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Most Senior Sister Celebrates Birthday

Left to right: Sister Mary Carla, Sister Lois, and Sister Thea
Left to right: Sister Mary Carla, Sister Lois, and Sister Thea
   The Monastery’s oldest member, Sister Thea Sandusky, OSB, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Friday, June 3, in Benet Hall.  She was fêted by the staff and other Sisters of Benet Hall and as many of the other Sisters of the Community as were able to attend the afternoon party.Sister Lois Eckes, Prioress, led the Sisters and staff in a prayer of thanksgiving for and blessing of Sister Thea.
Sister Agatha Riehl and Theresa Swantrom enjoying each other's company
Sister Agatha Riehl and Theresa Swantrom enjoying each other's company
Special guests were Kathy McQuinn, Mike Hogan, and Theresa Swanstrom, who among other professionals from Essentia St. Mary’s Hospice and Paliative Care regularly visit Sisters on Benet Hall. Sisters were served birthday cupcakes both chocolate and white, Snickers ice cream bars, “pop”corn puffs, Bugles, and other good treats.  
Kathy McQuinn and Mike Hogan enjoy coffee with the Sisters.
Kathy McQuinn and Mike Hogan enjoying coffee with the Sisters.
 
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