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Sr. Lucille Borengasser, OSB, died

Published: September 24, 2020   
Sr. Lucille Borengasser, OSB

SisterLucille (Mary Placid) Borengasser, OSB, 92, a Benedictine sister of Mount St.Scholastica, Atchison, Kan., died Tuesday, August 25 at the monastery. Funeralservices are pending until a later date.

SisterLucille was born to Jake and Gertrude Wiederkehr Borengasser in Fort Smith on Feb. 12, 1928, the youngest of their seven children. After graduatingfrom St. Scholastica Academy in Fort Smith, she earned a bachelor’s degree inEnglish from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in Washington, D.C. Sheentered the Mount community in 1951, making her monastic profession in 1954, andtaught in elementary schools for several years. After earning a master’s degreein French from Notre Dame University, she taught art appreciation and French atBishop LeBlond High School in St. Joseph, Mo., and Donnelly College in KansasCity, Kan.. She was later a chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City,Mo., manager at the Marian Hall residence in Kansas City, Kan., and then pastoralassistant at St. Matthew’s parish in Topeka. On her return to the Mount, she worked in the development office and also wrote homilies for Celebration magazine. She was a memberof the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

Sister Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings Rosalie Walshand Charles, Sigmund, Basil and Margaret Borengasser. She is survived by herbrother Jack Borengasser, by nieces, nephews, and her monastic family. Memorialsmay be sent to Mount St. Scholastica or made online at the Mount’s web site (

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