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Category Archives: Sisters’ Words of Wisdom

Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Monica Raway, OSB

March 2021
Sister Monica Raway, OSB, jokes and laughs easily as she talks about her life and what her roles have been in Community. “I am a jack of all trades,” she says with a laugh. When asked what this means she mentions that she has worked in housekeeping as head laundress, as a cook, and even spent some time as the official chauffeur for the Monastery. When asked if she was a good driver, she just says “of course” as if she does everything well.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Lois Hauwiller, OSB

February 2021
Born on March 25, 1936, Sister Lois remembered that “Mother said I came early and I am glad, as I arrived on the Feast of the Annunciation, and Mary is very precious to me.” Sister Lois, christened Lois Louise Ann Hauwiller in the St. Bonifacius Parish in Minnesota, was welcomed to the family of Francis and Catherine Hauwiller, as their second oldest child.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Agnes Trombley, OSB

December 2020
When Sister Agnes was born, her name was recorded as Celeste Therese Trombley in the Sacred Heart Parish of St. Paul, Minnesota. Celeste Therese was the fifth of six children born to George and Agnes Trombley. At six months old, her family moved to North Minneapolis and joined St. Anne’s Parish.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Mary Lou Dummer, OSB

November 2020
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).
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