On 6 August 1938 I, Paula Schneider-Bodenmann, first saw the light of day. In Martisberg/Valais (Switzerland) stood my cradle.
Josef, my father, and Helen, my mother, were mountain farmers and model parents. I grew up with eight brothers and sisters, of whom I was the fourth. I was a very cheerful girl, who really enjoyed life, though being shy and reserved. Very early I had to take responsibility, because my mother died at an early age.
After elementary school I attended a domestic science school for two years and later I spent a year learning how to keep house with an upper class dentist’s family in Chur. With considerable preliminary work experience in home nursing and in a hospital I completed nursing school in Bern successfully.
y joie de vivre and enjoyment of life did not prevent me from following the straight and narrow. After many working years I married on 5 June 1965 Nikolaus Schneider from Oberriet/St Gall, with whom I lived in perfect harmony. I became a mother of four sons, for whom I gave my whole heart, even still today.
In March 1975 my husband received from GOD the mission to unconditionally offer his services to GOD and the Church. Drastically and profoundly GOD intervened in our family. In June 1977, with a heavy heart, I voluntarily gave up my husband for the priesthood.
Every day I now support my husband, the Sword-Bishop, in his heavy calling as GOD’s Instrument. He appointed me as spiritual Mother and thus I share my life with my husband, children and many spiritual children.