Sr. Columba served as Prioress here at St. Scholastica Monastery from 1967 to 1977. For many years she was Administrator at various of our hospitals: St. Mary’s Hospital in Dermott, AR, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Boonville, MO, Crawford Memorial Hospital in Van Buren, AR, and Conway County Hospital in Morrilton, AR.

She was a charter member of Project Compassion, which has offices in our Retreat Center, and she reactivated the Benedictine Oblate Program.

Sr. Columba is survived by two sisters, Frances Walter of Little Rock and Lillian Stepsland of LaMirado, CA, and also by her religious community.