sister rose mary brueggen


  50th Jubilee

Sister Rose Mary Brueggen was born in Sedalia, Mo. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1963 and was received into the novitiate in 1964 as Sister Margaret Raymond.  She received a bachelor’s degree in deaf education from Fontbonne College in 1968.

Sister Rose Mary has served nearly all of her 50 years in the St. Louis Archdiocese.  In 1968 she began her first 13 years of service at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf as a primary deaf educator, recreation assistant director, houseparent, and as receptionist/resident flight coordinator.  In the 1980s she served six years at Nazareth Living Center, first in community service, then as a dietary aide.

During the early 1990s she was a teacher assistant at St. Joseph’s Educational Child Care Center; served in geriatric care as an assistant manager at Manresa House and then at St. Elizabeth Hall as an activities director. From 1997-2002 she worked at Walter Knoll Florist as an arranger/greenhouse caretaker. 

In 2003-2004 Sister Rose Mary was the assistant activities director/receptionist at Mary Ryder Home. Beginning in 2003 she served as a receptionist at The Charless Home.  In 2003, she was a service partner in the dietary department  at St. John’s Mercy Hospital and then at Sisters of Mercy/St. Catherine Residence.

Outside of St. Louis, Sister Rose Mary was a participant in the renewal program at Derhman Community in St. Paul in the early 1980s.  

Since 2007 she has worked in community service at Nazareth Living Center. Sister Rose Mary enjoys gardening and sewing.

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