Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Margarete is elected General Superior


Sister M. Margarete, Bishop Paprocki, and Sister Sherrey Murphy entering St. Francis of Assisi Church.

On September 14, 2018, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the General Chapter elected Sister M. Margarete Ulager as the new General Superior in the presence of The Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

In St. Francis of Assisi Church, Sister M. Margarete took the oath of office and accepted the Seal and Key of our Congregation.

Sister M. Margarete was born on November 4, 1956. She professed First Vows with the German Province of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis on May 1, 1981 and Final Vows on July 2, 1985. She holds a diploma in nursing and served more than 20 years as a nurse in ICU, Anesthesia, and Nursing Administration. From 1997-2001, she served on the Provincial Council of the German Province and since 2001 she has served as General Treasuer of the Congregation.

In July 2018, Sister M. Margarete graduated from Salford University, Manchester, England, with a Master of Science Degree in Global Management.

With joy and gratitude we congratulate Sister M. Margarete. May the Lord bless and assist her in carrying out her new task.