November 10, 1909 – July 24, 2002
“I rejoiced when I heard them say:
Let us go into God’s House.
For love of my family and friends
I will pray for your good.” -Psalm 122
Sister Amanda Hermesch went peacefully to her God in her 92nd year. Born in Kelly, Kansas, the oldest of a large family, she entered religious life in 1924 at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, made religious vows August 15, 1926, and celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1976. Sister celebrated her 75th Jubilee in 2001. She was in the education field as a teacher and/or principal for over 50 years.
In 1965, Sister Amanda became a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery. Sister’s teaching years were spent in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, but mostly in Colorado. She had a great love for children and shared her creative gifts in many ways. Her interest was in each person who came to her.
Her retirement years at Benet Hill were spent serving in whatever capacity she was needed, especially giving cheerfully many driving hours to accommodate those who asked. She also continued crocheting many gifts for the Monastery gift shop and was an avid reader.
Sister suffered with serious illnesses over the years, but bounced back with the help of prayers and her strong, determined will to live. She will be remembered as a person of prayer and loving service.