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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Eleanor Wartman, OSB

September 2021
It’s 8:30 pm on a Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Monastery. Sister Catherine Schoenecker is making her rounds of the common areas with her holy water. Similar to every other night at the Monastery, she “blesses the house,” including the offices, the meeting rooms, and all the other places people gather during the day. She loves her quiet little walks around the Monastery.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Benita Gerald, OSB

August 2021
It’s 8:30 pm on a Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Monastery. Sister Catherine Schoenecker is making her rounds of the common areas with her holy water. Similar to every other night at the Monastery, she “blesses the house,” including the offices, the meeting rooms, and all the other places people gather during the day. She loves her quiet little walks around the Monastery.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Catherine Schoenecker, OSB

July 2021
It’s 8:30 pm on a Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Monastery. Sister Catherine Schoenecker is making her rounds of the common areas with her holy water. Similar to every other night at the Monastery, she “blesses the house,” including the offices, the meeting rooms, and all the other places people gather during the day. She loves her quiet little walks around the Monastery.
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Sisters’ Words of Wisdom: Sister Karen Sames, OSB

June 2021
Resilient, humorous, and kind to all – these are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Sister Karen Sames, OSB. You may talk to Sister Karen when you call the Monastery; she spends most days as the receptionist for St. Paul’s Monastery. Before coming to Monastic life, Sister Karen cared for people in her nursing career, spending several decades as a nurse. In many ways, Sister Karen has been a caregiver most of her life, extending her kindness and generosity to those she meets.
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