Vol. 40, No. 1


March, 2011




by Sisters Maria DeAngeli, Rosalie Ruesewald, and Barbara Bock, OSB and Oblate Kathy Jarvis

The dictionary defines a pilgrimage as a “journey to a holy place, un-

dertaken for religious reasons. In late November, four of us from St. Scho-

lastica set off on our week-long pilgrimage to El Salvador to commemorate

the 30th anniversary of the martyrdom of four churchwomen in December

1980. None of us expected to be touched so profoundly.

Before going, the trip organizers, SHARE of California, made it very

clear to our delegation of Leadership Conference of Women Religious

and Pax Christi members that this would not just be a commemoration

of the deaths of Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, Ursuline

Sister Dorothy Kazel and lay missioner Jean Donovan. It would be a

journey to understand their mission in El Salvador in 1980 and to witness

how it continues some thirty years later.

The delegation members, primarily sisters from all over the United

States, had Spanish skills that ranged from fluent to non-existent. Fortu-

nately, we had a team of young translators from SHARE who amazed us

as they floated effortlessly between Spanish and English.

José Artiga, Executive Director of SHARE, drew a vivid picture of the El Salvadoran Civil War in 1980, resulting in poverty, destruction, and

thousands of refugees. Church men and women worldwide responded to Archbishop Oscar Romeros plea: “that you simply walk with them in

their lives, that you accompany them on their own faith journey, be there with them as they struggle to work out their own historical destiny. If you

do that if you simply accompany the people, I tell you, you will discover a wonderful faith, and your faith and your lives will be transformed.”

Those who accompanied the poor were in great danger. On March 24,1980 Archbishop Romero was gunned down while saying

Mass. On December 2, 1980 the four women were beaten, raped and murdered. In 1989 six Jesuit missionary scholars were assas-

sinated at the University of Central America in San Salvador. These eleven martyrs joined over 70,000 Salvadorans who lost their lives

in that 12-year civil war. Adding to our horror was our awareness that many members of the El Salvadoran military were trained at the

U.S. government financed and operated School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Eighteen years after the war’s end, violence, especially against women, is still a major problem. El Salvador has the highest rate of

feminicide (murder of women) in the world. We met with groups working to empower women of all ages to end this violence and visited

Christian based communities teaching young people alternatives to violence. We learned that the “Special Holistic Law for a Life Free of

Violence Against Women was passed in Parliament November 25. These groups know that it will take a lot of hard work to implement it.

Since the civil war, almost 2 million Salvadorans have left their country to find a better life, along with millions of others from Mexico and

other countries in Central America. José challenged the delegates to find ways to accompany the newcomers in our areas. We had been chal-

lenged earlier by Bishop Anthony Taylor with I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me, his 2009 pastoral letter on immigration. He reminded

us that the migrants Mary and Joseph were not welcomed in Bethlehem and that todays

Marias and Josés often fare no better.

Here at the Monastery, we’re trying to build bridges with the newcomers for

mutual enrichment in various ways: learning Spanish and Hispanic culture/English

tutoring; participating in Spanish Mass and other religious activities; helping to con-

nect service providers with immigrants; promoting education advocacy; and raising

awareness in the community through educational events.

We made a pilgrimage to El Salvador – the land of the “Savior,” the land of mar-

tyrs. We returned with a keener awareness of the Theology of Accompaniment that

Bishop Romero championed and which Jesus authored.

Following Jesus involves being concerned about the least of our brothers and

sisters. In his pastoral, Bishop Taylor asks us: “Will we take a positive approach

that helps newcomers to become full participants in society or will we take a negative

approach that creates a marginalized underclass and a breeding ground for resent-





A Message From the Prioress

Just a few weeks ago on January 23, we celebrated Founders Day. In our Evening

Meal Prayer I was reminded that this year we were celebrating 132 years of our

Benedictine presence in Arkansas. Each year we recall those valiant women who

came from Ferdinand, Indiana, with their pioneering spirit to the wilderness land of

Arkansas. Over the years God has raised up other strong and courageous women

whose wisdom has kept us afloat through ever changing and challenging times.

These women have left us a legacy of living the Benedictine Way of Life through

ministries of education, health care, the arts, and culinary expertise.

Today some of these ministries are now being carried on by the laity who are well qualified for

the task. We are pioneering differently as we continue to develop our Retreat Center, Spiritual Director

Training and Retreats. These ministries are supported by you, our generous and devoted benefactors

who give financially and in many other ways, our devoted Alumnae who want to be remembered as

the “Scho Girls”. We are grateful to those of you who have shared our life in the past. In our deepest

gratitude we remember each of you in our daily prayers.

We are continuing to work and discern with the Realm Group as we look to our future. We ask

your prayers as we address the challenging questions that face us at this time of our faith journey.

“Hope is the power behind love.” - St. John Climacus

Thanks to you who have

included us in your wills.

We invite others to

consider that possibility

or some other form of

planned giving. Our legal

name is St. Scholastica

Monastery, Fort Smith,


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March, 2011

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Marie Beck

Betty Becker Estate

Dr. Bradley Becker

David & Nancy Becker

Antoinette Beland

Debbie Bentley

Anthony Benz

Bernice Bergup

Herman & Bernice


John & Sue Berkemeyer

Mike & Pam Berkemeyer

Kaye Bernard

Luigi & Toni Jean Bersani

Harry & Mary Beshoner

Jerome & Alice Beshoner

Darryl Birkenfeld & Joann


Marilyn Birkenfeld

Kathryn Birkhead

Isabelle Birnbaum

Dee Blair

Charles & Frankie Blaschke

Kenneth & Stella Blaschke

J.O & Gloria Blaty

Kathleen Blessing

Malcolm & Lois Bliss

Jim & Dorothy Bock

Judy Bock & Glenn Brinley

Gerald & Rita Bock

Maurice Bock

Bill & Theresa Boekholder

Linda Boen

Lawrence & Shirley Boente

Gracie Bolling

Stewart Bolling

Lawrence & Elizabeth Bolte

Janet Booth

Fred & Cindy Borchert

Claire Borengasser

Patricia Borengasser

L.B. & Elizabeth Boughfman

Bill & Mary Bourne

Vernell Bowen

John & Peggy Brandebura

Al & Isabel Adams

James & Patricia Adams

Jon & Patricia Adams

Mary Adams

Gene & Mary Ahlert

Jim & Sandra Ahlert

Ray & Wilma Ahlert

Ron & Judy Ahlhorn

Mary Allen

Kate Althoff

Ameriprise Financial Services

Walter & Mary Lucille Ammon

Leo & Barbara Anhalt

Anonymous (41)

Ormalene Artho

Monica Ashour

Thomas & Maria Ashour

Titus & Diane Ashour

Mary Ashworth

Assumption Church, Atkins AR

Geraldine August

Alicia Austin

Sue Baber

Margaret Babitzke

Mary Louise Baier

Mildred Baillio

Larry & Mary Lynn Baker

Robbie Baker

Ruben & Marietta Baltz

Fr. Leonard Banas, CSC

John & Jean Banchetti

Karen Banks

Delores Barber

Bill & Mary Ann Barborek

Tom & Mitzi Bardrick

Floyd & Carole Barger

Katherine Barnhart-Thrift

Susan Barry

Josephine Basgall

Horrell & Vivian Bates

Carolyn Bauer

Msgr. Henry Bauer

Jerome Bauer

Norma Jean Beaulieu

Harold & Sharon Beck

Rosa Bray

Kay Britton

Dale & Mona Brockman

Doug & Carol Brown

Roy & Paulette Brown

Suzanne Brown

Fr. Raymond Bruck

Dick & Jane Brummel

Jim & Ann Bruning

Nora Bryant

Sherrye Buchanan

Bill & Lucy Buergler

Regina Buergler

Joe & Connie Bulmanski

John & Mary Burns

Richard Bushkuhl

Ella Frances Byrd

Charlotte Caddell

Joe Caldarera

Tom & Dorothy Caldarera

Joe & Anne Marie Candido

Cathy Cannatella

Marion Cannatella

Sam & Laurie Carman

Carolyn Carmouche

Agnes Carson

Joe & Alice Ceniceros

Paul & Magdalen Cesare

Rita Chadwick

Marie Chapman

Ann Childs

Michael & Rita Chisum

Syble Cingolani

Josie Clifton Estate

Norbert Clifton

Deborah Coddington

Nick Cole

Helen Colquitt

Wally & Patsy Collins

Clara Combs

Community Service


Estelle Conatser

Harry & Louise Conklin

Michael & Barbara Cooney

John & Ann Copeland

Martha Corff

Robert & Bette Kay Cowie

Suzanne Cram

Paul & Theresa Cronan

Jean Crone

Olga Croom

William & Marjorie Crosby

Mary Ann Cross

Janee Crotts

Eddie & Laura Crow

Jerry & Joan Crumly

Gina Cuilla

Gail Curlett

Gene & Janette Dahlem

Ron & Tami Danielak

Michella D’Autorio

Emily Davis

Jeffrey & Margaret Davis

Nancy Ann Davis

Joan Day

John & Rea DeAngelo

George & Debbie deGravelle

Gwen DeGruccio

Francis & Kathleen


Michael & Genevieve


Thomas & Ida DeSalvo

Margaret Deuster

Gerard & Mary Devaney

Cindy Devine & Daniel


Maureen Didion

Larry & Bonnie Diefendorf

Amy Dietz

Keith & Lisa Dietz

Alisa Dixon

K.W. & Arleen Donelson

Bob Doss

Jean Drake

Jack & Carolyn Duclos

Mary Rita Duerr

Genevieve Duffy

Jane Dugan


The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery thank each of you, our benefactors and volunteers, for your generous

support. You are remembered in our love and prayers. The first Monday of each month, a Mass is offered for

you and your intentions.

Benefactors listed here supported the Monastery during the year 2010.

Sisters enjoy a field trip to Janet Huckabee Nature Center, September 22, 2010


Charles Holman

William Kidd

Sherry Holmes

Michael & Suzanne Kidder

Holy Redeemer Christian

Alberta, Mary Lou, & Rose

Mothers’ Society,

Ann Kiene

Clarksville AR

John King

Jim & Mary Jan Hoobler

Lucille King

Michael Horan

Margaret Kirby

Charles & Cecilia Horn

Br. Francis Kirchner, OSB

Cher Horwedel

Joseph & Patricia Kirchner

Dorothy Hosford

Bill & Dorothy Kirk

David & Sarah Hotzel

Hilda Kleck

Regina Howarth

Knights of Columbus, Altus

Eugene (dec.) & Louise Huber


Hug Chevrolet Buick GMC

Knights of Columbus,

Joan Hug

Bigelow AR

Kitty Hug

Knights of Columbus,

John Hum

Charleston AR

Betty Humpert

Knights of Columbus,

Ann Hunt

Conway AR

Elizabeth Hunt

Knights of Columbus, Fort

Judith Hurt

Smith AR

Julie Hynes

Knights of Columbus,

Fr. Pius Iwu

Russellville AR

Bob & Frances Jacimore

Annette Knittig

Raymond James & Assoc.

Joseph Knittig

Kathy Jarvis

Mary Alice Knittig

Bill & Therese Jenkins

Tim & Heather Knittig

Tommy Jetton

Dr. Robert & Elizabeth Knox

Katie Johanon

Christina Koch

Barbara Johnson

Dennis Koch

Demurl & Pepina Johnson

Gilbert & Doris Koch

Anne Johnston

Joe Don & Susie Koenigseder

Rebecca Jo Johnston

John Koenigseder

Chester & Susan Jones

John & Lillian Kohler

Jay Jones

Kenneth & Michaella

Walter Jost & Ellie Brenny


Margie Joyce

Msgr. John Kordsmeier

Felix & Genevieve

Julia Kovac


Mike & Katie Krall

Dr. Robert & Jo Ann Kale

Cecilia Krallman (dec.)

Geraldine Kampeter

Carmelita Kremers

Carla Keller

Raymond & Barbara Kresse

Graham & Dorothy Kent

Betty Kreutzer

Carolyn Ketter

Jane Krone

Delma Dunn

Harold & Josephine Geels

Mary Ealum

Maria Geels

Milt Earnhart

Kay Geisbauer

James & Gayle Easter

Gary & Betty George

Don & Crystal Eastman

Rene & Mary Germann

Leo Eckart

Haymeé Giuliani

Louise Eckart

Louis & Mary Frances

Constance Eckelhoff


Mary Eggen

Gene Grabber (dec.)

Robin Eggert

Patricia Grabber

Ed & Mary Elkins

Bernice Grabber-Tintes

LaVerne Elsken

Adolph Gramlich

Fr. Joseph Enderlin

Nick & Joanie Gramlich

Environment Protection

James & Evelyn Green


Joey & Mary Ellen Greenway

Joseph & Deborah

Kathleen Grenier


Carol Griesemer

Alda Rae Epperson

Larry Grinstead

Jean Etoch

Joseph & Christine Gubanski

Betty Etzkorn

Judy Guedon

Berniece Evers

Karen Guiney

Ed & Carleen Falleur

Frank & Ann Gunderman

Jerome & Elaine Falter

Harold & Willette Gunderman

Mary Faltus

John & Patricia Habberstad

Louise Farris

Dan & Alice Hadwin

Fentress Mortuary

Karin Hahn

Judy Fergeson

Mary Ann Halcisak

Audrey Ferguson

Betty Halliburton

Rita Ferguson

Antonette Hall

Gregory Fernicola

Sandra Hall

John Fladung

Arthur Hamel

Patrick Flake

Darlene Hammer

Margaret Flanagan

Sheryl Hampton

Jerome & Annette Flusche

Pat Harder

Kelly Fogarty

Don & Jane Harrison

Tom Fogarty

Patricia Hart

Kenneth & Cynthia Fontenot

Clem & Delores Hartman


Josie Hartman

Clara Forst Estate

William & Claire Hartmann

Donna & Dorothy Forst

Lucy Hartmeier

Fred & Joy Forst

Jerry & Jude Hassler

Sam Forst

Charmaine Haunert

Tom Forst

Lindy & Nguyen Hayden

Agnes Forte

James & Helen Hays

Kevin & Judith Forte

Ida Heinrich

Bobbie Fowler

Rita Helfrich

Lorene Fowler

Roger & Vickie Hensley

Tom & Jeanette Frederick

Donna Herron

Kenneth & Carol Frey

Bill & Agnes Hess

Terry & Jill Frisbie

Kim Hettel

Beth Fritsch

Frances Hiegel Estate

Doris Fritschie

Elizabeth Hierholzer

Hedy Fuchs-Heinrich

Sue Higgs

Dick & Kathy Fuhrman

Terrance Hill

Janet Fuller

Delphine Hittson

Adrian & Anna Furstenberg

N.A. & Mary (dec.) Hoelting

Kathy Furstenberg

Tom & Raelene Hoelting

Susan Gabbard (dec.)

Viola Hoelting

Susan Gamble

Judy Hoelzeman & Al

John & Dolores Gangluff


John & Sandra Gass

Theresa Hoelzeman

Thomas & Laurie Gassman

Jackie Hoffman

Butch & Mary Ann Geels

Mary Louise Hoffman

Carol Geels

Paul Hoffman


Alice Kuehler

Alphonse Kuehler

Charlotte Kuester

Helen Kutil

Jo Ann Kyral & Joe Meyers

Steve & Diane Laclare

Dick & Jo Ann Lambert

Ginger Lambert

Bill & Tammie Lange

Jerry & Judy Lange

Gerald & Rosella Lasater

Cynthia Laursen

Judy Lawrence

James Lazzari

Marceline Lazzari

Joe & Betty Leblanc

John & Jane Leding

Rosemary Lelemsis

Genevieve Lemley

Bob & Rosetta Lensing

E.H & Carolyn Lensing

Martha Lerch

Msgr. David LeSieur

Alan Lievens

Douglas & Jennifer


Geraldine Lindemann

Robert & Becky Lindemann

Rita Lipin

Larry & Jan Lipsmeyer

Benny & Kay Little

Dennis & Bea Lock

Ernest & Dana Lock

T.C. & Angela Long

Mary Longley

Lisa LoPorto

Bob & Cathy Lorenz

Jeffrey & Lynnea Ludwig

Raymond & Betty Luyet

David & Gilda Macksam

Troy & Vicki Mahan

Virginia Mais

James & Angela Malik

Eileen Martinez

Dorothy Martinous

Betty Masingale

Sarah Mason

Tim & Dottie Massanelli

Susan Matthews

Mary Maus

Bob & Ann Mazzanti

Tony & Louise Mazzanti

McAuley Convent, Barling


Linda McDonough

Nancy McDowell

Ann McElmurry

Geraldine McFarland

Patty McGann

Rynette McGee

Judy McGrath

Suzanne McGraw

Sandra McKee

Mary McKeown

Nancy Ryan

Sacred Heart of Mary

Womens Society, Barling


St. Anne Church, North Little

Rock AR

St. John Altar Society,

Russellville AR

St. John Church, Russellville,


St. Joseph Church, Paris AR

St. Leo Altar Society,

Hartford AR

St. Leo the Great University

Parish, Russellville AR

St. Paul Episcopal Church,

Fayetteville AR

St. Scholastica Alumnae


Ramon & Carol Saldana

Mary Lou Sanders

Barbara Sax

Kevin & Mary Sayre

Gary & Dawn Scarborough

Jennifer Schalk

Leon & Martha Schilling

Beatrice Schlaf

Linda Schluterman

Mildred Schluterman

Ambrose & Mary Schmitz

Andy & Susan Schmitz

Cletus & Linda Schmitz

Lawrence & Therese Schmitz

Leonard Schmitz

Ray & Christy Schmitz

Dan & Ethel Schmucker

Joe & Inez Schmuki

Lawrence & Lu Jane Schriver

Elmer Schroeder

George & Ann Schroeder

Robert & Becky Schroeder

Barbara Schuchart


Kay Pope

Dr. James & Patsy Post

Matthew & Karla Post

Kyle & Jennifer Priest

Michael & Rose Mary Pugh

Rosalea Rabjohn

Gary & Mary Radley

Robert & Pamela Raible

Jimmy & Laura Rainwater

Pauline Raley (dec.)

Pauline Raley Estate

Weldon Ramey

Joyce Ratcliff

Imelda Reber

Mary Reidle

Eliza Reginelli Estate

Rosemary Reginelli

Tommy Reinhart

Jennifer Reis

Religious Sisters of Mercy,

Fort Smith AR

Religious Sisters of Mercy,

Little Rock AR

Sandra Renfrow

David Reuter

Dan & Roberta Richardson

Virginia Ricketts

Buddy & Marilyn Riedmueller

John & Lillian Rife

Larry & Joyce Ringwald

Leon Robbins

Jean Anne Roddy

James & Joan Rodemann

Florence Roman

Vonda Rooks

Orlan & Joan Roper

Cissy Rose

Larry & Evelyn Rossi

Clara Jane Rubarth

Dwight & Ruth Ruelle

Laurine Ruleau

Gordon Rutkowski

Fr. David McKillin, OSB

Sandra McLaughlin

David & Catherine McVay

Glen & Emily Mebruer

Jim & Debbie Medley

Alvin Meyer

Fred & Maryanne Meyerriecks

Bob & Becky Meyers

Greg Meyers

J.B. & Anna Marie Meyers

W. J. & Peggy Meyers

Carl & Bea Miller

Jerome & Mary Minden

Margaret Minden

Leo Modaff

Amanda Moore

James & Laura Moore

Jim & Pat Moore

Warren & Arlyne Morey

Marie Morris

Ronnie & Regina Moyer

Carol Mulhall

Ronda Lee Murphy

Andrew Nahlen

Theresa Nahlen Estate

T.J. & Mary Ann Nahlen

Tony Nahlen

National Religious Retirement


John & Phyllis Neubauer

Delores Neumeier

Carl & Mary Ann Nielson

June Noel

Barbara Noonen

Marie Nunn

Lee & Sherry Nutt

Max & Juanita Nutt

Tamara Oberbeck

Herman & Mary Oberkoetter

Bob & Jennie O’Connor

Msgr. John O’Donnell

Terry Olsen

Manuel Orden

Jim & Penny Oswald

Fr. John Oswald

Msgr. Richard Oswald

Gene Pabst

Velma Pabst

Barbara Padgett

Betty Parillo

William & Margaret Parks

Bobby & Dorothy Pate

Mary Peck

Jackie Peel

M. D. & Karen Peoples

Brenda Peralo

Charlotte Petrick

Mr. & Mrs. Pham

Patricia Phillips

Henry & Charlotte Piazza

Irma Pittroff

Joseph Plant

Aemilian Plugge

Roman & Antonia Plugge

Shirley Plugge

Fred & Jean Walter

John & Mary Walter

Richard & Shari Walter

Sherry Ward

Virginia Warden

Pat & Vicki Wardlaw

Charles & Nancy Warren

Mike & Laurie Wegman

Bob & Ruth Wehrer

Carmelita Weisenfels (dec.)

Charlotte Weisenfels

Lona Weisenfels

D.H. & Marsha Wells

Edward Welters

Evangeline Werner

Christine Wewer

Denis & Molly Wewers

Joseph Wewers

Lawrence & Louise Wewers

Lenea Wheeler

Tommie & Margaret Wheeler

Beth White

John & Madeline Whitney

Florence Wiederkehr

Ann Wiggins

Cecilia Williams

W.J. & Mary Lou Willmann

Barbara Wilson

Michael & Erika Wimberly

Lizbeth Winford

Robert & Penny Winsett

Greg & Kathleen Wolf

Joia Wolfe

Genevieve Wood

Jim Wood

Bill & Mona Wooten

Fr. Paul Worm

Helen Wren

Dorothy Wright

Judy Wright

Donald & Becky Yates

Walker & Madonna Young

Annette Young-Fritz

Dolores Zajac

Donald Zaloudek

Frank & Gail Zanoff

Gayle & Nancy Zembower

Ed & Mary Zimmer

Otto & Patricia Zimmerman

Mildred Zinser

Floyd & Nancy Zornes


Barbara Adams

Ray & Wilma Ahlert

Sarah Alley

Larry & Mary Lynn Baker

Thelma Blake & Family

Rita Helfrich

Leona Hoelting

Mark & Patricia Lester

James & Laura Moore

Gloria Tran

Edward & Barbara Adams

Jane Brummel

Eric Ahne

Carol Griesemer

Chief Anthony Amenechi

Kanyin Bodeharrison

Betty Becker

H. D. & Elaine Beaver

Walter & Marilyn Boyd

Doug & Carol Brown

Catherine Chernecky

Frances Cowne

Gary & Patsy Eveld

Tom & Jeanette Frederick

Dorothy Schneider

Benita Siebenmorgen

Marvin & Jeanette Wade

Tommie & Margaret Wheeler

John Beggs, Jr.

Rose Beggs

Irene Belleau

Michael Horan

Sr. Carmen Beshoner

Julie Eckart

Jane Price

Herman & Helen Buss

Gus Buss

Karen Byrnes

Lucille Schwind

Jose Luis Carcano

Linda Carcano

Cesira & Sr. Josetta


Rosemary Catalani

Dennis Chapman

Marie Chapman

Sr. Patrick Cingolani

John & Jean Banchetti

Tony & Elizabeth Borgognoni

Cathy Cannatella

Catholic Womens Fund, Lake

Village, AR

Orlando & Geraldine


Syble Cingolani

Jerri Craven

Roger & Vicki Hensley

Shannon Hill

Ann Irons

Demurl & Pepina Johnson

Leo & Beth Kaufman

Arthur & Terry Lee

James & Jo Ann Lutz

James & Angela Malik

Jerry & Sharon Mazzanti

Joe Mazzanti

Kathleen Mazzanti

Lena Mazzanti

David Schwarz Farm

Linda Starling

Patrick Seibold

Freda Stcolumbia

Ed & Lona Seiter

Mary Stehle

J.J. & Johnette Seiter

LaRessa Stell

Louis & Jane Seiter

Ronnie & Teresa Stell

Shirley Senko

Robert & Barbara Stelle

Nancy Settle

Jerry & Dolores Stemper

Tom & Amy Sexton

Evelyn Stengel

J.D. & Margaret Shamburger

Kenny & Pat Stengel

Pam Sharum

Susie Stokes

Richard Sharum Estate

Alex & Sue Streett

Donna Shaw

James & Von Strobel

James Shea

Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco AR

Theresa Sherrod

Pearl Suitt

Jean Shields

Dorothy Sullivan

Thomas Shircliff

Carol Taylor

Benita Siebenmorgen

Edward & Cecilia Taylor

David & Brenda

Janelle Taylor


Mary Ann Taylor

Gertrude Siebenmorgen

Dave & Diane Tetreault

Hilda Siebenmorgen

Joey Tetreault

Lawrence Siebenmorgen

Virginia Thennes

Richard & Paula

Ravi & Anna Thiagarajan


Elizabeth Thines

Gary & Katie Simmons

Diane Thompson

Lloyd & Judy Sims

Patricia Thurber

Leslie & Barbara Skews

Michael & Cynthia Toney

Ed & Rose Smetanka

John & Quenna Tran

Jerry & Margaret Smith

Trinity Junior High School,

Mike & Suzy Smith

Fort Smith AR

Pauline Smith

Alfred Twenter

Curtis & Erika Soderbeck

Paul Udouj

Emily Sollers

Albert & Mary Ulmer

Beth Sparks

Mrs. Dale Vance

Jerry & Elizabeth Sparks

Gertrude Vaught

Leon Sparks

Clara Veitenheimer

Peggy Spears

Lou & Carole Vitale

Louise Sponer

Buddy & Theresa Vogler

Rebecca Spooner

Frank & Betty Vorster

Buddy & Linda Spradlin

Greg & Rebecca Vorster

Chris & Pam Spriggs

Joe & Martha Vorster

Diana Squibb

Vincent & Cecilia Wagnon

Benji & Cathy Stalcup

Lou Anne Walker

Gloria Standifird

Frances Walter


Gottsponer & Kaufman


Leo & Beth Kaufman

Shirley Graham

Joanie Stavig

Irene & Mary Gramlich

Adolph Gramlich

Sr. Michaella Hanggi

Herman Hanggi

Frances Hiegel

Dr. & Mrs. Deane Ballwin

Anne Powell Black

William & Carole Canino

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cullen

Hart Lazenby Commercial

Edward & Dorothy Jauch

Cynthia Pitts

John & Kay Smith

William & Mary Waters

Sr. Norbert Hoelting

Leo & Barbara Anhalt


Anne Horne

Bob & Rosetta Lensing

Leona Schwartz

Eugene Huber

Mary Edelhuber

Holly Hudspeth

Joe & Martha Vorster

Eugene Huether

Lucille Schwind

Ethelreda Hughes

Josephine Enzenberger (dec.)

Adrian & Anna Furstenberg

Peggy Konert

Betty Tucker

Floy Humpert

Betty Humpert

Austin Jones

Bill & Margaret Parks

Srs. Gregory Kehres &

DePaul Kohls

Br. Joseph Keough, FSC

Philip Komp

Harry & Olivia Fratesi

Sr. Rosetta Kuettel

Marie LaBrie

Sr. Cordelia Lange

Greg & Laurie Andreassian


Joe & Mary Lou Birkenfeld

Msgr. Orville Blum

Catholic Womens Union

DeSalvo Family

Eddie Frail

Fr. Ken Keller

Timothy & Virginia Keys

Hershel & Ann Kime

Douglas Lange

Jerry & Judy Lange

John & Jane Leding

G. M. & Dorothy Lininger

James & Jo Ann Lutz

Fred & Maryanne Meyerriecks

Evelyn Mula

Delores Neumeier

Chris & Pam Spriggs

Alex & Sue Streett

Sr. Teresina Lazzari

Barbara Lazzari

Sr. Charlene Lindeman

Doug Lindemann

Leonard Nahlen

Sr. Antonia Lutz

Anonymous (3)

Sr. Concetta Mazzanti

Regina Howarth

Vince & Clara McNulty

Lee & Sherry Nutt

Michael William McVay

David & Catherine McVay

Ida Moix

Nancy Patterson

Josephine Mundo

Wilma Ahlert

Ramona Keizer

Lizbeth Winford

Ole Olsen

Terry Olsen

Viola Otto

Frances Otto

Sr. Adelma Pabst

Jeanne Coyne

Merley & Judy Staus

Raymond Stoecklein

Srs. Celine Pintar &

Stephen Smreker

Pat & Vicki Wardlaw

Eliza Reginelli

Robert & Penny Winsett

Herman & Elizabeth


Dan & Alice Hadwin

Sr. Rosemary Rufener


Juanita Scarpetta

Josephine Enzenberger (dec.)

Sr. Maurine Schmucker

Tommy Reinhart

Sr. Bernice Seibold

Patricia Seibold

All the Deceased Sisters

Betty Kreutzer

Sr. Leonella Spanke

Francis & Anna Spanke

Rose Anna Spanke

Fred & Maryanne Meyerriecks

Tommy Reinhart

Robert & Bernice Selig

James Shea

Pearl Suitt

V.B. & Hazel Turchi

Frances Walter

Helen Ward

Jacqueline Cravens

James & Laura Moore

Jamie Crawford

Wilma Ahlert

Mary Edelhuber

Srs. Augusta Dasbach &

Immaculata Homer

Tom Fogarty

Dennis Anthony DeSalvo

Bob & Patti DeSalvo

Anne Marie Drake

J. C. Drake

Catherine Dumboski

Robert Dumbolski

Sr. Bede Eckart

Jeanne Coyne

Helen Wren

Edward & Marie Eckart

Linda Starling

Fr. Placidus Eckart, OSB

Pat Fitzpatrick

Paul & Benita Stevens

Mary Ann Ehemann

Genevieve Lemley

Carlene Fernicola

Gregory Fernicola

Sr. Mary Jane Fladung

Bill & Mary Bourne

Mary Ann Bullock

Jo Ann Cowdin

Eugene & Ruth Fladung

John Fladung

Paul & Alberta Germann

Rose Mary Hogan

Mary Korte Johnson

Hilda Korte

John & Jane Leding

James & Jo Ann Lutz

Fred & Maryanne Meyerriecks

Kathleen Presko

Gary & Frances Smith

Bob & Martha Suchy

Debra Whiteman

Clara Forst

Louis & Marge Forst

Sr. Ernestine Geels

Gertrude Noll

Mother Perpetua Gerard

Robert & Dayna Hilton


Sr. Celestine Uptmoor

Geraldine McFarland

Sr. Irene Verkamp

Jo Lightfoot

Mike & Donna Stec

Sr. Elaine Walbe

Jim & Patti Adams

Leona Hoelting

Sr. Marian Walbe

Al & Isabel Adams

James & Sandra Ahlert

Ray & Wilma Ahlert

Robert & Alison Ahlert

Josephine Basgall

Kenneth & Stella Blaschke

Ed & Margaret Borengasser

Albert & Linda Briseno

Barbara Carter

Catholic Womens Union

Columbus & Phyllis Dalmut

Jim & Veronica Frederick

Ben & Anna Frietsche

Bennie & Nancy Galla

Butch & Mary Ann Geels

Carol Geels

Edna Geisbauer

Bruce & Joan Guthrie

Therese Hoelzeman

Louis & Mary Ann Huck

Hilda Kleck

Maggie Kleck

Joe Don & Susie Koenigseder

John & Jane Leding

Rosemary Lelemsis

Bob & Rosetta Lensing

Jimmy & Jo Ann Lutz

Fred & Maryanne Meyerriecks

William Naegle

Dick & Ella Rita Nicko

Vanessa Owens

Elizabeth Patty

Thomas & Rosemary Rolniak

Irene Seiter

Benita Siebenmorgen

Dennis & Pam Siebenmorgen

Joe & Margaret Siebenmorgen

Kenneth & Sharon


Tom & Patsy Siebenmorgen

Hilda Spahn

Linda Spradlin

Betty Sternberg

Dorothy Sullivan

Joseph Walbe

Adrian Weisenfels

Brian Weisenfels

Charles & Mary Ann


Catherine Wewers

Denis & Molly Wewers

Sr. Kimberly Prohaska

Dick & Judy Fox

Sr. Anne Michele Raley

Therese Hoelzeman

Pauline Raley (dec.)

Lindy & Nguyen Hayden

Sr. Annella Reginelli

Demurl & Pepina Johnson

Sr. Rosalie Ruesewald

Pamela Litton

Sr. Cabrini Schmitz

Dan & Alice Hadwin

Sr. Barbara Schroeder


Tom Fogarty

Alice Isgrig

Br. Joseph Kough, FSC

Mark Miles

Katrinka Mondy

Sr. Regina Schroeder


Larry & Mary Jane Grinstead

Demurl & Pepina Johnson

Sr. Stephanie Schroeder

Joyce Taylor

Sr. Jo Ann Senko

Frederick & Marilyn Senko

Sr. Brendan Siebenmorgen

Lawrence Siebenmorgen

Sr. Hermana Siebenmorgen

Alice Isgrig

Mark Miles

Katrinka Mondy

Pat & Vicki Wardlaw

Harold & Anita Wewers

Phyllis Simon

Nancy Patterson

All the Living Sisters

Betty Kreutzer

Bob & Ann Mazzanti

Ronald Raley

Betty & Ida Rossini

Pearl Suitt

Sisters from Our Lady of

Peace Monastery,

Columbia, MO

Knights of Columbus,

Columbia, MO

Sisters Who Taught in

Clarksville AR

Robert & Dayna Hilton

Sisters Who Taught in Clear

Creek MO

Adolph Gramlich

Joe & Anne Marie Candido

Suzanne McRae

Sr. Patrick Cingolani (dec.)

Cathy Cannatella

Leo & Margaret Olberts

Frederick & Marilyn Senko

Sr. Hilary Decker

Joyce Taylor

Sr. Marie Rose DeSalvo

Patricia Hart

Sr. Rachel Dietz

Dan & Alice Hadwin

Joyce Taylor

Sr. Christine Eckart

Jeanne Coyne

Stephanie Ferrari

Antoinette Beland

Dorothy Hosford

Sr. Elise Forst


Sr. Anne Heim

Kathleen Stinchcomb

Sr. Miriam Hoffman

Dick & Kathy Fuhrman

Sr. DeChantal Hyland

Kenneth & Michaella Koldys

Infirmary Staff

Ronald Raley


Ben & Susan Barry

Judy Hoelzeman & Al


Fred & Maryanne Meyerriecks

Sr. Agatha Knittig


Sr. Corinne Lange

Jerry & Judy Lange

Sr. Andrea Loran

R.L. Mooney

Sr. Vivian Luyet

Dennis & Bea Lock

Sr. Valeria Moellers


Cecil Moix

Nancy Patterson

Sr. Therese Moreno

Laura Vilardo

Srs. Josita Nahlen &

Elizabeth Rossi


Gene & Inez Ciechanowski

W.J. & Mary Lou Willmann

Gerald Walker

Ann Walker

Harold Wewers

Wilma Ahlert

Mary Edelhuber

J.B. & Anna Marie Meyers

Linda Spradlin

Esther Williams

Mary Bourne

Carl & Marie Wilson

Joan Hug

Marie Wilson

Pauline Ballenger

Elizabeth Long

Margaret Newman

Sr. Maurus Witt

Rita Cook

Dave & Diana Tetreault

Winfred Wollen

Margaret Wollen-Olson

Srs. Callista & Florence


David & Margaret Crawford

Donald & Mildred

Zaloudeks Parents and


Donald Zaloudek

Sr. Francisca Ziegel

Dwight & Suzanne Cramer


Sr. Rose Ashour

John & Mary Burns

Tamara Oberbeck

Sr. Consuella Bauer (dec.)

Ron & Judy Ahlhorn

Joe & Connie Bulmanski

Mary Frances Cauldwell

Judith Guedon

Joseph & Marilyn Gunther

Fr. Thomas Keller

Joan Mangelsdorf

Judy McGrath

Marie Mentrup

Pat Presley

Sr. Barbara Bock

Judy Bock & Glenn Brinley

Thelma Kraus

Tamara Oberbeck

Sr. Frances Anne Braddock

Lawence & Rose Thummel

Srs. Gabriel Brandt &

Madeline Clifton

Bettye Kaye Spruell


Regina Wellman

Pepper Warrens

Ann Whalen

Agnelia Hinson

Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr

Dan & Alice Hadwin

Sr. Jovita Stengel

Ed & Marilyn Blake

Sr. Pierre Vorster


James Busby

Ann Cooper

Dick & Kathy Fuhrman

Michaella Koldys

Tom Shircliff

Dick & Mary Udouj

Sr. Richard Walter

Hilda Hoyt

Frances McCaig

William & Margaret Parks

Steve & Mary Stephens

Sisters Who Taught at St.

Edwards, Little Rock AR

Alice Isgrig

Sisters Who Taught in

Stuttgart AR

Frederick & Marilyn Senko

Elizabeth Sparks

Sarah Hartz

We have tried to include all our supporters

in the Honor Roll of Benefactors in 2010. If

your name was overlooked or

improperly printed, please accept our

apologies and contact us to correct the error.

Development Office

St. Scholastica Monastery

P.O. Box 3489

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913

Telephone: (479) 783-4147

E-mail: [email protected]g

Come and See Monastic Experience

June 23-27, 2011

For women and men ages 18-45

held at St. Scholastica Monastery and

Subiaco Abbey

To attend this annual summer retreat,

contact Sister Kimberly Prohaska at

(479) 783-4147

or Brother Francis Kirchner at

(479) 934-1047



Sister Consuella Bauer, OSB, entered into eternal life on January 3, 2011. In July, 2010,

she celebrated 75 years of religious life. She was born on July 29, 1916 in Morrison Bluff, Arkansas

to Marcus and Frances Bauer. She entered St. Scholastica Convent in 1931 and made her monastic

profession on June 24, 1935. Sister Consuella, a teacher and school administrator, earned her B.A. in

Latin, with minors in French, English, and Education at Marymount College, Salina, Kansas in 1942.

She earned her M.A. in Latin, with a minor in Greek, at Catholic University of America, Washington,

DC in 1956. She taught in elementary schools in Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas from 1935-47. From

1947-68, she taught English and Latin at St. Scholastica Academy, Fort Smith, also serving as principal

for the last nine years of its history. Her advocacy resulted in St. Scholastica Academys becoming the

first desegregated high school in Arkansas, several years before Little Rock Central was desegregated.

When the academy closed in 1968, she served as principal in St. Gabriel School, Kansas City for four

years. She returned to teach a final year in St. Annes Academy, Fort Smith from 1972-73.

She moved to Little Rock in 1973, serving as Diocesan Superintendent of Schools from 1973-77 and as

Diocesan Director of Religious Education from 1977-1985. She then continued to serve in religion and parish work at St. Mary Church,

North Little Rock.

Sister Consuella was a gifted poet who, in her later years, enjoyed corresponding with the many students she had men-

tored as a high school journalism teacher. She continued her interest and advocacy for social justice after her retirement.

Vespers for the Dead and the sharing of memories were held on Tuesday, January 4 at St. Scholastica Monastery. Monsi-

gnor John O’Donnell presided over her funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 5. She was buried in St. Scholastica Cemetery.

She is survived by one brother, Linus and his wife Veronica Bauer of Little Rock; two sisters, Pat Presley of Southport,

NC, and Connie Bulmaski and her husband Joe of Little Rock; one brother-in-law, Fred Woeltje of Morrison Bluff; nieces,

nephews and her religious family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Regina, Cecilia Krallman, Marie Woeltje, Helen Moore; and

one brother, Roman Bauer.

Sister Patrick Cingolani, OSB of St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, entered into eternal

life on November 9, 2010 at the age of 96. She was born January 20, 1914 in Lake Village, AR to Florio

and Anna Cingolani. She entered St. Scholastica Convent in 1928 and made her monastic profession

on June 24, 1930. She earned her B.S.E. at Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, KS in 1957 and

received her six-year elementary teaching certificate in 1965. She taught elementary school for 55 years

at Sacred Heart School, Charleston; St. Edward, Little Rock; Holy Rosary, Stuttgart; St. Joseph, Paris;

St. Benedict, Subiaco; St. Mary, Lake Village; St. Joseph, Pilot Grove, MO. After retiring from teaching

in 1987, she spent seven years visiting with the homebound in Morillton and three years in St. Josephs

Home, Little Rock, working in food service. She retired to St. Scholastica Monastery in 1997.

Sister Patrick is survived by one brother, Orlando (Geraldine) Cingolani, Monticello; two

sisters-in-law, Syble Cingolani and Kate Cingolani, Lake Village; one brother-in-law, Pete Dolci, Cali-

fornia; many nieces and nephews and the members of her monastic community.

Vespers for the dead were held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2010, in the Monastery Chapel.

The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David McKillin, OSB, presiding,

followed by her burial in the monastery cemetery.

Oblate Leonard P. Jaegers, 89, of Jefferson City, Missouri, died November 2, 2010. He was a highly-decorated

Army veteran of World War II. He was owner and manager of Jaegers Shoe and Apparel Store, retiring in 1985. He was a

member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, VFW Post #8045, Disabled American Veterans, and

Knights of Columbus. While living in Meta, Jaegers served on the City Council, School Board, and Parish Council. He had

volunteered over 15,000 hours at VA Hospitals in Missouri and Texas.

He made his oblation at Our Lady of Peace Monastery on March 28, 1971.

Jaegers is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen; seven children, Robert, James, Charles, and Joseph Jaegers; Nancy Suthoff,

Diane Boeckman, and Mary Jane Weigelt, and their spouses; 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and three siblings.

His funeral Mass was celebrated November 6, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jeferson City, followed by

burial with full military honors at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

Oblate Cecilia (Bauer) Krallman died December 28, 2010 in Paris, Arkansas. She was a housekeeper, a member

of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Mother’s Society. She made her oblation on October 19, 1997. She was pre-

ceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward Krallman, three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Blevins of Little Rock and Mary Cauldwell of Paris; two sons, Edward J.

Krallman of Benton and S. Charles Krallman of Charleston; three sisters, Sister Consuella Bauer of Fort Smith, who passed

away one week later; Connie Bulmanski of North Little Rock and Pat Presley of North Carolina; one brother, Linus Bauer of

Little Rock; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Her funeral Mass was held on Thursday, December 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paris, followed by her burial

in St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, Scranton.


“Unite in Hope”

with Younger Benedictine Sisters

at Atchison Gathering

On January 27-30, Sisters Kimberly Prohaska, Pat Bolling, and Therese Moreno attended an interfederation meet-

ing of sisters under age 56 at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. Sister Cecelia Brickell, who is in residency at St.

Gregory University, Shawnee, Oklahoma to complete her theology degree, was not able to attend.

Benedictine communities in the United States belong to three different federations—the Federations of St. Gertrude

(to which St. Scholastica Monastery belongs), St. Benedict, and St. Scholastica--and one congregation, the Benedictine

Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. 100 sisters from these communities met for this groundbreaking experience.

“A few years ago, the Federation of St. Gertrude held a meeting for its younger sisters in Ferdinand, Indiana, but

this is the first interfederation meeting for younger sisters,” Sister Kimberly said.

“The meeting began with a gathering social, icebreakers, and introductions, followed by a panel discussion with the

federation presidents. Ephrem Hollerman, OSB, Associate Professor of Theology at St. Benedict University, gave a presen-

tation on Benedictine foundresses in the United States, using the theme, “Never despair of Gods mercy” (Rule of Benedict


“I was really touched to hear Ephrem speak about all that our foremothers went through,” Sister Therese said. “It

was really interesting to see the different personalities of our foremothers and their strengths and weaknesses, and to see

how we are today compared to our foremothers and how we are called to be pioneers of the future.”

In discussions, dialogues, small groups, and peer panels, the sisters explored the theme of Romans 8:25: “But

if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.” In praying the Liturgy of the Hours and attending Mass as a

community, they asked God’s blessing during their wait.

“I found it really hopeful when we gathered and stood in order of age group. The majority of sisters there were in

their forties, with a smattering of 30 year olds and a few 20 year olds,” Sister Kimberly said. “There were some faces I’d

never seen before. I felt pride and hope to see these women committed to God in this way of life.

“It was wonderful to see the differences in how

each generation was living out monasticism, and even

though the situations are different there are a lot of

similar struggles—wars, cultural issues, unemployment,

economic problems, moving into areas that do not have

a big Catholic presence,” she said.

“All the communities are also dealing with many

of the same issues that we are struggling with, such as

managing our facilities and providing care for our retired

sisters,” Sister Therese said. “It is comforting to know

we’re not standing alone.”

In summing up their experience, Sister Pat said,

“It was just a grand gathering to me. It’s hard sometimes

to keep up hope but these gatherings foster it, and many

of the talks were inspiring.”

Sisters Kimberly, Pat, and Therese

“It was great to travel up together and reconnect

with a larger group of women who are hopefully going

to be standing with us in the next 30-40 years,” Sister

Kimberly added.

The younger sisters from St. Scholastica Mon-

astery had an additional chance to bond when they re-

turned home to two weeks of snow and ice--building

snowmen and sledding with Postulant Sandra Nelson,

and Sisters Barbara Bock and Madeline Bariola.

Sisters Pat Bolling (second row from top, 3rd from right), Therese

Moreno (third row from top, 3rd from left), and Kimberly Prohaska

(bottom row, 2nd from L) at the national gathering of Benedictine

women under age 56 at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery, Atchison,

Kansas on January 27-30.



On January 23, Sisters Kim-

berly Prohaska and Alice O’Brien

attended the March for Life in Little

Rock, AR with the Catholic Campus

Ministry, University of Arkansas--

Fort Smith.

On January 27-30, Sisters

Kimberly Prohaska, Pat Bolling, and

Therese Moreno attended the Inter-

Federation Meeting of Sisters Age 56

and Younger at Mount St. Scholastica,

Atchison, KS.

Sister Cecelia Brickell is spend-

ing the Spring 2011 semester working

towards her Bachelors Degree in The-

ology at St. Gregory University, Shaw-

nee, OK.

Sister Maria DeAngeli will at-

tend the Conference of Benedictine

Prioresses in Jacksonville, FL from

February 16-22.

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UA--Fort Smith Catholic Campus Ministry Joins the Sisters at a

Monastery Christmas Party and the Little Rock March for Life

University of Arkansas--Fort Smith Catholic Campus Ministry students provided entertainment

and refreshments for a Christmas party for the sisters on Decmeber 2. The students led the sisters in

playing games and singing carols. In the photo at left, Sisters Rachel Dietz and Stephanie Schroeder

sing carols with the students, accompanied by Nick Burrell on piano and Bobbi Baker on cello.

During the weekend of January 22-23, Sisters Kimberly Prohaska and Alice O’Brien joined the

campus ministry at the March For Life in Little Rock. After attending a Mass for Life celebrated by

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, their group marched with 5000 others to the State Capitol.