She found the gift of religious life

The Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Bernice Smith, SDS will take place Friday, October 20 at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus chapel, 3800 N. 92nd Street in Milwaukee. Visitation in the chapel will begin at noon followed by a remembering service at 12:45 and Mass at 1:00 p.m. Burial service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21.

Bernice entered the Sisters of the Divine after establishing a career and owning a home in Saginaw, Mich. where she was born. The simple question, “Have you ever thought of becoming a Sister?” made her laugh at first, but eventually led her on the path to religious life. Read more here.

2 Responses to She found the gift of religious life

  • Kris Beechler says:

    Sister Bernice was a member at our church St.Andrew in Saginaw Michigan. She was a very warm and compassionate lady. So friendly and caring. She will be missed by many. I will always remember our small group going to Wisconsin to see her enter her religious life. Rest in peace Sister Bernice. Love, Kris Beechler.

  • Pam Welzein says:

    I remember her from MANY years ago in Saginaw, Mich., where I first knew her at our parish of St. Andrews. She was just Bernice then, before she chose religious life. (Or it chose her!) I remember her as a kind, gentle woman of faith. RIP Sr. Bernice.

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