Always unconventional, Sister Noemi Weygant did not enter St. Scholastica Priory until 1950, at the age of 43. A nationally acclaimed photographer, she was an influential instructor at the College for nearly 20 years. For part of that time she lived and worked on an 80-acre farm in Hermantown, MN, where she taught some of her classes. Creative and free spirited, she touched the lives of many through her art, writing, teaching and spirituality. Her correspondents included colleagues such as Sigurd Olson, Les Blacklock and Minor White. One former student noted, "She was the embodiment of unconditional love." She died in 1995.