Memorials

“As a Benedictine Sister, my day is built around our prayer life. We pray as a community four times a day: morning praise, noon preyer, eucharist and evening vespers. It touches my heart as we pray together remembering the greater community and the needs of the world.” – Francine Stallbaumer, OSB

 

Sister Francine Stallbaumer

Surrounded by family and her Sisters of Benet Hill, Sister Francine Stallbaumer died peacefully on September 5, 2018 at the age of 84.

Sister Francine Stallbaumer’s Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10:30 am at Benet Hill Monastery at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs CO 80921.

 

Sister Francine Stallbaumer’s Obiturary

Please select from the list of memorials to find out more about the dear memories of our influential sisters:

Sister Albertine Sheen

November 22, 1899 - December 18, 1986 “COME NOW, MY LOVE, MY LOVELY ONE, COME. SHOW ME YOUR FACE; LET ME HEAR YOUR VOICE, FOR YOUR VOICE IS SWEET AND YOUR FACE SO BEAUTIFUL.” She joined the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas in 1920 and...

Sister Alcuin Seer

September 19, 1890 - August 25, 1982 “O GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD, FOR YOU I LONG FOR YOU MY SOUL IS THIRSTING.” “O GOTT, MEIN GOTT NACH DIR SEHNT SICH MEINE SEELE, NACH DIR VERLANGT MEIN HERZ.” - PSALM 62 Sister Alcuin Seer was born in Frankfort, Germany, September 19,...

Sister Alice Conway

May 15, 1912 – October 20, 2003 “PRESERVE ME, O GOD I TAKE REFUGE IN YOU: MY HAPPINESS LIES IN YOU ALONE.” - PSALM 16:1-2 Sister Alice was born in Nebraska on a farm near the town of Dixon. Her parents were Martin and Bertha McAllister Conway. Sister was one of 10...

Sister Alice Marie Hays

January 23, 1908- December 27, 1983 “TO ME, HOW MYSTERIOUS YOUR THOUGHTS, THE SUM OF THEM NOT TO BE NUMBERED! IF I COUNT THEM, THEY ARE MORE THAN THE SAND; TO FINISH, I MUST BE ETERNAL LIKE YOU.” - PSALM 138: 17-18 Sister Alice Marie Hays was born in Monroe City,...

Sister Amanda Hermesch

November 10, 1909 – July 24, 2002 “I REJOICED WHEN I HEARD THEM SAY: LET US GO INTO GOD’S HOUSE. FOR LOVE OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD.” - PSALM 122 Sister Amanda Hermesch went peacefully to her God in her 92nd year. Born in Kelly, Kansas, the...

Sister Angeline Richmeier

April 2, 1903 - March 18, 1976 “I WILL REST IN THE ARMS OF MY LORD…” Sister Angeline was born April 2, 1903 in St. Peters, Kansas and began her formal training for Benedictine life in 1930 in Mount St. Scholastica Convent in Atchison, Kansas. She and her sister,...

Sister Ann Walter, OSB

March 9, 1923 – January 13, 2009 “FOREVER I WILL SING OF THE GOODNESS OF OUR GOD.” - PSALM 89 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...

Sister Benigna Haug, OSB

January 2, 1925 – August 11, 2011 “IT IS THE WAY TO BE CHRIST, YOU KNOW.” For Sister Benigna Haug, rejoicing with God in creation was integral to life itself and singing God’s praise was her greatest happiness. Sister Benigna died peacefully at Benet Hill Monastery...

Sister Bernice Siemann, OSB

June 23, 1924 – April 10, 2008 “O GOD, YOUR STRENGTH GIVES ME JOY: YOUR SAVING HELP MAKES ME GLAD.” PSALM 21 “Welcoming, inviting, and gentle.” These words epitomize the spirit and presence of Sister Mary Bernice (Mary Pius) Siemann who truly lived the Benedictine...

Sister Bertrand Niederbauer, OSB

January 30, 1907 – July 18, 2002 “I WILL ESPOUSE YOU TO ME FOREVER; I WILL ESPOUSE YOU IN LOVE AND IN MEMORY; I WILL ESPOUSE YOU IN FIDELITY, AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE LORD.” – HOSEA 2 Picture a small bundle of energy, 4’1″ to be exact. Picture happy children following a...

Sister Brigida O’Connor, OSB

May 5, 1910 - December 16, 1990 “MY HEART IS READY, O GOD; I WILL SING, SING YOUR PRAISE.” - PSALM 108:1 Sister Brigida O’Connor was born into the family of Mary Elizabeth (Growney) and David Thomas O’Connor in Nodaway County, Mis­souri. Sister entered religious life...

Sister Catherine Kinen, OSB

September 30, 1929 – December 1, 2016 PSALM 23, THE GOOD SHEPHERD “A true contemplative monastic” are the words most often used to describe our Sister Catherine (Philothea) Kinen. Sister Catherine passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the same quiet way that she...

Sister Clarita McGarity, OSB

May 3, 1906 - June 4, 1988 “SHE OPENS HER MOUTH IN WISDOM, AND ON HER TONGUE IS KINDLY COUNSEL.” - PROVERBS 9:26 Born in Meriden, Kansas, she entered religious life at Mount SL Scholastica Convent, Atchison, Kansas, made religious profession, January I, 1929 and...

Sister Ernestine Lopez, OSB

October 12, 1927 – November 7, 2011 “GOD, YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD; THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT…SURELY GOODNESS AND KINDNESS SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE. AND I SHALL DWELL IN YOUR HOUSE, FOREVER AND EVER.” – PSALM 23 Sister Ernestine Lopez died peacefully at...

Sister Eunice Roeder, OSB

October 22, 1915- October 31, 1979 “I WAIT EAGERLY FOR THE LORD’S HELP, AND IN HIS WORD I TRUST. I WAIT FOR THE LORD, MORE EAGERLY THAN WATCHMEN WAIT FOR THE DAWN.” - PSALM 129 Sister Eunice was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 22, 1915, and made her final...

Sister Georgine Goerlich, OSB

July 15, 1915 – February 14, 2005 “GOOD ZEAL…LET THE MONASTIC PREFER NOTHING WHATEVER TO CHRIST, AND MAY CHRIST BRING US ALL TOGETHER TO EVERLASTING LIFE.” -HOLY RULE CH. 72 Sister Georgine Goerlich died peacefully in the Lord on February 14, 2005 in her 89th year....

Sister Jovita Quintana, OSB

March 3, 1919 – March 20, 2012 “I LIKE PEOPLE TO SEE ME THE WAY I AM.” Nothing spoke so clearly of God’s loving presence than Sister Jovita Quintana’s quiet and gentle ways. Sister Jovita exuded joy in life. She was born in Capulin, Colorado and was baptized...

Sister Katherine Wawersich, OSB

March 29, 1921 – December 20, 2017 “BLESSED ARE YOU…REJOICE AND BE GLAD.” - PSALM 89 Sister Katherine Wawersich died peacefully on December 20, 2017 at the age of 96. Few words come close to truly describing the loving and powerful presence Sister Katherine was to her...

Sister Katie Keeley, OSB

November 8, 1935 – November 6, 2003 “LOVE WHAT YOU CREATE. LET THE LITTLE CHILD WITHIN YOU HAVE FUN! PLAY! DANCE! BE PRESENT TO THE PRESENCE OF GOD HERE AND NOW!” Sister Katie, baptized Kathleen Anne Keeley, was born in Denver, CO to Walter and Ruby Nollenberger...

Sister Leann Cogan, OSB

February 12, 1919 – August 27, 2016 “MAY YOUR GLORY LAST FOREVER, O GOD. MAY YOU REJOICE IN THE WORK OF YOUR CREATION. I WILL SING TO YOU THE LIVING GOD ALL MY LIFE, MAKE MUSIC TO YOU WHILE I LIVE.” - PSALM 104 Sister Leann (Leander) Cogan passed gently into eternity...

Sister Liguori Sullivan, OSB

August 15, 1913 – August 3, 2007 “YOU ARE MY STRENGTH, MY SONG AND MY SALVATION.” – ISAIAH 12 “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...

Sister Loretta Woolfe, OSB

November 4, 1894-June 22, 1984 “BE THOU MY VISION, O LORD OF MY HEART; BE THOU MY WISDOM, THOU MY TRUE WORD; HEART OF MY OWN HEART WHATEVER BEFALL STILL BE MY VISION, RULER OF ALL.” Born in Kansas City, Kansas, November 4, 1894, Sister Loretta entered the Benedictine...

Sister Marguerite Richmeier, OSB

November 22, 1910-August 16,1973 “GOODNESS AND KINDNESS WILL ACCOMPANY HER NAME.” “UNLESS A WHEAT GRAIN FALLS ON THE GROUND AND DIES IT WILL REMAIN ONLY A GRAIN…” – JOHN 5:24 Sister Marguerite Richmeier was born November 22, 1920 in St. Peters, Kansas and began her...

Sister Marian Bellotti, OSB

February 13, 1940 – March 5, 2004 “TENDER AND LOVING GOD, YOU INDEED POSSESS ME FROM THE BEGINNING OF YOUR WAYS.” Sister Marian Bellotti was born in Walsenburg, CO to Arthur and Ruth Bellotti and was baptized Geraldine Marie at St. Mary’s Church. She is survived by...

Sister Marilyn Krier, OSB

February 28, 1935 – August 23, 2005 “I EXULT FOR JOY IN GOD. MY SOUL REJOICES IN GOD MY SAVIOR.” - LUKE 1:46 Sister Marilyn Krier 70, died and entered into eternal life on August 23, 2005. Sister Marilyn, baptized Marilyn Joyce Krier, was born in Walsenburg, CO to...

Sister Maristelle Schmitz, OSB

December 2, 1918 – October 4, 2003 “BUT AS WE PROGRESS IN THIS WAY OF LIFE AND IN FAITH, WE SHALL RUN ON THE PATH OF GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, OUR HEARTS OVERFLOWING WITH INEXPRESSIBLE DELIGHTS OF LOVE.” - HOLY RULE PROLOGUE 49 One of ten children, Sister Maristelle was...

Sister Marita Law, OSB

April 20, 1935 - October 12, 1992 “REMEMBER THE WORD YOU PLEDGED YOUR SERVANT, ON WHICH YOU BUILT MY HOPE.” - PSALM 119:49 Sister Marita Law was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Law; she was born in Stanberry, MO on April 20, 1935. She entered religious life at Mount...

Sister Martha Manchego, OSB

March 8, 1930 – March 9, 2007 “SET ME LIKE A SEAL ON YOUR HEART, LIKE A SEAL ON YOUR ARM. HOW RIGHT IT IS TO LOVE YOU.” – SONG OF SONGS 8 Sister Martha Manchego 77, God’s beloved, passed into eternity March 9, 2007 at Benet Hill Monastery. She was born in Gardener,...

Sister Mary Agnes McPhee, OSB

December 29, 1920 - December 3, 1992 “MY HEART EXTOLS THE LORD, MY GOD; MY JOY IS GOD, MY SAVIOR” - LUKE 1:46 - 47 Sister Agnes McPhee, OSB, daughter of Jess and Agnes (Fitzgerald) McPhee, was born in Brush, Colorado. She entered religious life at Mount St....

Sister Mary Eglemeier, OSB

November 24, 1902 - January 13, 1988 “HAIL MARY, FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH YOU…” Born in Nurnberg, Bavaria on November 24, 1902, Sister Mary entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica Convent in Atchison, Kansas in 1923 and made religious profession in...

Sister Mary Magdalene Heitlinger, OSB

November 13, 1899 - August 16, 1987 “TELL US, MARY, WHAT DID YOU SEE ON THE WAY? I SAW THE GLORY OF THE RISEN CHRIST. ALLELUIA!” - JOHN 20:18 Born in Leavenworth, Kansas on November 13, 1899, she entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica Convent in Atchison,...

Sister Mary Matthew Nowacek, OSB

June 22, 1910 - August 17, 1997 “I TRUST IN THE LORD; MY SOUL TRUSTS IN GOD’S WORD. MY SOUL WAITS FOR THE LORD MORE THAN SENTINELS WAIT FOR THE DAWN.” - PSALM 130:5 Sister Mary Matthew Nowacek was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska; she entered religious life at Mount St....

Sister Patricia Coakely, OSB

December 31,1897 - July 5, 1999 “WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING, SURE IT’S LIKE A MORNIN’ SPRING IN THE LILT OF IRISH LAUGHTER YOU CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.” Sister Patricia was born in Enid, Oklahoma on New Years Eve, 1897, she entered religious life at Mount St....

Sister Reginald Zeller, OSB

October 2, 1915 - February 28, 1998 “JESUS, MY ONLY DESIRE, JESUS, THE WISDOM OF GOD, JESUS, MY LIGHT AND MY VISION, JESUS, MY GOD AND MY ALL.” - ST. FRANCIS Born in Paxico, Kansas, she entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, and pronounced...

Sister Sophie Glenski, OSB

February 21, 1923 – December 1, 2010 “SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS JUSTICE AND ALL ELSE WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU…” - MATTHEW 6:33 Sister Sophie was born to Francis Stephen Glenski and Anna Jane Wrinkle in St. Joseph, Missouri February 21, 1923. She is survived by...

Sister Suzanne Schmelzle, OSB

February 6, 1906 - April 9, 1999 “I WILL SING AND MAKE MUSIC TO MY GOD.” - PSALM 26 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...

Sister Vera Glynn, OSB

December 18, 1908 – November 1, 1994 “I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE; I HAVE LOVED YOU AND YOU ARE MINE. ” -JER.31:3 Sister Vera Glynn was born in Summerfield, Kansas; she entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, and pronounced her...

Sister Virginia Vey, OSB

September 4, 1924 – October 3, 2016 “THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, LET US BE GLAD AND REJOICE.” PSALM 118:24 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...

Sister Vivina Chamberlin, OSB

August 28, 1905 - August 16, 1994 “ARISE, COME TO YOUR GOD, SINGING YOUR SONGS OF REJOICING.” - PSALM 100 Sister Vivina Chamberlin was born in Topeka, Kansas; she entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, and pronounced religious vows March 7,...