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One of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand has recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Sister Anita Louise Lowe of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Brescia University. The award honors Brescia University graduates who exemplify Respect for the Sacred, Devotion to Learning, Commitment to Growth in Virtue, and Promotion of Servant Leadership. 

While at Brescia, Sister Anita Louise was a member and president of Alpha Chi, involved in Campus Ministry, led music groups for mass, and led retreats for high school students. Sister Anita Louise is currently the Prioress of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in French and got her secondary education certification from Brescia College. She earned her Master’s degree in Theology with a concentration in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. 

She has taught English and French at Marian Heights Academy in Ferdinand, worked as Public Relations Manager for Presentation Academy in Louisville, KY, and served in the monastery as the Assistant Director of Communications, Assistant Director of Vocations, Director of Vocations, and Liturgist. Sister Anita Louise also serves on the Coordinating Committee of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses and has served on the Board of the National Religious Vocation Conference.

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