“To PRAISE, to BLESS, to PREACH!!! Our Dominican Charism is my Joyful Jubilee Prayer. I am eternally grateful to God for the Gift of my Vocation. I give loving thanks to my Parents, my Family, Dominican Sisters, and close Friends for their love and encouragement during my Dominican Journey.”
“I have been blessed to serve God’s Children as a Teacher and Principal in Catholic Education in Michigan and New Mexico for 57 Years. I am eternally grateful to God for the Gift of my Vocation. I give loving Thanks to my Parents, my Family, Dominicans Sisters and close Friends for their Love and Encouragement during my Dominican Journey.”
Rosemarie Korson was born in a farm community to Wencel and Ludmilla Korson, in Gills Pier in 1932, the tenth of twelve children. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lake Leelanau. It was here at St. Mary’s that she came in contact with the Dominican Sisters. Following graduation in 1950, she entered the Marywood Community and became Sister Peter Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
Given many opportunities for study, Sister Peter Mary received her BA from Aquinas College in 1963; Certificate in Theology from Aquinas Theological Institute in 1968; and her MA from Michigan State University in 1973.
Catholic School education became Sister Peter Mary’s love and life’s work. Over the years, she taught grades 1-8 in Bay City, Grand Rapids, Ranchos de Taos, San Juan Pueblo, Merrill, Dearborn Heights, Gaylord, Muskegon, Pewamo and Ravenna. It was at St. Catherine School in Ravenna where Sister Peter Mary assumed the duties of Principal — a position she held for 23 years.
Sister Peter Mary resides at the Marywood Motherhouse where she serves as Sacristan and Coordinator of the Mailroom. Sister is an avid Notre Dame fan. She enjoys watching spectator sports, reading, needlepoint, assembling puzzles, and playing chess and cards.
2021 – 70 Years a Sister
Pray for Sisters in Catholic education
The three Korson sisters grew up in northern Michigan in a little town called Gills Pier. From left to right: Sister David Therese, Sister Lydia, and Sister Peter Mary.
Sister Peter Mary manages the Mailing Center at Marywood, working closely with the Communications and Mission Advancement offices. She coordinates the A Team, Sisters who collate, count, stuff and so much more for the Congregation.
Sr. Peter Mary preparing mail to run through the “Magic” Post Machine!