Sister Sandra Brunenn OSB

Sister Sandra (Jean Marie) succeeded Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB, as prioress in 2012, the same year she celebrated her 50th jubilee. Prior to that, she served as a teacher, campus minister and as pastoral associate.

She says, "The Benedictine love of silence and nature fit with my own attraction to it. I love praying in community. I love the support of this group of women. I love the rich, full inner life that I’ve been able to nurture here. I love my life of ministry as well. I’ve always felt I was in the right place for me."