The Benedictine Sisters were not above dumpster diving for classroom carpet, or borrowing money from the Bishop as they fought for their school, their beliefs, but most of all, 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 school 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 a 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 website at StJosephMonastery.org