2015 Jubilarians Mount St. Scholastica

Sisters celebrate gold, silver jubilees

 Five Benedictine sisters celebrated 50th anniversaries in monastic life, and a sixth celebrated her 25th anniversary, on July 12 at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kan.

Sisters celebrating their golden jubilee were:

  • Sister Esther Fangman, a licensed clinical professional counselor whose practice in Kansas City, Mo., includes counseling individuals, couples and families as well as counseling for survivors of torture and war. She previously served as president of the Federation of St. Scholastica and is a counselor at the Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kan. 
  • Sister Susan Holmes, a hospice chaplain at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo. 
  • Sister Cecilia Olson, a Nebraska native whose teaching career included students at every grade level, most recently teaching Benedictine studies at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. 
  • Sister Carol Ann Petersen, director of the Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kan. 
  • Sister Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, who is on the staff of the Sophia Center at Mount St. Scholastica.

In addition, Sister Elaine Fischer celebrated her silver jubilee. Sister Elaine is the director of maintenance at Mount St. Scholastica. 

Sister Anne Shepard, delivering a reflection during the Jubilee Mass, described the sisters as models of fidelity to prayer, lectio divina, and community life. 

“They are hope for the future,” she said. Read her entire reflection here.