Meet the Community

Sister Tonette Sperando, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

(link to vocation story)

 

Prioress of the Sacred Heart Community

 

 

 

Sister Treva Heinberg, OSB

Place of Birth: Pensacola, Florida

 

Sub-Prioress of the Sacred Heart Community

Spiritual Director

Former Prioress

 

 

Sister Sherrie Brainard, OSB

Place of Birth: Warren, Pennsylvania

 

Treasurer of the Sacred Heart Community

Supervisor of Maintenance and Information Technology for the Community

 

 

 

Sister Priscilla Cohen, OSB

Place of Birth: Eglin AFB, Florida

 

Secretary of the Sacred Heart Community
Registered Nurse in hospital ministry

Oblate Director

Retreat Leader

Spiritual Director

Sister Regina Barrett, OSB

Place of Birth: Saltillo, Mississippi

 

Community Service

 

 

Sister Mary Vincent Beckman, OSB

Place of Birth: Sheffield, Alabama

 

Community Service

 

 

 

Sister Jane Bishop, OSB

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Community Service

Volunteer ESL teacher

 

 

 

Sister Sara Aiden Burress, OSB

Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska

 

 

Director of Pastoral Ministry, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Birmingham

 

 

Sister Brigid Clarke, OSB

Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia

 

Community Service

Assistant Sacristan

 

 

Sister Mary Ruth Coffman, OSB

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee 

 

Community Archivist

Community Librarian

 

 

Sister Madeline Contorno, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care,

St. Vincent’s Health System

Grief Counselor

Spiritual Director

 

Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB

Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky

Community Liturgist

Community Organist

Novice Director
Vocation Team Member

 

 

 

Sister Marian Davis, OSB

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

 

Assistant Director, Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center
Community Librarian
Retreat Leader

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Minona Anne D'Souza, OSB

Place of Birth: (Valsad) Gujarat, India

 

Scholastic in Initial Formation
Pastoral Minister to the Sick and Homebound,
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Janet Marie Flemming, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Pastoral Associate, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Birmingham

Retreat Leader
Former Prioress

 

 

Sister Margaret Frederick, OSB

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida

 

Community Service

 

 

 

 

Sister Eileen Gallagher, OSB

Place of Birth: Queens, New York

 

Family Practice Physician

Retreat Leader

 

 

 

Sister Kathleen Gallas, OSB

Place of Birth: South Bend, Indiana

 

Director of Monastery Grounds

Spiritual Director

Retreat Leader

 

 

 

Sister Eleanor Harrison, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Community Service
Assistant to the Librarian

 


 

 

Sister Thérèse Haydel, OSB

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Assistant Director, Benedictine Manor

Retreat Leader
Vocation Team Member

 

 

 

Sister Marie Leonard, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Diocesan Director of Lay Ministry

Retreat Leader

Adult Faith Formation

 

 

Sister Margaret Mary Liang, OSB

Place of Birth: Karachi, Pakistan

 


Infirmarian and Wellness Coordinator for the Monastic Community

 

 

 

Sister Karen Ann Lortscher, OSB

Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio

 

Development Director
Director of Vocation Ministry for the Monastic Community

 

 

Sister Cecilia MacDermott, OSB

Place of Birth: Holywood, Ireland

 

Community Service
Development Office Volunteer

 

 

 

Sister Mary McGehee, OSB

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri

 

Spiritual Director

Retreat Leader

Scholastic Director

 

 

 

Sister Lynn Marie McKenzie, OSB

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama

President of the Federation of Saint Scholastica

Attorney (civil)

Canon Lawyer

Canon Law consultant for religious communities

 

Sister Mary Adrian McLean, OSB

Place of Birth: Jasper, Alabama

 

Artisan (Potter)

 

 

Sister Lynn Elisabeth Meadows, OSB

Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia

(link to vocation story)

Director, Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center

Sacristy Coordinator

Website Administrator

Newsletter Coordinator

 

 

Sister Mary Grace Mecke, OSB

Place of Birth: Florence, Alabama

 

Community Service

 

 

Sister Kathleen Christa Murphy, OSB

Place of Birth: Northampton, Massachusetts

 

Community Service

Web Correspondence Volunteer

 

 

Sister Mary Robert Oliver, OSB

Sister Mary Robert Oliver, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Retired teacher and minister to the homeless

 

 

Sister Benita Peters, OSB

Place of Birth: Abita Springs, Louisiana

 

Community Service

 

 

Sister Virginia Rohling, OSB

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Community Service
Sacristan for weekdays and Sundays

Former Prioress

 

Sister Veronica Ryan, OSB

Place of Birth: Rochester, New York

 

Director, Benedictine Manor

Former Prioress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sister Bernadette Sachs, OSB

Place of Birth: Cullman, Alabama

 

Director of Food Service
Community Service

Sister Emilie Schmitt, OSB

Place of Birth: Eufaula, Alabama

 

Community Service

 

Sister Michelle Renee St. Marie, OSB

Place of Birth: Warren, Ohio

 

Scholastic in Initial Formation

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Vocation Team member

Sister Bertha True, OSB

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio

(link to vocation story)

 

Community Service