Sister Dorothy Seifert, 1856-1936

Born September 22, 1856, Tiffin, Ohio
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, May 1, 1891
First Profession March 21, 1893
Died May 24, 1936

Sr. Dorothy Seifert was born to Philip and Susanna Firz Seifert and given the name Margaret at her baptism. Margaret entered St. Walburg Monastery on May 1, 1891 and received the habit and her new name on March 21, 1892. Sr. Dorothy made first profession on March 21, 1893 and final profession on August 2, 1896.

Sr. Dorothy served the community as housekeeper at the following missions:

  • St. Benedict 1893-96
  • Holy Angles, Birmingham, Alabama 1896-1902
  • St. Walburg 1902-03
  • Holy Cross 1903-06
  • Villa Madonna Academy 1906-1936

For Sr. Dorothy death was sudden. On May 15 she suffered a severe headache and shortly after a massive stroke. She died on May 24, 1936 without regaining consciousness.