Women Religious

Benedictine Sisters

Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery

In 1874, five sisters from Maria Rickenbach came to Maryville, Missouri. Out of this mission grew the beginning of Sacred Heart Monastery in 1880. Bishop Martin Marty OSB, the Vicar Apostolic of Dakota Territory, soon visited the young community and asked the sisters to assist him in ministering to the Native American people at Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Reservation in present-day North and South Dakota. Because of the distance from Missouri to Fort Yates, the sisters moved the motherhouse to Zell, South Dakota, and in 1889 relocated to the bluffs of the Missouri River in Yankton where we purchased an empty school building adjacent to Bishop Marty’s residence.

Major Superior: Sister Penny Bingham, OSB
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57075

Diocesan Locations:
(serving North American Martyrs School, St. Michael Parish, Lincoln)
Sister Mildred Busch
Benedictine Sisters
7207 Pioneers Blvd., Apt. 932
Lincoln NE 68506

Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Hearts

In 1879, Benedictine Sisters from Pennsylvania founded the Community Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Hearts at Saint Joseph Monastery in Creston, Iowa. In 1889, the Sisters began teaching in Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. In 1892, the Motherhouse was moved to Guthrie. In 1955, the Motherhouse was re-established in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Major Superior: Sister Christine Ereiser, OSB
St. Joseph Monastery
2200 S. Lewis
Tulsa, OK 74114

Diocesan Location:
(serving Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary)
Sister Stephen Larson, OSB
PO Box 147
Denton, NE 68339

Benedictine Sisters of Mount Scholastica

Major Superior: Sister Ann Shepherd, OSB
801 South 8th Street
Atchison, KS 68002-2724

Diocesan Location:
(Sister Mary Ellen Auffert, OSB)
St. Andrew Convent
176 N. 6th Street, PO Box 386
Tecumseh, NE 68450

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