Sister Brenda Engleman

Hometown: O'Fallon, Illinois

Entrance Date: August 26, 1966

First Profession date: June 8, 1968

Educational background: M.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Specialized Degree (M.A. plus 30) in Counseling Psychology from Spalding University, Certification in School Administration from Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Work background: Elementary and junior high teacher (usually English and Social Studies), K-8 counselor, principal of two Catholic schools, pastoral associate in three different parishes, pastoral music, school music, choir director.

Current Ministries: Director of Oblates here at the monastery, music ministry, monastery service

Other interests: I love traveling, entertaining with the Monastery Combo, being with friends and people in general. I love children of all ages; I miss working with them. I love a good movie.

What attracted me to this community: I taught fifth grade at St. Theresa's in Evansville before I entered. I was with the sisters from St. Theresa's all the time. I also spent much time with my sister, Sister Mary Sheila, in Haubstadt. They loved life and seemed happy. They had a special quality - spiritually grounded, living and praying in community, sharing everything in common. Simple lifestyle - no frills.