As the Sisters of St. Benedict have so much wisdom and inspiration to share with us, St. Paul’s Monastery monthly newsletter will include a new series that allows us to learn more about each Sister. In addition, this series allows the Sisters to share with us their wealth of spirit, kindness, love, and wisdom that each embodies from their years in the “school for the Lord’s service” (Rule of Benedict, Prologue).
Sister Anne (Dolores) Boeckers was born to Melchior (Michael) and Margaret (Eichoff) in New Munich, MN on September 21, 1929, the sixth in a family of seven, four girls and three boys. In 1944, Sister Anne entered the scholasticate at St. Benedict’s in St. Joseph, MN. As a novice in 1948, she chose to join the Sisters who were founding a new Priory in St. Paul, MN. She made her first Profession of Vows on July 11, 1949. She received a B.A. degree in Science and Elementary Education at St. Catherine’s College, St. Paul, MN. After several years of teaching, Sister Anne went on to acquire an M.S. in Elementary Administration at St. Cloud College. Sister Anne lived her calling to minister as a teacher at St. Bernard’s, St. Paul; Visitation, Minneapolis; St. Philip’s, Litchfield and at St. Anne’s, Minneapolis where she also later served as principal. She received many awards for her commitment to education.