This study is an attempt to present two sisters who played parts in establishing the Benedictines in America: Mother Benedicta Riepp, the foundress of Eichstätt Benedictine Sisters in America, and Mother Willibalda Scherbauer, who brought them to Minnesota. To accomplish this purpose, the greater part of the study consists of letters to, by, or about Mother Benedicta and Mother Willibalda.
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Girgen, M. Incarnata. Behind the Beginnings: Benedictine Women in America. Saint Joseph, Minn.: Saint Benedict's Convent, 1981.
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Table of Contents:
pt. I. 1840-1856. Eichstätt -- Growth and development in America -- pt. II. 1857-1862. Expansion in Minnesota -- Beginnings of controversy between Abbot Boniface Wimmer and Mother Benedicta Riepp -- Mother Benedicta Riepp in Europe -- Mother Benedicta's return from Europe to Erie, PA. -- Mother Benedicta Riepp in St. Cloud (1858-1862) -- pt. III. 1862-1914. Mother Willibalda Scherbauer, Prioress: 1857-1868 -- Mother Willibalda Scherbauer: 1868-1914.