About our Prioress

Sister Anne Shepard was first elected as prioress June 2005, and was re-elected for a second term in June 2011.

Sister Anne was born in New York City and raised in Washington, D.C. She has been a member of the Mount St. Scholastica community since 1965.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Mount St. Scholastica College (now Benedictine College), a master's degree in religious studies from Marygrove College in Detroit, and a doctorate in education with a concentration in peace education from Columbia University in New York.

She taught junior and senior high school, was principal of the Academy of Mount St. Scholastica (now Maur Hill-Mount Academy) and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Prior to her election as prioress, Sister Anne was director of development and communication for Mount St. Scholastica.

She serves on multiple boards, including Benedictine College.

Messages from our prioress

One of the tasks of the prioress is to deliver reflections at various occasions. Here are some of Sister Anne’s most recent reflections.

July 10, 2016: Golden Jubilee Celebration

April 23, 2016: Rite of Oblation

March 25, 2016: Good Friday

February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday

January 24, 2016: Sister Ironide Nunes’ Perpetual Profession

December 14, 2015: Sister Jodi Hart’s Triennial Profession

July 12, 2015: Silver and Golden Jubilee Celebration

April 30, 2015: Rite of Oblation

Mount St. Scholastica

  Sister Anne preparing

Sister Anne preparing for our Holy Thursday banquet.

Sister Anne leads prayer

Sister Anne leads prayer while visiting our sisters in Brazil.

Sister Anne and Sister Sienna Rohlfer

Sister Anne and Sister Sienna Rohlfer, our oldest member, enjoy a moment together.