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BSM Remembers Sister Jeanne Vanderlinde

BSM Remembers Sister Jeanne Vanderlinde
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Sister Jeanne Vanderlinde

The Benilde-St. Margaret's community was saddened to learn of the passing of Sister Jeanne Marie Vanderlinde, OSB (1950-2023) on Friday, April 27, 2023. A devoted and well-loved colleague and member of the BSM faculty for 38 years, Sister Jeanne taught theology and history in both the junior and senior high. She left a lasting mark on the BSM community that stretches far beyond the walls of her classroom.

“As a Catholic school, Benilde-St. Margaret’s is proud of its long tradition of having clergy and members of religious orders among its faculty and staff,” said Meghan DesLauriers ’99, BSM president. “Sister Jeanne brought a spirit of compassion, a desire to learn, and laughter to her classrooms, making an impact on countless students and fellow teachers. She will be greatly missed.”

Benilde-St. Margaret’s offers its heartfelt condolences to the members of Sister Jeanne’s family and to her community at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota. We invite the members of the BSM community to offer prayers on her behalf:

Eternal rest grant unto Sister Jeanne, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Our closing school Mass which will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 24 at 9:20 a.m., will be offered as a memorial Mass for Sister Jeanne.

We received the following funeral arrangement details from the Sisters of St. Benedict:

Wake: Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery.

Funeral: Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery.
Burial will follow the funeral service in the monastery cemetery.

There will be a luncheon served following the service at the cemetery.


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About Benilde-St. Margaret's School
Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

The mission of BSM is to educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

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