Timeline of Events

Evangelista Kremmeter, old photo, nun, habit
Sisters Mexico

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November 2012 - November 2013

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Seven Benedictine sisters come to Atchison, Kansas to open a school for girls. Our Foundress, Mother Evangelista Kremmeter, is pictured on the left. 

The monastery and choir chapel, which we still use today, are built. 

Mount St. Scholastica receives eight Benedictine sisters from France, who are refugees from the 1904 expulsion of priests and religious in that country.

Mount St. Scholastica college opens. 

St. Scholastica chapel is built to serve the needs of the sisters and students at Mount St. Scholastica College. 

Mount sisters establish their first daughterhouse: Monasterio de San Benito in Mexico City. It becomes an independent monastery in 1950.

Donnelly College, a ministry of Mount St. Scholastica, opens in Kansas City, Kansas. 

The sisters establish a daughterhouse, St. Lucy’s Priory, in Glendora, California. It becomes independent in 1956.

The sisters establish a daughterhouse, St. Lucy’s Priory, in Glendora, California. It becomes independent in 1956.

Mount St. Scholastica celebrates its centennial year. Sister Mary Faith Schuster writes the community history, The Meaning of the Mountain.

The Sisters of Benedict of Red Plains Monastery in Piedmont, Oklahoma, transfer their vows to Atchison. 

Sesquicentennial celebration of the founding of the community. 

Sisters establish a daughterhouse: Monasterio Santa Maria Mãe de Deus in Mineiros Goias, Brazil.

Mount St. Scholastica College merges with St. Benedict’s College to form Benedictine College. 

Another daughterhouse, Benet Hill Priory, opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It becomes independent in 1965.

The sisters purchase Price Villa at a private auction and move the Academy and the community there. The building was renamed St. Cecilia’s.

The first mission is established outside of Atchison: Sisters go out to live and teach in Seneca, Kansas. The sisters spread to other towns in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado on teaching missions. 

Mount St. Scholastica Academy is opened.