As she celebrates her 103rd birthday, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt offers sage advice for young students, parents and our nation as a whole.
The longtime Loyola University men’s basketball chaplain and internationally renowned symbol of ecumenical optimism and grace, spoke to me over the weekend about her views of today’s young generation and the future of our society.
“I think if we just continue to work with our neighbors and work with people of other cultures and try to understand each other…we have to talk to each other to do that,” said Sister Jean. “We can’t be in separate groups. Then nothing will happen because there is no bridge there. So we have a lot of work to do. But it is possible. And I think we have to make that possible in the near future. The very near future.”
Sister Jean makes herself available to listen to Loyola students by keeping her […]