Meet Our Sisters

Sr. Donna Johnson

Sr. Donna Johnson

"I talk a lot to God and pray daily that I will be kind, gentle and honest."

I am Sister Donna Johnson, a Benedictine Sister of Annunciation Monastery. Before joining the Benedictine Sisters, I grew up in the best small town, named Washburn. I had two loving parents. My father passed away in 1971 and my mother died on August 3, 2000. I was the second oldest of eight children, six girls and two boys.

I attended grade and high school in Washburn and also was a cheerleader for many of those years. Then I earned a license as a practical nurse at the state school of Science in Wahpeton. I worked at St. Alexius Medical Center before entering the convent in 1959. I was an older than average woman when I decided to become a Sister and that did not hurt me at all.

As a Benedictine Sister, I value our prayer and community life. I talk a lot to God and pray daily that I will be kind, gentle and honest. I am not afraid to work or play. I taught in nursing for many years at the University of Mary. I am still a cheerleader at heart, loving every kind of sport. I love life and when I get older, I plan to sit in a rocking chair and listen to music. But until I gain that privilege of rocking, I will continue to help care for my sisters in community. I try to live and act so that in all things God may be glorified.

 

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