Photos for Sister Bernardine Bickler Interview


The Lewis and Barbara (Bohl) Bickler Family in late 1940s Back row: Peter, Louis, Magdalene Hager, Amy Jo Ellis, Rose Sperry, Wendelin and Michael; front row: Ludwina Volk (deceased) father Lewis Bickler, Sister Bernardine (Elizabeth), mother Barbara and Margaret Axtman.
Lewis and Barbara Thomas Bickler, married in January, 1913.
Elizabeth Bickler (Sister Bernardine), age 4 near Orrin, ND in 1917.
Sister Bernardine as a postulant at Convent of St. Francis, Hankinson, ND.
Sister Bernardine made her perpetual vows with her four-year-old sister Amy Jo Bickler Ellis.
(left to right): Francisian Sisters Bernardine Bickler, Elizabeth Klein, Mary Sand and Hilda Hammerl at their 25th Silver Jubilee in 1960.
Sister Bernardine with a display of her work at Convent of St. Francis, Hankinson, ND. One of her hobbies is crocheting. Her paternal grandmother did much needle work including altar linens and surplices for the priests.


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