Forever Your Sister: Reflections on Leaving Convent Life

Forever Your Sister: Reflections on Leaving Convent Life



Following Vatican II, convents all over the country suffered loss in their sisterhood. Often secretive, neither those leaving nor those remaining had time to deal with the situation. In 1993, St. Benedict's Monastery, in St. Joseph, Minnesota, invited former sisters to visit. Out of this came these twenty-two stories.


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North Star Press of St. Cloud


St. Cloud, Minn.


Arts and Humanities | Catholic Studies | Religion


Table of Contents:
Heart filled with gratitude / Frances Hunkler Roehrich (Sister Rhodene Hunkler) -- Wind in the pine tree / Eileen Maas Nalevanko (Sister Leonelle Maas) -- The best of two worlds / Patricia Roemer Gandolfo (Sister Jacinta Roemer) -- The golden thread / Rosemary Wolter (Sister Judith Wolter) -- Lord, let me know / Ann Calhoun Hansen (Sister Marmion Calhoun) -- My life, then and now / Evelyn Ranweiler Crowley (Sister Jarleth Ranweiler) -- I will plunge with my song / Laurel Schneider Enneking (Sister Bibiana Schneider) -- Other orders / Angie Tougas Pihlman (Sister Jennifer Tougas) -- Learning from Benedict and Max / Gail Schlicht (Sister Josella Schlicht) -- It's a long story, Charlie / Emma Eskelson (Sister Peregrin Eskelson) -- Benedictine woman / Arlene Zenzen Truszinski (Sister Pacelli Zenzen) -- If the grass looks greener, it probably is / Mary Therese Kettler Curtis (Sister Romanus Kettler) -- Don't sweat the small stuff / Sigrid Hutcheson (Sister Sigrid Hutcheson) -- Walking among the saints / Jeannie M. Weber (Sister Martin Weber) -- Benedictine always / Anna Klein (Sister Leonette Klein) -- A thing of the heart / Clare Calhoun Ritchie (Sister Clare Calhoun) -- Seeker / Marcella Taylor (Sister Cecily Taylor) -- A bird of the pines / Patricia Vincent Pickett (Sister Jacob Vincent) -- Thy will be done / Carol Deml Sisterman (Sister Jeroma Deml) -- Aging's a lifetime, maturing's forever / JoAnn Terhaar White (Sister Lorna Terhaar) -- A tapestry in progress / Judith Popp-Anderson (Sister Harvey Popp) -- Tapestry / Jan Salzer (Sister Janet Salzer).

Forever Your Sister: Reflections on Leaving Convent Life