Sister Ann Walter, OSB

Ann (Caritas) Walter, OSB was Born in Topeka, Kansas on March 9, 1923, she was baptized Harriet Ann. She received her BA in Music from the college at Mt. St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas in 1944 and entered Mt. St. Scholastica Convent that same year. She made her final monastic profession in 1949 and then […]

Sister Virginia Vey, OSB

Sister Virginia Vey, OSB died on October 3, 2016. She was born in Pittsburg, PA on September 4, 1924 to Eugene Charles Vey, Sr. and May Julia Thunell. She is preceded in death by both parents and her siblings Dorothy A. Belsh, Eugene C. Vey Jr., and Sister Mildred Vey, OSB. Sister Virginia went to […]

Sister Liguori Sullivan, OSB

“Strong courageous leadership” is the phrase most often used to describe the life of Sister Liguori Sullivan who lived and loved Benedictine Monastic life for seventy-four years. Born in Spring Fork, Missouri, Sister Liguori entered Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas in June of 1933 and made final monastic profession in January of 1938. Sister […]

Sister Francine Stallbaumer, OSB

Unfailing in her faith in the resurrection of Christ, Sister Francine Stallbaumer, OSB offers the above words to comfort those she loved. Surrounded by family and her Sisters of Benet Hill, Sister Francine died peacefully on September 5, 2018. Sister Francine was born on August 20, 1934 in Kelly, Kansas and baptized Elizabeth Louise. Her […]

Sister Bernice Siemann, OSB

“Welcoming, inviting, and gentle.” These words epitomize the spirit and presence of Sister Mary Bernice (Mary Pius) Siemann who truly lived the Benedictine charism of hospitality and to whom no one was a stranger. On April 10, 2008 Sister Bernice was welcomed into her heavenly home at the age of 83. Sister Bernice was born […]

Sister Albertine Sheen, OSB

She joined the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas in 1920 and transferred her vows to Benet Hill Priory in 1965 to become a charter member of the Benet Hill Community. Sister Albertine had served in Kansas, Missouri, California and Colorado. Sister Albertine was born Nov. 22, 1899, in Fulton, Illinois and later […]

Sister Alcuin Seer, OSB

Sister Alcuin Seer was born in Frankfort, Germany, September 19, 1890; she entered Mt. St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas in 1914 and became a charter member of Benet Hill Priory in 1963. As a teacher on the elementary level, Sister Alcuin taught in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. “To lead a quiet,…humble….and peaceable interior life […]

Sister Josie Sanchez, OSB

Sister Josie Sanchez died peacefully on October 28, 2020. There is so much to share about Sister Josie: her joy for life, her lifelong love for music, her playfulness, her creativity expressed in fun skits which she composed and directed, her life as a teacher and her life ministering to people in poverty.  Sister Josie […]

Sister Suzanne Schmelzle, OSB

Sister Suzanne Schmelzle was born in Flush, Kansas; she entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, and pronounced her vows August 15, 1931. She was a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery and renewed her vows of 65 years August, 1996. Sister Suzanne received her secondary and college education from Mount St. Scholastica […]