Foundations

First Daughter-House: Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana

 
FOUNDED: 1867
 
PIONEERS: Four young sisters; Sr. Benedicta Berns (age 22) superior. Later elected first prioress.
 
INDEPENDENCE: 1871


Second Daughter-House: St. Scholastica Priory, Covington, Louisiana

 
FOUNDED: 1870
 
PIONEERS: Eight sisters; Sister Teresa Timmers, superior; Sr. Scholastica Hoeveler, first prioress.
 
INDEPENDENCE: 1873
 
2nd Group: 1873 from Covington, Kentucky to New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
PIONEERS: Five sisters; Sister Gertrude Bauer, superior.
 
INDEPENDENCE: 1877
 
MERGER: 1877 Named St. Benedict Convent, New Orleans, Louisiana. Later moved to Covington, Louisiana and named St. Scholastica Priory.
 
PRIORY CLOSED: 1998


Third Daughter-house: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Alabama.

 
FOUNDED: Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1881
 
PIONEERS: Five sisters; Sr. Evangelista Pfraengle, superior.
 
Given to the Benedictine sisters from St. Leo Monastery, Florida in 1900.
 
2nd Group: 1886 from Covington, Kentucky to Birmingham, Alabama.
 
PIONEERS: Seven sisters; Sister Evangelista Pfraengle, (sent from Tuscumbia) superior.
 
INDEPENDENCE: 1902. Two communities from Florida and Kentucky united and became Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Alabama. Sister Ottilia Haas from Covington, first prioress.