Sister Veronica Schueler, FSE

PORTLAND, OR (02-20-2018) Sister Veronica Schueler, FSE arrived in Portland in early January to begin to serve the Archdiocese of Portland as its chancellor. Welcomed by Archbishop Alexander Sample, Sister Veronica will also serve as the archbishop’s delegate for consecrated life. Sister left her position as vice chancellor in the Diocese of Palm Beach at the end of December and was assigned by Mother Miriam Seiferman, FSE Mother General, to join the Bridal Veil, Oregon community of Franciscan Sisters while working at the Portland chancery. Sister Veronica brings a wealth of experience to her new position. An attorney specializing in immigration law, she worked for Catholic Charities in Houston, and practiced law in Minnesota, Maryland and Michigan. She earned her law degree from Cooley Law School, Western Michigan University. Earlier, Sister Veronica, who has a B.A. degree in writing with a minor in criminal justice, worked in federal and state prisons before and after entering the Franciscan Sisters community. The Catholic Sentinel, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland, published an interview and a story about Sister Veronica where she shares her experience of working as a prison employee.

See The Catholic Sentinel article on Sister Veronica as the new chancellor.