Sat 21 Apr, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Clyde, Feast of St. Anselm, Maria Rickenbach, Mother Mary Anselma
Today is the Feast Day of St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury who died in 1109. He is credited as the father of scholastic theology and established the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
It was our own founder, Mother Mary Anselma Felber, who we credit with our Benedictine roots in America. She joined five Sisters from Maria Rickenback Convent in Switzerland to establish our monastery in Clyde, Mo.
She was chosen as superior at the tender age of 30. Learn more about her life and contributions to our Congregation by visiting our History page.