July 21, 2017

Two Benedictine sisters in Ferdinand with archdiocesan ties to celebrate jubilee

Benedictine Sisters Linda Bittner, left, and Betty Drewes with the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese—who both have ties to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis—will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their monastic profession on Aug. 5 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

Sister Linda and Judy entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in 1965, and professed their monastic vows in 1967.

Among her many ministries through the years, Sister Linda taught at St. Luke the Evangelist School in Indianapolis and St. Joseph School in Corydon.

Sister Betty is from Brookville. In the archdiocese, she served as director of spirituality at Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center in Beech Grove.

The Jubilee Mass will be held at 1 p.m. in the monastery church. A reception for family and friends will follow in the monastery. †

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