Sister Sophie Glenski, OSB


February 21, 1923 – December 1, 2010



 “Seek first the kingdom of God and his justice and all else will be given to you…”  -Matthew 6: 33


S-Sophie-Glenski-webSister Sophie was born to Francis Stephen Glenski and Anna Jane Wrinkle in St. Joseph, Missouri February 21, 1923.  She is survived by her sister Betty Wirtz and brothers Frank, Joseph, Jim and John Glenski.


Baptized Mary Ellen Glenski, Sister Sophie made her first monastic profession at Mt. St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas in January 1946. She was a Charter member of Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Earning a BA from Mt. St. Scholastica College and an MA from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, Sister Sophie ministered for thirty-eight years in elementary schools in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.


Seeking a change, Sister Sophie trained and became a pastoral minister for the elderly at St. Bernadette Parish in Lakewood, Colorado.  Retiring from active ministry, Sister Sophie took seriously her ministry of prayer.  She would tell people “I will continue to remember you in my daily prayers.”  We are assured of her continued prayers as she rests in the arms of God.