Published July 24, 2020
On June 24, St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith celebrated jubilees for two of their own. Sister Pierre Vorster celebrated her 80th anniversary and Sister Regina Schroeder celebrated her 60th anniversary.
Sister Pierre, 97, is from Subiaco. For decades she taught in schools, most notably St. John in Fort Smith. When Sister Pierre was in her 40s she began advocacy work for the elderly and the environment. Today, Sister Pierre is the grounds supervisor.
Sister Regina, 78, was born in Windthorst, Texas. She enjoyed a career as a teacher for many years, teaching in parish and public schools. Today, Sister Regina is the monastery procurator.
To help ring in the anniversary, Mayor George McGill attended the celebration and awarded each jubilarian with a certificate honoring her and her life’s work. After Mass, the mayor joined the community in the dining hall for lunch and cake.