Sister Maura Beckman

Hometown: Jasper, Indiana

Testimonial Quote: Benedictine Rule does not regiment persons but allows the individual to be herself.

Entrance Date: September 6, 1950

First Profession Date: June 2, 1952

Perpetual Profession Date: August 10, 1955

Educational Background:
• Diploma in Nursing, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
• Certified Chaplain, National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Work Background:
• 20 years in monastery infirmary
• 4 years at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove
• 6 years OB supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital
• 5 years Director of Nursing at St. Joseph Hospital
• Staff nurse at St. Joseph Hospital
• 23 years at Memorial Hospital in Jasper as Director of Pastoral Care/Chaplains
• Chauffeuring
• HHC haircare

Present Ministry: Mission Advancement - clerical work; liturgical musician one day per week; accompanying sisters to doctor's appointments, foot care for sisters.

Other Interests: Knitting and crocheting items for Monastery Gift Shop; reading; exercise at Y and monastery.

What attracted me to this community: Liturgical prayer, community life.