Meet the Sisters

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 »

Sister Andrea Collopy

Current Ministry and Interests: In 2003 I retired from being administrator in the Infirmary, having been a teacher for 43 years and serving in administration as sub-prioress for 12 years. I continue to lead exercises with the infirmary sisters twice each week, take people to doctors, do periodic night duty and help wherever I can. Read more »

Sister Kathleen Ryan

Current ministry: I am a 6th grade teacher at Mary, Queen of Heaven School in Erlanger, Kentucky. Favorite quotation from Scripture: My favorite story from Scripture is the woman taken in adultery because its shows Jesus’ love for her and for those who accuse her. Also I like a small quotation from Isaiah where God Read more »

Sister Emmanuel Pieper

Current Ministry and Interests: I am the Community artist. My other interests are social justice issues and issues concerning the conservation and preservation of the earth. Favorite quotation from the Rule: “Where is the one in love with life and desiring to see good days?” Monastic Life at St. Walburg Monastery: Life with the Benedictines Read more »

Sister Sharon Portwood

Current Ministry and Interests: My ministry has been elementary education. Presently, I am teaching fifth and sixth grade children at St. Francis Seraph School in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio. Favorite Scripture quotation: While I have numerous favorite quotes from Scripture, I especially love the Book of Psalms for personal reflection. This has been true since my Read more »