Meet the Sisters

Sr. Lillian Marie Reiter is Prioress of our community.

Sr. M. Thérèse Johnson is the Sub-Prioress of our community and is the convent Librarian.

Sr. M. Petra Riga is both our senior Sister in Profession and our oldest Sister in age. Her days are devoted to prayer.

Sr. M. Pauline Morath undertakes a variety of sewing and crochet projects for the community.

Sr. M. Angeline Massery is a retired schoolteacher who now provides prayer support for the community.

Sr. Mary John Seyler, a former Prioress, is Director of the Pastoral Care Department at St Bernards Medical Center and also serves as our Oblate Director.

Sr. M. Monica Swirczynski is the community Secretary.

Sr. M. Dominica Wise oversees our guest accommodations.

Sr. M. Romana Rohmer helps with community correspondence and runs our gift shop.

Sr. Mary Anne Nuce, a former Prioress, is Pastoral Care Sister for various St Bernards facilities and also tutors at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.

Sr. M. Christopher Flowers is on mission in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she assists at St Michael’s Catholic Church and School.

Sr. M. Celestine Pond is the community Liturgist.

Sr. M. Eileen Schneider, a former Prioress, is now Prioress’s secretary, and serves on the community council.

Sr. M. Elaine Willett is the community seamstress.

Sr. M. Lenore Dust contributes prayer support to the community along with her friendly smile and ready laugh.

Sr. M. Jeanette Bayer is on mission in Muenster, Texas, where she assists at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Sr. M. Helen Herbstritt is an organist for our monastic choir and Masses; she also teaches piano and assists the Liturgist as needed.

Sr. M. de Porres Polk is a retired nurse who provides prayer support for the community.

Sr. Marya Duscher takes care of the refectory and provides hospitality to guests.

Sr. Miriam Burns works with the imprisoned through KAIROS retreats.

Sr. Ann Marie Ferricher is the community Formation Director, directs the junior Sisters in the care of the sacristy and is a member of the community council.

Sr. Marilyn Doss serves as a Pastoral Care Sister at St. Bernards Medical Center and teaches Religious Education at St. Anthony’s in Weiner, Arkansas.

Sr. M. Josita Lopez is a member of the community council.

Sr. M. Laura Cathcart teaches third grade at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.

Sr. M. Virginia Baltz assists in the convent infirmary.

Sr. M. Deborah Coffey is currently on leave to care for her father's estate.

Sr. Therese Marie Kintzley serves as a Pastoral Care Sister at St. Bernards Medical Center, teaches Religious Education at St. Anthony’s in Weiner, Arkansas, and is a member of the community council.

Sr. M. Cecilia Nguyen is on mission in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she teaches Religion and Music.

Sr. Johanna Marie Melnyk is on mission in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she serves as an instructor at the Diocesan House of Formation and catechetical assistant at Christ the King parish.

Sr. Mary Beth Hackley is the community Treasurer, teaches Religious Education at St. Anthony’s in Weiner, Arkansas, and is a member of the community council.

Sr. Mary Clare Bezner is the community Vocation Director, Director of Hispanic Ministry for Northeast Arkansas, and a member of the community council.

Sr. Maria Christi Cavanaugh serves as a Pastoral Care Sister at St. Bernards Medical Center, assists in the infirmary, and is a member of the community council.

Sr. M. Glorea Knaggs is on mission in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she teaches 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and is the editor of the Holy Angels Echoes.

Sr. M. Jeanine Nicholson is a Junior Sister; she assists with the guest rooms, in the library and in various roles at the convent.

Sr. M. Catherine Luttmer is a Junior Sister; she is taking courses at Black River Technical College and assists in various roles at the convent.

Sr. Maria Rose Carter is a Junior Sister; she works in the convent business office.