Elders of the Benedictines:
A Portrait and Interview Project

Sister Leonette Hoesing, O.S.B., b. 1915

Sister Leonette Hoesing, O.S.B.Sister Leonette is a member of the Benedictine community at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, South Dakota.

Q: What has given you the most joy in your life?

A: . . . The greatest community joys come in the times we spend together. Every year we do a Mardi Gras celebration that is much fun. We need some occasions that we can do downright stupid things to give us the strength for our other work. This year we did an Olympic theme. Each of our small living groups created an Olympic team theme for their group. My, we were a sight. It really brings out the creativity of sisters

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