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 at Mount St. Scholastica Convent, Atchison, Kansas, and pronounced religious vows January I, 1930. In 1963, Sister Brigida was one of the charter members who formed Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs. On August 12, 1990, Sister Brigida celebrated her sixtieth anniversary of religious profession.
In her ministry as a Benedictine Sister, she taught in both elementary and secondary schools of Kansas and Iowa. She served as administrator in schools of Colorado and New Mexico.
In Sister Brigida’s retirement years she used her compassionate skills in caring for Belle and Roy Law in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Community members and friends will long remember her Irish wit, her gentle concern for all, and her artistic talents.
Sister Brigida often expressed gratitude for her Catholic parents and family, Catholic education, for teachers and priests who helped her carry out “God’s design” In her life, and the Benedictine Sisters, students, and friends who supported her with love and concern.