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Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery to Celebrate 75 Years as an Independent Monastic Community in 2022

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Sister Ione Hilger

Sister Ione Hilger

Did you know:

That Sister Ione Hilger, O.S.B. was adopted into the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on September 14, 1963. Sister Ione wrote "The First Sioux Nun," the life story of Sister Marie-Josephine Nebraska, S.G.M. 1859-1894, the first full blood Sioux to become a Catholic Sister. Sister Ione was given the Sioux name Ampa-Wicohpi which translates Morning Star. The late Sister Michael Kaliher, O.S.B., of Annunciation Monastery, did the illustrations for the book.