I was given organ lessons in seventh grade by Sister Mary Alvin, now Arline Jaeger, at Saints Peter and Paul School in Gary, Indiana in 1950.
I have a degree in Chemistry from Marquette. After raising five children, I went to study music in Chicago. I received a bachelor of music education when I was in my forties. I am still active as an organist at age 80.
I'm returning to the workforce, after taking time off for a year. I'll be going to Purdue University as a sorority property manager - a.k.a. Housemother. This will be my ninth year in this field.
I hope to find a community choral group. I've been a singer since my grade school days at Saints Peter & Paul.
Sister Arline and I are still in touch. She was a great, inspirational teacher.
Sister Arline Jaeger was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 21, 1928 and baptized at St. Augustine Church. She professed her first vows on August 11, 1949 in Milwaukee. Sister Arline began her ministry as a musician at Holy Trinity Church in 1947. She then went to Saints Peter and Paul in Gary, Indiana, where she taught elementary classes and music for three years.
In 1951 Sister Arline returned to Wisconsin, where for nearly 30 years, she taught music, elementary and middle school, and ministered as a principal at Holy Redeemer, St. Aloysius, St. Jerome and St. Mary Help of Christians. After caring for her parents for a time, she ministered at the staff retreat house in Pewaukee for a dozen years and served as a volunteer at the Milwaukee Achiever Literacy and Havenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers. She has been a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 69 years.