Sister Rosemary Bertels
I grew up in Nortonville, Ks., one of five children. My older sister died at birth, leaving me with 3 brothers. My parents raised us to be good Catholics and to honor our life of commitment. My parents were married over 55 years. Each of us have had the grace to keep our commitment of married or religious life. I have lived in Atchison from 1947 to the present. I came to Mount St Scholastic Academy in 1947. After finishing High School in May, I entered the monastery in June. It has truly been a blessed life. I thank God every day for calling me to His service.