Sr. Lillian Goeke 1996


Sister Lillian Goeke, 1903-1996Born April 2, 1903, Newport, KentuckyEntered St. Walburg Monastery, August 20, 1921First Profession June 26, 1923Died March 23, 1996Sr. Lillian was born to John Bernard and Margaret Heitzmann Goeke and given the name Evelyn Margaret. She first met the Benedictine Sisters when her sister Dorothy attended Villa Madonna Academy boarding school for a brief period. It was love at first sight and Evelyn entered St. Walburg Monastery in 1921.An excellent teacher, Sr. Lillian shared her love of science with students at Villa Madonna Academy (1925-27; 1928-31; 1932-47). She also taught and served as librarian at Holy Cross High [...]

Sr. Lillian Goeke 19962018-11-05T17:18:15+00:00

Sr. Frances Jacobs 1996


Sister Frances Jacobs, 1919-1996Born July 11, 1919, Sparta, KentuckyEntered St. Walburg Monastery, August 15, 1938First Profession June 29, 1940Died August 27, 1996Sr. Frances was born in Sparta, Kentucky to Frank P. and Angela Weldon Jacobs and given the name Rosella Margaret. She was the fourth of seven children, four boys and three girls. The Jacobs family had deep roots in the Sparta area. Following the footsteps of her older sister, Rosella attended Villa Madonna Academy as a boarder and it was there that she became closely associated with the Benedictine Sisters. When Rosella entered St. Walburg Monastery, she made the news [...]

Sr. Frances Jacobs 19962018-11-05T17:18:21+00:00

Sr. Adelaide Feldbauer 1996


Sister Adelaide Feldbauer, 1895-1996Born May 13, 1895, St. Mary's, PennsylvaniaEntered St. Walburg Monastery, June 21, 1916First Profession April 1, 1918Died November 29, 1996Sr. Adelaide was the sixth of nine children. Her family operated a fruit farm but also grew vegetables and raised chickens to support the large family. Through the influence of Fr. Suitbert Rickert, OSB, a native of Covington, Sr. Adelaide decided to come to St. Walburg Monastery in 1916. In 1993 she became one of the few members of the community to reach 75 years of vowed life.Sr. Adele was sent to Holy Cross Church in Latonia as sacristan [...]

Sr. Adelaide Feldbauer 19962018-11-05T17:18:26+00:00

Sr. Dorothy Kroetzsch 1996


Sister Dorothy Kroetzsch, 1918-1996Born February 8, 1918, Oakley, OhioEntered St. Walburg Monastery, August 15, 1937First Profession June 29, 1939Died August 19, 1996Sr. Dorothy was born to Frank and Jennie Lillian Broadwell Kroetzsch and given the name Rosella Frances. When her father died, Rosella and her sister Dorothy went ot live at the Good Shepherd Home in Ft. Thomas. When she came to St. Walburg Monastery in 1937 she came with the recommendation of Mother St. John who said, "she has always been a prayerful, respectful child. The dear girl is very much in earnest and we feel she will make a [...]

Sr. Dorothy Kroetzsch 19962018-11-05T17:18:31+00:00

Sr. Stella Kelz 1996


Sister Stella Kelz, 1911-1996Born October 8, 1911, Union, New JerseyEntered St. Walburg Monastery, September 8, 1927First Profession February 10, 1930Died November 16, 1996Sr. Stella was the second of four children,, two boys and two girls. In her early children her family moved to Brooklyn, New York; she carried traces of that accent all her life. Through the influence of a priest friend of her mother, Sr. Stella came to Villa Madonna Academy for her education and entered St. Walburg Monastery just one month before her sixteenth birthday.From the late 1920's until 1940 Sr. Stella taught various grade levels in Northern Kentucky [...]

Sr. Stella Kelz 19962018-11-05T17:18:36+00:00

Sr. Gregory Bordenave 1996


Sister Gregory Bordenave, 1908-1996Born August 26, 1908, New Orleans, LouisianaEntered St. Scholastica Priory, Covington, Louisiana, August 23, 1925First Profession August 7, 1927Transferred vow of stability to St. Walburg Monastery, August 15, 1990Died July 1, 1996Sr. Gregory was born to John and Pualine Guibilate Bordenave and given the names Cecilia Christina. Cecilia entered St. Scholastica Priory in Covington, Louisiana on August 23, 1925 and made profession in 1927. She transferred her vow of stability to St. Walburg Monastery in 1990.Sr. Gregory served at various elementary schools in the New Orleans area from 1927 until her retirement from teaching in 1974. Letters from [...]

Sr. Gregory Bordenave 19962018-11-05T17:18:44+00:00

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