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Luise Elisabeth HÖRTH
Adolph Edward "Ed" SCHMALZ
Helen Agnes BLUNCK
Sr. Marcella SCHMALZ
(Abt 1920-)


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Sr. Marcella SCHMALZ 1
  • Born: Abt 1920, Arkansas

bullet  Noted Events In her Life:

  • Census, April 18, 1930, Short Mtn, Logan, Arkansas - District 31. picture

    The following Schmalz families are listed on this page:
    Joe Schmalz Head, Age 46,
    Clara Wife, Age 35
    Leonard Son, Age 6
    Eugene Son, Age 4
    Raymond Son, Age 3
    William Son, Age 2 and
    Agnes Daughter, Age 1
    Frank Schmalz Head, Age 48
    Carolina Wife, Age 50
    George Son, Age 21
    Regine Daughter, Age 19
    Albert Edward Son, Age 17
    Gilbert Son, Age 15
    Ed Schmalz Head, Age 45
    Helen Wife, Age 39
    Alice Daughter, Age 14
    Hilda Daughter, Age 12
    Irene Daughter, Age 11
    Marcellla Daughter, Age 9
    Roy Son, Age 8
    Estelle Daughter, Age 6
  • Profession, June 24, 1946. She became a member of the Sisters of Saint Benedict.



  1. Newspaper Article, May 21, 2006 - The West Texas Catholic.
    .By Sr. Mary Hawkins, OSB Monastic Superior

    On June 24th, Sister Marcella Schmalz will celebrate the 60th year of her monastic profession. Sister Marcella, the fourth of six children, was born to Edward and Helen Blunck Schmalz on a family farm near Paris, Arkansas.
    She attended school taught by Benedictine Sisters from St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and when very young knew that she would some day become a sister.
    Sister says of her vocation, "When I entered the convent in 1943, my parents were very proud that one of their five daughters chose to enter the convent. I give thanks to my parents and the Benedictine Sisters who encouraged and inspired me in my answer to this call."
    Sister served the Church and the order in hospitals in Boonville, Missouri, Van Buren, Arkansas, and in Canyon, Texas, in the old Neblett and the Palo Duro Hospitals.
    Her last 14 years of ministry outside the monastery were in pastoral care at St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo,
    Sister was a founding member of St. Benedict Monastery, when it was a mission of St. Scholastica Monastery from 1971 to 1982 and one of the six founding members of the dependent monastery in 1982.
    Sister serves St. Benedict Monastery as Secretary of the Corporation', on the Communty council, as head of food service, assistant formation director, vocation director and oblate director.