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Sister Charles Wolking 2021

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Sister Charles Wolking 1924-2021 Born December 10, 1924 Entered St. Walburg Monastery in 1942 Received habit in 1943 Died February 3, 2021 Sister Charles Wolking was born on December 10, 1924 to Charles and Antoinette Mueller Wolking and named Jeanne Therese. She was the fourth of six girls, all of whom became Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery. Jeanne Wolking Read more »

Sister Rita Bilz 2021

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Sister Rita Bilz 1926-2021 Born July 6, 1926 Entered St. Walburg Monastery in 1959 Received habit in 1960 Died February 3,  2021 Sister Rita Bilz was born on July 6, 1926 to John Lawrence and Margaret Foltz Bilz. Rita Philomena was the fifth of six children, the youngest of whom died as an infant. The family were members of Read more »

Sr. Joan Gripshover 2020

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Sister Joan Gripshover 1942-2020 Born June 9, 1942 Entered St. Walburg Monastery in 1961 Received habit in 1962 Died March 30, 2020 Sister Joan Gripshover was born on June 9, 1942 to Aloysius and Anna Gripshover and named Patricia Gertrude. She was the second of eight children, two sisters and five brothers. Patricia was a Read more »

Sr. Estelle Schulte 2019

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Sister Estelle Schulte, 1926-2019  Born September 30, 1926 Received habit, 1946 First Profession, 1947 Died December 10, 2019 Sister Estelle Schulte was born on September 30, 1926 to Norbert and Irene Faust Schulte and named Mary Catherine. She was the third of five children, three brothers and one sister, all of whom are deceased. Mary Read more »

Sr. Cecilia Daigle 2018

Sister Cecilia Daigle 1931-2018 Born December 17, 1931 Entered St. Scholastica Priory, Covington, Louisiana August 25, 1948 Received Habit August 17, 1949 Made First Profession January 14, 1951 Transferred Profession of Stability to St. Walburg Monastery August 1, 1992 Died August 8, 2018 Sister Cecilia Daigle was born in New Orleans, LA on December 17, Read more »

St. Helen Hergot 2018

Sister Helen Hergot 1936-2018 Born June 7, 1936 Yosemite, California Entered St. Walburg Monastery August 15, 1954 Received Habit July 2, 1955 Made First Profession August 24, 1956 Died December 27, 2018 Sister Helen Hergott was born in Yosemite, California on June 7, 1936 to H. Stanley and Esther Bramlage Hergott. She was the oldest Read more »

Sr. Justina Franxman 2019

Sister Justina Franxman 1928-2019 Born April 23, 1923 in Newport, Kentucky Entered St. Walburg Monastery September 8, 1948 Received Habit June 30, 1949 First Profession August 24, 1950 Died March 4, 2019 Sister Justina Franxman was born on April 23, 1928 and adopted by J. Herman and Elizabeth Gripshover Franxman in October of 1929. Mary Read more »

Sr. Esther O’Hara 2018

Sister Esther O’Hara, 1929-2018 Born December 14, 1929 in Covington, Kentucky Entered St. Walburg Monastery September 7, 1947 Received habit June 29, 1948 First Profession June 30, 1949 Died January 31, 2018         Sister Esther O’Hara was born on December 14, 1929 to William and Marie Wischer O’Hara and named Laverne. She was one of Read more »

Sister Victoria Eisenman

Current Interests: I have remained active in promoting the Benedictine charism at Villa Madonna Academy by chairing a Benedictine Identity Committee with six of the lay teachers, Sr. Mary Carol, CDP, and Sr. Mary Carol, OSB. It is my pleasure to coordinate the activities in the school’s former dormitories at Villa Madonna Center. Meeting the Read more »