Sister Pat (pictured left with Sister Lucinda Merick at the 2014 Nun Banquet) has been a member of Saint Benedict’s Monastery for 45 years. She has been a home economics teacher, food service director and dietitian in healthcare settings. Sister Pat currently works in the monastery’s development and communications office. Sister Pat served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities for six years and was board chair. Sister Pat just finished six year as a member of the St. Joseph’s Farmer’s Market Board of Directors and is in her second year as a member of the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Benedict.
About serving with Habitat… “It is a gift to partner with another ministry that specializes in affordable housing issues. If there is some way to be a small part of this effort, I feel I have been part of a ministry that directly touches the lives of others. The volunteers and staff are dedicated, spirit-filled people, building a stronger community and making a positive impact on the lives of others.”
Pat likes the outdoors and activities related. She gardens, reads cookbooks, cooks and tries all kinds of food preservation. She says, “I am a “foodie” in my own way!” Helping others when time and energy is available is important to Sister Pat – in her own monastery or in the broader community.