Sister Evelyn Gregory

Between the glorious roaring twenties and the severe depression of the twenties,  I was born in the hospital in Saint Joseph, Mo, on July 10, 1929, the second of 11 children. I was named in honor of a college friend of my mother’s.

My mother and dad had met at the local St Joseph Catholic Church near the family farm, which would become our loving home for me and my 5 brothers and 5 sisters. I received a very good education while attending our one-room country school; and inspired by both my mother and father, who had attended Catholic colleges, I looked forward to going to college.

After graduating from Mount St. Scholastica Academy, I entered the Benedictine community and completed college. Receiving a Masters in Education Administration from Creighton University, I continued teaching in grade schools In Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa and also serving as principal.

After I received a degree in Christian Spirituality, my ministry included the privilege of directing Benedictine sisters in initial formation through final profession and beyond; forming and leading a group of Benedictine Oblates, lay men and women in the St. Joseph area who study the Rule of St. Benedict and further its charism; and serving on the Souljourners staff as group leader, spiritual director and teacher of spiritual direction.

I enjoy visiting with friends, visiting with my dear sister, Sister Elaine, who is also a Benedictine, walking, reading, and meditating with groups or alone. I have also enjoyed the privilege of many travels throughout my lifetime.

My 10 siblings and their spouses continue to be close and loving to me and each other. My life is one of gratitude