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Ferdinand Benedictine To Profess Perpetual Vows

Schepers Doris[1]FERDINAND (NNDC) – Sister Doris Schepers will make her perpetual monastic profession as a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand Saturday, October 17, in Monastery Immaculate Conception Church in Ferdinand. The service begins at 1 p.m. Bishop Charles C. Thompson, bishop of the Diocese of Evansville, will preside at the Mass.

The public is invited to the Mass and a reception following the ceremony.

Sister Doris, 53, is a native of Ferdinand, the daughter of Oscar and Marlene Schepers. She has four brothers and three sisters. She has a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in mathematics from Indiana University Southeast, an associate of applied science degree in computer programming from IVY Tech Community College, and an associate of specialized business degree in computer science from Sullivan Junior College of Business.

Before entering the monastery in 2006, Sister Doris worked as a systems administrator for U.S. Congressmen Lee Hamilton and Baron Hill and as a youth minister at St. Anthony parish in Clarksville, Indiana.

After entering the monastery she worked as a substitute teacher in Evansville and taught math at John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Jasper. She made her first monastic profession in 2009 and is currently in her fifth year of teaching religion at St. Patrick School in Louisville.

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