August 5, 2015
(L-R) Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg, Sister Elisa Martinez, and Sister Margie Schmidt each celebrated 50 years of monastic life July 25.
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On Saturday, July 25, the Monastery of St. Gertrude, along with numerous family friends, celebrated the golden jubilees of Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg, Sister Margie Schmidt, and Sister Elisa Martinez. The three sisters made their First Professions as women religious 50 years ago on Aug. 14, 1965.