Sister Margie Schmidt speaks at human behavior class on end-of-life spirituality
Sister Margie and Dr. Eleanor Downey's Human Behavior and Social Environment class at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
Sister Margie, Dr. Eleanor Downey and Sister Kim Marie
April 20, 2012
Sister Margie Schmidt spoke about the spirituality of death and dying to students in Dr. Eleanor Downey’s Human Behavior in the Social Environment class this month at Lewis-Clark State College.
Sister Margie shared her work as Director of Pastoral Care at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She described how she interacts with patients in times of serious illness and during the last stages of life. Sister Margie considers it a great gift to be invited into people’s lives during these times. “I try to help patients and their families find peace and comfort,” she said.
Since last September, the social work and psychology students in Dr. Downey’s class have been studying human behavior, beginning in the prenatal stages and moving through to end of life transitions. One of the students is another member of the Monastery, Sister Kim Marie Jordan, who is studying social work at the college. Sister Kim Marie will begin her internship in the Social Service Department at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in the fall.