Sister Caritas Schram, 1891-1979

Born November 21, 1891, Cincinnati, Ohio
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, August 2, 1925
First Profession March 21, 1927
Died May 10, 1979

Sr. Caritas Schram was born to Bernard and Philippine Mautz Schram and given the name Barbara at her baptism. She was one of four children, two girls and two boys. She entered St. Walburg monastery on August 2, 1925 and received the habit and her new name on February 10, 1926. Sr. Caritas made first profession on March 21, 1927 and final profession on March 21, 1930. She celebrated her silver jubilee on March 21, 1952 and her golden on April 16, 1977.

Sr. Caritas spent many years in the following schools staffed by the community:

  • St. Benedict (Grade 3) 1927; (Grades 1,2,3) 1931-32
  • St. John Orphanage (Grades 1-4,5-8) 1927-29; (Grades 6-8) 1945-47
  • Blessed Sacrament (Grades 4-5) 1929-31; (Grades 7-8) 1955-58
  • Holy Cross (Grade 6) 1932-45; (Grade 8) 1953-55
  • St. Benedict Commercial (1947-52)
  • St. Pau l (Grade 8) 1948-61
  • St. Therese (Grade 6) 1961-67

After 1967 Sr. Caritas retired to the monastery infirmary where she died on May 10, 1979.