Sr. Maurus made her profession of faith August 9, 1953. She was manager of the Gift Shop in St. Scholastica Retreat Center, and was a certified dietitian. Well known for her creativity in cake design and decoration, Sr. Maurus regularly provided beautiful desserts for special occasions here at the monastery. In addition, she excelled at candy making and would frequently have specialty candies available in the Gift Shop.
She is survived by sisters of her religious community; three sisters, Fern Stallsmith and Rita Cook, both of Tulsa, OK, and Mary Jo Tetreault of Catossa, OK; two brothers, Jack Witt of Clayton, OK, and Vincent Witt of Catossa, OK; and several nieces and nephews.
Sr. Loretto entered our community in 1972, transferring from her previous order of the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans, where she made vows on August 10, 1936. She became a professed monastic on June 17, 1973. After serving here as a teacher for approximately 10 years, she joined the Core Staff at our Hesychia House of Prayer in 1981-82 and again from 1985-1995. After returning to the Monastery in 1995, she helped in the St. Scholastica Bakery until retiring in 1997.
She is survived by her brother, Edward Arceneaux of Convent, LA; and four sisters-in-law, Quinnie and Blanche Arceneaux of Baton Rouge, LA., Thelma Arceneaux of Port Allen, LA, and Jeanne Arceneaux of Labadieville, LA; cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and by her Sisters in community.
Sr. Helen made her religious profession on June 24, 1935. She served the community for many years as an accomplished seamstress. In addition, she worked in the yard and particularly enjoyed harvesting flower seeds to share with others, and her duties in our greenhouses.
She is survived by three sisters, Catherine Wagner of Fort Smith, Louise Eckart and Eva Strobel, both of Subiaco; a brother, Edward Schneider of Muenster, TX; nieces and nephews; and her sisters in community.
Sr. Elaine made her monastic profession on June 24, 1937. She was trained and certified in X-Ray technology, Medical Records, and also as a Medical Records Librarian. In addition, she was certified in Management Training. She served a total of some 53 years in health care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Boonville, MO; St. Hildegarde’s Hospital in Clarksville, and St. Anthony’s Hospital (later called Conway County Hospital) in Morrilton, AR. Since her retirment in 1993 she resided at the Monastery.
Sr. Elaine is survived by her Sisters in community, and many nieces and nephews.
Sr. Dominic made her monastic profession on June 24, 1937. As a Novice she received schooling in monastic subjects, and then took courses in homemaking to prepare for her ministry as homemaker for sisters on missions. She excelled in this ministry, serving for fifty years as cook and housekeeper.
Her first assignment was as homemaker to the hospital sisters at Morrilton. She also served our school sisters at seven different locations. In addition she twice was cook and housekeeper at the Bishop’s residence in Little Rock, worked in the Subiaco Abbey kitchen, and also served St. Scholastica Academy. Upon her retirement to the Monastery in 1987, she continued to help with household chores.
She is survived by a sister, Hilda Siebenmorgen of Conway; a brother, Justin Siebenmorgen of Conway; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Nabholz of Conway and Carolyn Siebenmorgen of Little Rock; and members of the monastic community.
After making monastic profession on June 24, 1939, Sr. Apollonia received training and was a registered X-ray technologist and anestheist.
She is survived by three sisters, Katherine White of Conway; Josephine Brummer of Harlingen, TX, and Ann Belkett of Ohio; a brother, Joseph Moix of Little Rock; nieces and nephews; and her sisters in community.
Sr. Antonita made monastic profession on June 25, 1929. After a career in teaching, she transferred into hospital work, first in medical records, then eventually became Administrator of hospitals. Upon returning to the monastery, she served as House Coordinator and later as Secretary to two Prioresses.