnesota, she entered Maryknoll in 1943 and was assigned to Hawaii six years later, immediately after receiving her Bachelor of Education at Maryknoll Teachers College.

In Hawaii, from 1949 to 1964, Sister Marian lovingly taught elementary, middle, and high school at St. Augustine and St. Ann Schools. She then became the Principal of St. Ann’s before transferring to St. John’s, from which she could also work towards her Masters Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Hawaii. In 1976, Sister Marian returned to St. Ann’s, where she taught first sixth and then fourth grade until 1984.

Sister Marian was assigned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in 1984. During the three years that followed, Sister Marian offered congregational service in the Treasury Department and then the Mail Desk.

Then, in 1987, Sister Marian was assigned to Bolivia, where she eagerly dedicated herself to pastoral work, especially home visits, for several years. Though she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center for a brief period of Congregational Service in 1993, she quickly found herself back in Bolivia, to remain until her retirement to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in 2004.