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Meet the Boerne Benedictine Sisters

Sister Sylvia Ahr

Sister Sylvia Ahr, OSB was born in San Antonio and grew up in Corpus Christi with 8 brothers and sisters. In middle school, her family moved to San Antonio. Sister…

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Sister Michael Brandt

Sister Michael Brandt, OSB was born in San Antonio, Texas. She is the oldest in the family with three younger brothers. She became a Benedictine Sister in 1964. Her education…

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Sister Frances Briseño

Sister Frances Briseño, OSB is a native of Comfort, TX. She is the oldest of two children. She entered the Benedictines in 1967 and has served in many capacities in…

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Sister Mary Rose Goertz

Sister Mary Rose Goertz, OSB was born in Rockne, Texas, one of twelve children. She has been a Benedictine Sister since 1948. As one of our nonagenarians, Sister still does…

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Sister Mary Louise Hernandez

Sister Mary Louise Hernandez, OSB was born in San Antonio, Texas. There were only three children in her immediate family, but in her extended Flores family there were a multitude…

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Sister Ursula Herrera

Sister Ursula Herrera, OSB was born in Brady, Texas, an old farming and ranching town. There were 8 children in her family, and their family was remarkably close. The family…

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Sister Kathleen Higgins

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Sister Kathleen Higgins, OSB, grew up in Mishawka, IN. Following high school, she enlisted in the United States Army where she received medical training as…

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Sister Bernice Lindsey

Sister Bernice has served in numerous ministries within the Archdioceses of the Military, Houston, and San Antonio, and the Diocese of Austin. She was a Pastoral Associate at Fort Hood,…

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Sister Susan Mika

Sister Susan Mika, OSB currently serves as director of the Benedictine Coalition for Responsible Investment (CRI). As part of this ministry, she speaks to corporations about their practices, attends shareholder…

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Sister Victoria Anne Olivares

Sister Victoria Anne Olivares, OSB was born in San Antonio, one of 8 children. Her mother passed away when Sister was young, and she and her brothers and sisters were…

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Sister Bernadine Reyes

Sister Bernadine Reyes, OSB is a native of Falfurrias, TX. She currently serves as Director of Ministries for the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne and is a member of the Sisters’…

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Sister Germaine Marie Sutton

Sister Germaine Marie Sutton, OSB was born in Laredo, Texas. She was the youngest, with two older brothers. Sister Germaine’s father died when she was young. She and her siblings…

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Sister Antoinette Van Galen

Sister Antoinette Van Galen, OSB has been a Benedictine Sister since 1946. She holds a BA and MA in Education and MA in Guidance and Counseling. Sister has served in…

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Sister Mary Agnes Zinni

Sister Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB was born in Batavia, New York to a family with 4 children. She grew up in a very loving Italian immigrant family environment, and her…

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Chon Nguyen

Chon Nguyen’s journey to Religious life began in Vietnam. The fifth of seven children, she faithfully attended Catholic Church in her native homeland. In 1995, she, her parents, and four…

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