It is a gift to be called upon and so I approach each person I meet with reverence, honoring all that they are.
That’s how Sister Kateri Schrems characterizes her ministry on the Pastoral Care Team at Marywood Health Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“We are allowed, not just asked, to become a part of people’s lives when they are most vulnerable,” says Sister Kateri. “It is a gift to be called upon and so I approach each person I meet with reverence, honoring all that they are.”
“Sometimes our presence may be a nod, eye contact, sharing a thought, or sharing moments in prayer,” she said. “Sometimes all that is needed is someone to share silence with.”
“Our presence here comes from the presence of God in the world; what a blessing that each person is able to be that.”
My sister’s constant faith, warmth, humility and devotion to others has been a lifelong inspiration to our family. -- Celia, Mary Schrems Fallon, youngest sister of Kateri
2022 – 63 Years a Sister
Pray for victims of abuse, neglect and violence
No matter what form “being with” takes, Sr. Kateri knows that being in relationship, being there for one another, is God’s wish.
From near and far
your prayer, calls, visits,
emails and thoughts
warm our hearts and
nurtured our faith.
Sr. Kateri Schrems, along with all of the Sisters on the the Pastoral Care Team at Marywood Health Center, were distinguished for their ministry to patients and families.