Monday, April 18, 2011

The next Heroes Event is this week!

Northern Utah
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 8:00 a.m.
Ogden Eccles Conference Center
2415 Washington Boulevard
Ogden, Ut 84401

Each day we will be featuring different Northern Utah Heroes! Check out today's featured Hero..

Lifetime Heroes: The Sisters of St. Benedicts Foundation

Sisters Iris Beckwith, Jean Gibson, Luke Hoschette, Danile Knight, Stephanie Mongeon and Mary Zenzen came from St. Joseph, Minnesota to Ogden in the 1944 to build and operate a hospital and establish a school of nursing, at the urging of City and County officials. The Sisters worked to build Ogden Regional Medical Center. Their nursing program became part of Weber State University and they sold the hospital in the 1990s. However, Mount Benedict Monastery continues to be a vital part of this community with the sisters contributing their time and resources to many education, health care, and social justice efforts in the area. St. Benedict's Foundation, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict, supports a variety of programs that directly impact the lives of women, children and families in Northern Utah. Of the original 13 who started with St. Benedict's Hospital, only six Sisters remain.

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