The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict honored Janice (Jan) Hoelscher Aug. 18 with their 2017 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph.
This award is named after the sisters’ foundress and is presented to a woman who exemplifies Benedictine and Gospel values in her daily life.
Among the ministries Hoelscher has been actively involved in are St. Peter Parish and its Sister Parish Committee, St. Cloud Mrs. Jaycees, Birthline and the 40 Days for Life Campaign. She is dedicated to the pro-life movement, serving in a variety of roles, including beginning a spiritual adoption to “promote prayer to move mothers’ hearts to give the precious gift of life over abortion.”