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A Century of Saints

Mother Scholastica Kerst


Mother Scholastica Kerst Mother Scholastica Kerst's vision and drive led to the founding of The College of St. Scholastica. "My dream," she said, "is that someday there will rise upon these grounds fine buildings like the great Benedictine abbeys. They will be built of stone; within their walls higher education will flourish." She established the Benedictine community in Duluth and, as prioress, developed its primary ministries in education and health care. Duluth's Catholic bishop at the time said of her, "She built my diocese." She died in 1911, one year before the opening of what was to become the College, and is buried in Gethsemane Cemetery behind Tower Hall.


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