Sister Michelle Sinkhorn to celebrate Silver Jubilee

Sister Michelle Sinkhorn

On June 1, Sister Michelle Sinkhorn of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Indiana, will celebrate her Silver Jubilee of Monastic Profession at Monastery Immaculate Conception.  

Sister Michelle Sinkhorn will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Monastic Profession at a Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving at 1 pm EDT at the monastery church in Ferdinand, with a reception immediately following.  Those who are unable to attend will be able to livestream the service online at

From Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Sister Michelle Sinkhorn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She has ministered as a toddler caregiver at Child Life Center in Evansville and the Administrator of Saint Bernard Preschool and Daycare, and she served as the Vocation Director of Monastery Immaculate Conception for seven years.  Currently, Sister Michelle ministers in four areas: IT assistant to the monastery’s IT director, a technician for Benedictine Tech Ministries, an immigration consultant in the immigration office at the monastery and as the director and technology administrator of an international Benedictine education program called Wisdom Connections, Timeless Traditions – Technological Times.  She was and continues to be attracted to this community by the sense of fellowship and communal prayer life shared by the sisters. 

Those wishing to celebrate Sister Michelle by making a gift to the Sisters of St. Benedict in her honor can do so at  As the form is completed, the option to note that it is a gift in honor of Sister Michelle will become available.

The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand make up one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States, with over 100 members strong and thriving.  They seek God through the Benedictine tradition of community life, prayer, hospitality, and service to others. By their life and work, they commit themselves to be a presence of peace as they join their sisters and brothers in the common search for God. The Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers.  Since then, more than 1,000 women have entered this community.  Their ministries extend both beyond education and beyond Ferdinand, with members of their community serving as teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, youth ministers, chaplains, librarians and more.