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Benedicta Riepp Founders Society
Mother Benedicta Riepp, with two other sisters, led the first Benedictine foundation in the United States, begun in St. Mary's Pennsylvania in 1852. The Benedictine Sisters gratefully recognize all those who have contributed to our life of prayer and ministry and enabled us to continue to carry the spirit of our Foundresses to the world.
Mother Evangelista Kremmeter Club
$750,000 to $1,000,000 or more lifetime
Mother Evangelista entered the Pennsylvania monastery shortly after it began and became the foundress of Mount St. Scholastica in 1863. She struggled through adversity and the poverty of new beginnings, living to see a community of over 100 members in a well established monastery building.
Mother Aloysia Northman Club
$500,000 to $749,999
Mother Aloysia came as an Academy student at the age of 11. She fulfilled her own dream of extending the education of young women by founding Mount St. Scholastica college in 1924.
Mother Teresa Moser Club
$250,000 to $499,999
Mother Teresa was one of the first students at Mount St. Scholastica, coming in 1863 to be with her sister, Sister Gregoria Moser, one of the community's founders. She taught in the Academy and served as novice director before being prioress.
Mother Lucy Dooley Club
$150,000 to $249,999
Mother Lucy was the first prioress native to the Atchison area. She demonstrated loving concern for each sister in a time of great growth in religious institutions, and sent our first group of sisters to found a house in Mexico City.
Mother Alfred Schroll Club
$100,000 to $149,999
Mother Alfred was a scholar and lover of the monastic tradition. Despite the strongly apostolic emphasis of her times she made sure that the sisters understood their unique charism and the importance of their prayer and community. During her time as prioress daughterhouses were founded in California and Colorado.
Mother Celeste Hemmen Club
$50,000 to $99,999
Mother Celeste only served as prioress for four years because of poor health. She died in 1966 but her years in office saw the beginnings of the changes in community life because of Vatican II.
Mother Mary Austin Schirmer Club
$25,000 to $49,999
Mother Mary Austin guided the community through years of great transition in the church and in the role of women in society. She worked at preparing the young for new roles, supported those in the middle who were struggling with change, and provided care for the elders by building Dooley Center.
Sister John Marie Brazzel Club
$15,000 to $24,999
Sister John Marie served the biology department of Mount St. Scholastica College from 1938 until 1970. Her interest in the human person went beyond the academic student life which she loved, to her devotion to the care of the sick and infirm sisters of her community.
Sister Imogene Baker Club
$5,000 to $14,999
Sister Imogene, dean of Mount St. Scholastica College, also became a leader in monastic spirituality, establishing the nationally renown Center for Benedictine Studies and serving as one of the editors of an extensive study and translation of The Rule of St. Benedict.
Sister Celine Carrigan Club
$1,000 to $4,999
Sister Celine died at the height of her life of devotion to education in the English Department at Benedictine College. She encouraged her students to follow her own example of commitment to social justice, as exemplified in her founding of The Hunger Coalition at Benedictine College.
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