Sister de Paul Schmidt, 105, of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of St. Francis, died Feb. 10 at St. Joseph Villa in Reading, Pa., where she had resided since 2004.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Valentine and Marcia (Orlowska) Schmidt.
Sister de Paul entered the Bernardine Order in 1929, and was in her 89th year of religious life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music and education from College Misericordia, Dallas, Pa.
She served her ministry in Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas as an elementary and secondary teacher, principal, tutor, attendance recorder, receptionist and superior.
There are no surviving immediate family members.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 15 at St Joseph Villa Chapel, Reading. Burial followed in the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters’ cemetery, Mt. Alvernia.
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103