Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 18, 2023 / 08:00 am
At 103 years old, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is known by most as simply “Sister Jean” or the “basketball nun.”
With the motto “worship, work, win,” Schmidt has long been a student favorite at Loyola University of Chicago because of her kind nature and enthusiastic love of basketball.
Now, with the help of sportswriter Seth Davis, she’s publishing her memoir, titled “Wake Up with Purpose: What I’ve Learned in My First Hundred Years” (Harper Select, 2023).
Set to be released on Feb. 28, Schmidt’s memoir will share some of the lessons and wisdom she’s accumulated in her 103 years of life. Harper Select calls Schmidt’s memoir “part life story, part philosophy text, and part spiritual guide.”