Sr. Patricia Seipel, OSB
Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
S. Patricia is a member of Mount St. Scholastica, for over 35 years, having celebrated her silver jubilee in 2011. S. Patricia has served as an elementary educator for over 30 years, having earned a Bachelor’s degree from Avila College in Kansas City and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. S. Patricia has served as Community Vocation Director and is presently participating in Souljourner’s, which is a program for training Spiritual Directors.
Just prior to being appointed as Director of Initial Formation, S. Patricia served as Associate Director of Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, Kansas, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica.
Sr. Mary Colleen Schwarz, OSB
Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, CO
S. Mary Colleen ministers in spiritual direction ministry and is coordinator of the Global Online Benedictine Spiritual Direction Program. Her passion to spread the Benedictine values to the world through technology began in 2007. Her vision has resulted in many individuals experiencing personal spiritual transformation through a deeper knowing of the Divine and self.
She is a ABFC core team member. Sister Mary Colleen was NADI co-director in 2016
Sister Mary Colleen is the Vocations Director for Benet Hill and serves on the board for Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. When not in front of her computer you will find her gardening and/ or reading.