Sister Anselma Weibel, 1901-1984

Born July 7, 1901, Leipferdinger, Baden, Germany
Entered St. Walburg Monastery, December 8, 1923
First Profession June, 1925
Died October 26, 1984

Sr. Anselma was born to Aloysius and Alberleta Elsaesser Wibel and given the name Maria at her baptism. Maria came to the United States and entered St. Walburg Monastery on December 8, 1923, receiving the habit and her new name on Jun28, 1925. Sr. Anselma made first profession in June, 1925 and final profession on June 30, 1928. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee on August 24, 1950 and Golden on June 15, 1975. Sr. Anselma was followed to the United States and St. Walburg Monastery by a younger sister who became Sr. Veronica.

Between 1923 and 1981 Sr. Anselma served the community in various capacities in caring for household duties, the sacristy and in Benedictine missions–Villa Madonna College, Brooksville, Holy Cross, St. John Orphanage, Florence and Villa Madonna Academy. After 1978 when she was stationed at St. Henry, Erlanger, she returned to the monastery where she assisted wherever she was needed.

Sr. Anselma died on October 26, 1984.