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Archdiocese of Chicago Appoints Sister Mary Beth Bromer, CSSF, Vicar for Religious

Bromer starts her role effective immediately.

Chicago, (Sept. 15, 2023) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced the appointment of Sister Mary Beth Bromer, CSSF, as Vicar for Religious. Bromer is a member of the Felician Sisters of Our Lady of Hope Province.

In this role, Bromer is the liaison between Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, the parishes and agencies of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the members of religious congregations and consecrated men and women living and ministering in the archdiocese. In a spirit of collegiality, the Vicar for Religious creates opportunities where the charism of religious life, in all its fullness, interfaces with the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago. As Vicar for Religious, Bromer reports to the Office of the Vicar General.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sister Mary Beth Bromer as our new Vicar for Religious,” said Bishop Robert G. Casey, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “The priests, sisters and brothers of the many diverse religious congregations represented in the archdiocese enrich our Church in so many ways. We are grateful for Sister’s commitment to ensuring we are working well together.” 

Bromer has served as candidate director and vocation minister for the Felician Sisters’ North American Province. She is a certified director of Religious Education and has ministered full-time at St. Turibius Parish on the Southwest Side of Chicago for 20 years. She continues to assist with the parish’s St. Vincent De Paul Society and coordinates its food pantry. Bromer has also worked with at-risk teens and coached junior high athletes.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in education and family ministry from St. Xavier University in Chicago, a master of arts degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University, Chicago and certificates in parish leadership from St. Xavier University and in spiritual direction from the Claret Center in Chicago.