Sister Vivina Chamberlin was born in Topeka, Kansas; she entered religious life at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, and pronounced religious vows March 7, 1926. Sister was a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery. She celebrated her diamond jubilee, August 17, 1986.
Sister Vivina taught forty-six years in Catholic secondary schools in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Colorado. Retiring from active classroom teaching in 1967, she entered a variety of ministries: receptionist for doctors, bookkeeper, and tutor. At the Monastery she continued her aesthetic talents in needlework. ceramics, and violin playing.
She will be remembered for her spirited personality, her zest for life, and acceptance of her physical disabilities. She treasured her Benedictine community and the religious life. Sister often expressed her gratitude for her family, Benedictine teachers, students, friends, and children. May we remember Sister Vivina with loving prayer and gratitude.