(1938 - 2015)
Sister Rose Irene, baptized Mary Ann Calvert, was born on November 14, 1937, in Detroit. She was the fourth of five children born to Leon and Veronica (Good) Calvert. In her autobiography, Sister Rose wrote the following about her family.
My father came to this country as a young adult from Munich, Germany. Actually, his last name was Schweitzer which he quickly changed upon his arrival [because he was] afraid he would be sent back to his own country. My father was a printer by trade, but later he and my Mom managed their own Calvert 5¢ to $1 Stores...
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I had the opportunity to work with Sr.Rose Irene at St. Augustine's in Detroit. Augustine's was also her home Parish, where she taught and worked with the LiturgyLater in 1981 she was hired to be the music director at our Parish, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Troy, MI. It was a delight to have her present , knowing we were so connected. I was aware of her health issues and her patience to overcome them. May she rest in Peace.
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