The Benedictine Sisters
The real story about how Monte Cassino School was born lies within this 20 minute video. A story, untold, but true and as honest to its core as the Sisters who began Monte Cassino School in 1926. From a loan granted by the Bishop to dumpster diving for classroom carpet, the Benedictine Sisters faught for their school, their beliefs, but mostly, their students.
These beloved Benedictine Sisters arrived in Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory just a few months after the Oklahoma Land Run. On the first day of school, in a tent city, six students arrived for classes. Two were Catholic. This first day of ministry in Oklahoma is characteristic of the ministry of the Benedictine Sisters since 1889. The Sisters have always served people of all faiths. It is their belief that Catholic Benedictine education should be offered to all those who desire academic excellence and the tradition of personal and moral formation they offer.
The Benedictine Sisters live on the Monte Cassino campus in the St. Joseph Monastery. To learn more, please visit their ebsite at www.stjosephmonastery.org.