March 8, 1874 Elizabeth Lentrup (Sr. Leonarda) was born in Ahlen,
June 13, 1897 Sr. Leonarda made her First Vows
April 26, 1901 Sr. Leonarda and four other Sisters were sent, from
Steyl to Techny, to open a House in the United States
1907 Sr. Leonarda became the First Provincial of the
religious communities in the United States
June 26, 1937 Sr. Leonarda died.
"Sr Leonarda came to the United States with forty seven cents. Thirty six years later when God called her, she left her adopted country with the blessings of her works: three hospitals, two Homes for the Elderly, one Retreat House, and one Home for Girls, ten schools, several seminary kitchens where her Sisters still did the work, a large Provincial House in Techny, and hundreds of friends. All sensed the love of the Holy Spirit in her very demeanor. It is because of this closeness to the Holy Spirit that we can say of her with the author of Proverbs: The woman who is wise is the one to praise." (From A Biography of M. Leonarda Lentrup S.Sp.S. by Ann Gier)