Wake Reflection for Sister Germaine Cupp, OSB

By Prioress Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB

“…be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.  Blessed are those servants whom the master  finds vigilant on his arrival.  Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them….” Luke 12:35-40

Sister Germaine was born on May 8, 1929 in Burlington Iowa.  Named Shirley, she was one of the eight children born to Willis and Marie Jordan Cupp.  She grew up in Moline and became acquainted with our sisters at St. Mary’s parish where she attended grade and high school.  Shirley entered the Benedictine community in Nauvoo in 1948 and made her first profession of vows in 1950.   Continue Reading