German Cookbook

Sister Mary Agnes Reinhard at her Silver Jubilee.

Ursuline Sisters have followed the teachings of their founder Saint Angela to be educators and have focused their ministries in this respect. However, the need still remains to serve those who serve. Some sisters have dedicated their lives to domestic work by providing food at the convents and providing a clean home to live in. Sister Mary Agnes Reinhard is one of these sisters. An Ursuline Sister of Belleville, Sister Mary Agnes was born in Germany in 1913. In 1931 she entered the convent at Calvarienberg in Germany and attended classes for domestic training, making her final vows in 1934. In 1950 Mary Agnes came to the United States and became a citizen ten years later.

In addition to her other duties, Sister Mary Agnes was very active in baking bread which was sold in various areas by the Ursuline Sisters of Belleville Auxiliary members (their Associate program). She also spent much time working the grounds and took much delight in the beauty of nature. Sister Mary Agnes passed away April 16, 1998.

These images are taken from her cookbook which was all beautifully handwritten in German.