In Memoriam

Sister Mary Elizabeth Scheibel, OP (Therese Johanna)


And now Adrian is my home, a very happy one I might add. I often wonder if it had something to do with the evening I met Mother Gerald who asked me, “And when are you coming to Adrian?”

So Sister Mary Scheibel ended her autobiography, in which she explained how an unexpected encounter with Mother Gerald Barry, while out for a walk one spring evening in Chicago, changed her life.

Mary Elizabeth Scheibel was born on March 8, 1925, in Chicago to John and Harriet (Nyren) Scheibel. She was the middle of three children born to the couple, in between June and Patricia.

The family had moved from St. Laurence Parish into St. Philip Neri Parish – in fact, the church was “practically in our front yard,” she wrote – by the time Mary was ready to start school. So it was that she attended first St. Philip Neri School and then Aquinas Dominican High School, educated the whole way by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Read more about Sister Mary (pdf)

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