Our two longest professed sisters, Sisters Clarice Steinfeldt, SDS and Margaret Bosch, SDS have kept the spirit of giving alive in their combined 151 years of faithful religious life.
Both 94 years old, they share a deep trust in God, devotion to education, and loyalty to the Green Bay Packers. Yet, their lives as Sisters of the Divine Savior have been remarkably different.
Sr. Clarice began her 74 years as a sister at SDS-operated St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Wausau, Wisconsin. Soon, however, her path diverged to teaching and eventually a position as Provincial treasurer. She says, "You wouldn’t get much notice before you were assigned a new school or ministry. Looking back, I know God was right beside me, even when I asked, ‘How can I do this?’ The answer was and always is ‘God will be with you.’”
Sr. Margaret also recognizes the steadfast presence of God during her 77 years of active ministry. Over her 23 years in the classroom at Divine Savior High School, later Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA), she taught thousands of students, including many of her fellow sisters.
Following her years of teaching, Sr. Margaret embarked on a new ministry: serving as secretary to our Generalate team in Rome, while Sister Jean Schafer, SDS was General Superior. Together, they lived in community with 85 Salvatorian Sisters from approximately ten different countries. Sr. Margaret remembers, "We were united by the commonality of our SDS mission and charism. My world became much richer and my prayer more all-embracing for all nationalities of the world.”
In retirement, Sisters Margaret and Clarice continue to give what they can to their community of sisters and the people around them. On Saturdays when Mass is not held, Sr. Margaret conducts a Communion service for her fellow SSR sisters and periodically visits residents at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus. Sr. Clarice views her retirement as free time she can spend any way she wishes—papercutting, bingo calling, visiting with friends, and praying.
Your generosity as a donor has enabled Sisters Clarice and Margaret to serve for decades in whatever place and by whatever means God inspired. We pray you’ll consider offering a gift to help our sisters continue to spread the love of Jesus by their efforts throughout the world.
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Thank you to those who helped us exceed our $3,604 goal for this year's Giving Tuesday. Your gifts will support the education of Salvatorian Sisters who bring much hope and stability to their Sri Lankan communities.