Mount St. Scholastica Community Members

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Sister Agnes Helgenberger

Sister Agnes Helgenberger I have traveled a long way from the Micronesian island of Pohnpei, where I was born, to Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS.

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Sister Alberta Hermann

Sister Alberta Hermann I grew up in Westphalia, Ks, the 7th of 8 children. Following 12 years of education by the Benedictine Sisters, I became

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Sister Angela Ostermann

Sister Angela Ostermann I grew up in the small North Central Missouri town of Brunswick.  When I was eight years old, I moved with my

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Sister Anne Shepard

Sister Anne Shepard Washington, DC was my home before I entered.  As a student of Mount St. Scholastica College, I was attracted to the Benedictine

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Sister Barbara Ann Mayer

Sister Barbara Ann Mayer I am a native of St. Louis, Mo. After attending two years at Mount St. Scholastica College, I entered the Benedictine

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Sister Barbara Conroy

Sister Barbara Conroy I was born and raised in St Joseph, Mo. After graduating from Missouri Western State College with a BS in Psychology and

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Sister Barbara McCracken

Sister Barbara McCracken Nurtured in a Catholic family and growing up in Wymore, Nebraska, I attended public schools until coming to Mount St. Scholastica College.

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Sister Barbara Smith

Sister Barbara Smith I was the first in my family to attend a university and graduated with a zoology degree in 1983. I am also

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Sister Bernelda Nanneman

Sister Bernelda Nanneman I am the 15th of 17 children born to my parents. I lived a sheltered life.  I had several near death experiences

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Sister Bridget Dickason

Sister Bridget Dickason I grew up in Kansas City, Ks. I am the sixth of eight children. I was educated by the Benedictine Sisters at

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Sister Cecilia Olson

Sister Cecilia Olson I grew up in Beatrice, Nebraska, the youngest of three girls. Benedictine sisters were my teachers through both grade and high school;

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Sister Chris Kean

Sister Chris Kean I am the youngest of four children of Richard J. and Margaret M. Kean of Longmont, CO. My older sister, Sister Mary

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Sister Constance Krstolic

Sister Constance “Connie” Krstolic My home town is Kansas City, Ks., and I am  originally from Wyandotte County. I am an only child who enjoyed

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Sister Deborah Peters

Sister Deborah Peters Along with my siblings, Jack and Penny, I was reared in Belleville, Illinois, by Jack, a German immigrant, and Ethel Lake. In

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Sister Delores Dolezal

Sister Delores Dolezal I was raised in the house and on the land of my grandparents near Omaha, Ne. When I first heard the Benedictine

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Sister Elaine Gregory

Sister Elaine Gregory I was born Elaine Gregory in St. Joseph, MO on April 22, 1928, the first of the eleven children of Elizabeth Ann

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Sister Eleanor Suther

Sister Eleanor Suther I grew up on a farm in the Flint Hills.  I enjoyed walking in the great outdoors–climbing to the top of hills

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Sister Elena Hernandez

Sister Elena Hernandez I was born in Mexico and entered religious life in Tulsa, OK in 1956. I focused on learning English and attended high school.

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Sister Fran Cross

Sister Fran Cross A native of Avondale, Mo., I graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1953. After working for an insurance company for nine

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Sister Gabrielle Kocour

Sister Gabrielle Kocour I was born and raised with 4 siblings, 2 sisters and 2 brothers, in Atchison, Ks.  My parents, Irish and Czech, also

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Sister Grace Malaney

Sister Grace Malaney My parents came from a Baptist background, but we did not participate in a formal church. I was the youngest and had

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Sister Irene Nowell

Sister Irene Nowell I am a Benedictine of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in music from Mount St. Scholastica

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Sister Janelle Maes

Sister Janelle Maes I grew up in Shawnee Ks. and attended St. Joseph Grade and High School. After being taught and inspired by the Benedictine

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Sister Janice Futrell

Sister Jan Futrell I was born in 1934 in Oklahoma City, small then, recently being Native American land. My dad came from Kentucky, and my

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Sister Jeannine Neavitt

Sister Jeannine Neavitt I am an Atchison native and a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Ks.  In June of

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Sister Jennifer Halling, OSB

Sister Jennifer Halling, OSB I grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas. I first learned about the Benedictine way of life while studying English at Benedictine College,

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Sister Jo Ann Fellin

Sister Jo Ann Fellin Marshfield, a small town in southern Missouri, was my home until I came to college at the Mount.  Following graduation in

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Sister Joanne Yankauskis

Sister Joanne Yankauskis The oldest of two children, I grew up in Waltham, Ma, in a loving and faith-filled family. Having relatives in religious life 

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Sister Linda Herndon

Sister Linda Herndon I grew up in north Missouri and graduated from high school in Kearney, Missouri. After earning my Bachelor of Science in Elementary

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Sister Linda Zahner

Sister Linda Zahner I was born in Shawnee, Kansas, the oldest of eight children. I was taught and inspired by Benedictine Sisters at St Joseph

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Sister Loretta McGuire

Sister Loretta McGuire I was born and raised on a farm 6 miles from Barneston, Ne. I attended Barneston grade and high school.  My parish

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Sister Marcia Ziska

Sister Marcia Ziska The sixth of thirteen children, I grew up on a farm near Atkinson, Nebraska. I attended a one-room country school; however, it

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Sister Marie Ballmann

Sister Marie Ballmann I grew up on a farm near Elsberry, Mo. After high school, I entered St. Joseph’s Benedictine Monastery in Guthrie, Ok, where

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Sister Marilyn Schieber

Sister Marilyn Schieber (Rita Marie) I was born to John and Rita (Teson) Schieber in Maryville Missouri, the second child and eldest daughter of their

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Sister Martha Schweiger

Sister Martha Schweiger I am a  Benedictine sister. I  earned a degree in Elementary Education at Mount St. Scholastica College. I began my teaching career

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Sister Mary Rae Schrick

Sister Mary Rae Schrick I was born in Nortonville, Kansas, the fourth of ten children. I had three older sisters. My dad wanted a little

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Sister Mary Teresa Morris

Sister Mary Teresa Morris I was born in Kansas City, Kansas and consider myself a “Dotte.” I graduated from St. Margaret School of Nursing and

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Sister Micaela Randolph

Sister Micaela Randolph I was born into a strong Catholic family, the fourth child of 10. I was raised in Hastings, Nebraska, and attended St.

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Sister Miriam Schnoebelen

Sister Miriam Schnoebelen A born and bred Okie,  the sixth of seven children given life by Clair Vincent & Mary Frances Knittel-Schnoebelen, I grew up

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Sister Molly Brockwell

Sister Molly Brockwell I was born in New Orleans and grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The sixth of seven children

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Sister Patricia Gamgort

Sister Patricia Gamgort I am a transplant from the East Coast to the Midwest:  born, bred in Wilmington, Delaware; former member of St. Gertrude Monastery,

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Sister Patricia Seipel

Sister Patricia Seipel Growing up on a dairy farm in Northwest Missouri, I, Patricia Seipel, am one of seven children born to Roy and Pat

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Sister Rita Killackey

Sister Rita Killackey My lifelong values were formed in Chicago through my loving parents and faith-filled Catholic family of two brothers.  After two years of

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Sister Rosemary Bertels

Sister Rosemary Bertels I grew up in Nortonville, Ks., one of five children.  My older sister died at birth, leaving me with 3 brothers.  My

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Sister Sharon Murray

Sister Sharon Murray I was born in Chicago, IL, on June 24, 1932, the only daughter of Melba and Leo Murray, and given the name

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Sister Sheila Carroll

Sister Sheila Carroll I grew up on a farm north of Axtell, Ks, and attended St. Brigit Church, which was a strong Irish American community.  

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Sister Susan Barber

Sister Susan Barber I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Ks. I was taught by Benedictines at St. Pius Grade School in Mission,

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Sister Susan Holmes

Sister Susan Holmes I was born at home in Mission, Ks but grew up in Kansas City, Mo.  The Mercy Sisters nurtured the seed of

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Sister Suzanne Fitzmaurice

Sister Suzanne Fitzmaurice I grew up in Omaha, Ne, the youngest of seven children. I  was always active in my faith and participated in parish

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Sister Sylvia Kenkel

Sister Sylvia Kenkel I, along with my twin brother, Sylvan, were born to William and Anna (Wingert) Kenkel in Panama, Iowa, on May 24, 1939.

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Sister Therese Elias

Sister Therese Elias I was born at the Atchison Hospital several days after my parents moved from Doniphan to a farm southwest of Atchison. The

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Sister Thomasita Homan

S. Thomasita Homan My early life was primarily in Nebraska: Steinauer, Lexington and Crete. It was at Mount St. Scholastica Academy that I came to

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