Sister Mary Virginia Schmidt, V.H.M.
Schmidt, Sister Mary Virginia, V.H.M. passed away peacefully on June 12, 2021 from complications after a fall. She was born to Amy and Carl Schmidt on December 8, 1929, in Mexico City, the second youngest and only girl of a family of six children. She was educated at the American School in Mexico, Visitation Academy in St. Louis, Manhattanville College in New York, St. Louis University, and St. Xavier University in Chicago. She entered the Visitation Monastery in St. Louis in 1952, and was professed for 67 years. While teaching Spanish and doing campus ministry there for 35 years, she was also very involved in the Charismatic Renewal in St. Louis. In 1989, she became a founding member of the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis where her wisdom, wit and fluency in Spanish were invaluable gifts in her community's ministry. She had a special care for those who are vulnerable. Sister Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and by her brothers, Carl, Dean, Lee, and Ted. She is survived by her community, her brother, Tom (Jan); sister in law, Anne; many nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends and relatives. Visitation will be at Church of the Ascension, 1723 N. Bryant, June 17 from 5-7 pm with prayer and sharing of memories at 6:30 pm. Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 11 am, June 18, preceded by visitation at 10 am. The service will also be live-streamed. Check Ascension Church website. Private interment. Memorials preferred to Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis, 1527 Fremont Ave. N., Mpls, MN 55411 O'Halloran & Murphy (651-698-0796) ohalloranmurphy.com
Published on June 17, 2021
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