Sister Betty Drewes

Hometown: Brookville, Indiana

Entrance Date: September 6, 1965

First Profession Date: June 7, 1967

Perpetual Profession Date: August 7, 1971

Educational Background:
• Bachelors in Elementary Education (1963-1968) Saint Benedict College - Ferdinand, IN
• Masters in Elementary Education (1968-1973) Saint Francis University - Fort Wayne, IN
• Masters Equivalent in School Counseling (1988-1991) Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY
• Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry (1977-1978) Creighton University - Omaha, NE
• Three Month Program in Holy Land (1987) Catholic Theological Union - Chicago, IL

Work Background:
• Teacher
• Counselor
• Retreat ministry
• Leadership
• Spirituality presenter
• Spiritual director

Present Ministry: Spiritual Direction; Retreats; Oblate Sister Contact; Monastery Service

Other Interests: Visiting with family and friends, Spiritual Direction/Creative Expression of Prayer in Spirituality, traveling, reading, being/walking in nature.

What attracted me to this community: I was familiar with Ferdinand because my brother was ordained at Saint Meinrad in 1958. I chose Saint Benedict College because of its Elementary Education Degree. I entered the Benedictine community because of the charisms of prayer, work, hospitality, and education. The Sisters here at Ferdinand were so joyful and I loved being with them.