Birthday Memories

Birthday Memories: Sister Rita

On March 17th, 95 years ago I, Sr. Rita, was born to Adam and Mary Faust in a country farm house in Elkhart Lake, Wis. One of my most memorable birthdays was spent at St. Mark's School in Rothschild, Wis. ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Grace Mary

I do not have any Birthday pictures. My family (parents) were not big into picture taking, and we didn't live near doting relatives! However, we did celebrate our birthdays. As far as ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sr. Rita

On my sixth or seventh birthday, my mother and I invited several girls. During the party, Mary, two years older than most of us, announced, "There is no Santa." I was disheartened, saying loudly, “That is not true." I think ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Dora

As a schoolgirl caught in the crossfire of advancing troops, it seemed I was in the epicenter of World War II. British, German, US and/or Russian troops all converged, at one time or another, on my little Bavarian village. Birthday? Spent ...Read more



Birthday Memories: Sister Margaret

One birthday I remember very well is my 80th in 2008. Several of us living at SSR turned 80 that year. In order to celebrate as a group, Sr. Jane Barman, coordinator at St. Mary's Convent in St. Nazianz, Wis., invited ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Virginia

Sr. Virginia

Birthdays at our house when I was growing up were happy occasions. We had a birthday cake with a candle in it at dessert time and the family sang Happy Birthday. There ...Read more


Birthday Memories: Sister Pauline

One of my most memorable birthdays was January 2, 1989 when I turned 50! My family surprised me at our annual Feiner family Christmas. We always gathered to celebrate Christmas, but that year my family surprised me with a wonderful ...Read more