2012-02-09 / Religion & Family

Experienced sister looking after faith at Our Lady of the Lake


Sister Linda Schoenborn Sister Linda Schoenborn In her 50th jubilee year as a Dominican, Sister Linda Schoenborn is back at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School and Parish in Prudenville, this time charged with faith formation for children and adults.

A 1961 graduate of Marywood Academy in Grand Rapids, Schoenborn entered the Grand Rapids Dominicans in the fall of that year. She graduated from Aquinas College with a Bachelor’s degree in Latin and German, and taught at Muskegon Heights and Charlevoix before going back to Aquinas to work in the business office.

Her business acumen led to a position at the former Nazareth Mental Health Hospital, then the position of executive housekeeper and guest mistress at Marywood. She worked next as a bookkeeper at Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools before coming to Our Lady of the Lake the first time, where she worked from 1985 to 1996 in administration.

Schoenborn was then assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Oscoda where she worked as a pastoral administrator before coming to Our Lady of the Lake in September 2011.

“I’ve been called back here for whatever reason God wants me here,” said Schoenborn, adding that “it’s good to be back and renew some friendships and make new ones.” The experienced sister said it is also good for her because she has to “try to be youthful once again with the children. They are energizing!”

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