Seven Benedictine Sisters from Mother of God Monastery celebrating jubilees

70th Jubilees

Sister Evelyn (Ida) Sehn was born in Linton, ND. She graduated from Mt. Marty High School, after which she entered Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton. Sister Evelyn graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Mary College in Omaha, NE. Sister Evelyn is presently retired and living at St. Benedict House in Pierre.

Sister Judeen Seeberger was born in Glen Ullin, ND. She entered Sacred Heart of Yankton in 1945 and became a founding member of Mother of God Monastery in 1961. She received her education degree from Mt. Marty College. Her teaching career spanned more than twenty-five years, teaching in ND, SD, NE, CO and CA. In 2015 she retired and returned to live at the monastery.

Sister Michaeleen (Beverly Ann) Jantzer is a native of North Dakota. Her educational background includes a B.A. degree from Mt. Marty College, Yankton and a M.A. degree from South Dakota University, Brookings. Sister Michaeleen has served as principal, religious education director, teacher, teen mentor and retreat facilitator. Currently she is retired and living at Mother of God Monastery.

60th Jubilees

Sister Yvonne Marie Linster spent her childhood in Lemmon, and, later, in Red Wood Falls, MN. In 1955, Sister Yvonne entered Sacred Heart Convent in Yankton. She completed X-ray Technology School in 1959 and worked in hospitals in SD, CO, WI and MN. She retired in 2007 and presently is in prayer ministry and resides in St. Paul, MN.

Sister Adel Sautner grew up on a farm near Hoven. She entered Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton in 1955, and is a founding member of Mother of God Monastery in Watertown. Sister Adel lives in Pierre where she is part of the community at St. Benedict House. She also serves on both Mother of God Monastery Finance Committee and Council.

Sister Ramona Fallon grew up on a farm in central SD. After completing 9th grade, she entered Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton where she finished high school and entered into formation as a Benedictine. In 1993 she served as Assistant Prioress and was elected Prioress in 2005. Since 2012, Sister Ramona has been living with sisters at St. Benedict in Pierre.

Sister Johanna Schumacher grew up on a farm near Halliday, ND. She entered Sacred Heart Convent, Yankton and later became a founding member of Mother of God Monastery, Watertown. Sister Johanna has ministered as a teacher, pharmacist and accountant. Currently, Sister Johanna is the Director of Hospitality for the monastery.

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