FORT WAYNE — Sister M. Rose Agnes Pfautsch, general councilor of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, received the honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement exercises for the University of Saint Francis Saturday in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne.
She was born and raised in Berger, Mo., and has been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration since 1952. She held the position of provincial superior for the order’s Eastern Province from 1986 to 1998, during which time she also served as chair of the University of Saint Francis Board of Trustees.
From 1998 to 2003, she served as corporation treasurer, board vice chair and business office manager for the university. In 2003, she began her current responsibilities as general councilor for the worldwide Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, which has its motherhouse in Olpe, Germany.
Sister Rose Agnes graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a bachelor of science in elementary education. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a master of science in education and performed post-graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame.
“We are pleased to honor Sister Rose Agnes Pfautsch for her many accomplishments and years of service to the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration and the University of Saint Francis,” said university President Sister M. Elise Kriss, a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. “Her remarkable record makes her an admirable representative of the Church and the university, and one in whom both take great pride.”
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