Sister Eunice Roeder, OSB

 

October 22, 1915- October 31, 1979

 

“I wait eagerly for the Lord’s help,
and in his word I trust.
I wait for the Lord,
more eagerly than watchmen
wait for the dawn.”  -Psalm 129

 

S-Eunice-RoederSister Eunice was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 22, 1915, and made her final Benedictine commitment on January 1, 1947 at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison Kansas.

 

She was a Charter member of Benet Hill Priory, and for thirty-five years served as dedicated educator in schools of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Colorado. The last nine years were spent at Benet Hill Academy. For many years Sister Eunice suffered patiently as crippling arthritis hindered the work of her hand—hands offered in the service to God’s people.

 

Her death came quietly, gently; for so she had lived. Early in life Christ had become her hope. In the last months of pain, He was her strength and on October 31, 1979, He became her reward. We shall remember her in love, with prayer.