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Mouring the death of Sr. Ehrengard Benken OP

Sr. Ehrengard Benken OP

Through the gateway to life  into the light - to God my love!“

Sr Ehrengard was born on 12 November 1928 in Ehren, near Löningen, in the diocese of Münster (Germany).

Her desire to enter the convent and go to the mission matured over many years. She entered our Congregation in Neustadt am Main on 1 February 1952. At her reception on 7 October 1952, she received the name Ehrengard, an expression of her bond with the place of her birth. On the Feast of the Holy Rosary, 7 October 1953, Sr Ehrengard, together with two other Sisters, made First Profession in Neustadt, and on 21 November 1956 her Perpetual Profession. 

We are grateful for Sr Ehrengard's life in our Congregation and her tireless work for the glory of God and a blessing for so many people. May she now live in the light of God and be a powerful advocate for us all.

In deep gratitude for the witness of her life as an Oakford Dominican, we commend our Sister to your prayer.

Read more in the obituary.

You can light a candle for Sr. Ehrengard in the online condolence book.

Dominican Sisters of Oakford/Natal