Sister Lillian Bockheim

Glory and Praise to our God who alone is light to our days. Many are the blessings to those who trust in God's ways.

Jubilarian 2017 – 60 Years a Sister

Sixty years of blessings. How can I give thanks to the Lord for his great goodness to me?

I have received so many, many blessings: my wonderful Bockheim family, my St. Alphonsus Redemptorist family, friends, my Dominican Family and Community; so many wonderful inspiring women and men, friends and all those who have accompanied me on my life´s journey.

I am especially grateful for the years in Chimbote and to the people living in poverty that have welcomed me into their hearts and homes. One feels humble in the presence of the poor.

I give thanks for the many years of blessings. Blessings like stars in the sky just cannot be counted. When we take the time to look at them they fill us with profound awe, joy, and deep gratitude. May St. Dominic look down on us all and smile.

When Esau looked about, he saw the women and children. “Who are these with you?” he asked. Jacob answered, “They are the children whom God graciously bestowed on your servant.” Genesis 33:5


2017 – 60 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for all abused children and all abusers

Sister Lillian Bockheim, a  nurse and certified midwife, has helped birth babies and provided maternal care in Chimbote, Peru. Her joy and steadfast commitment at the hospital and clinic named Maternidad brings hope to the community and to every newborn and healthy mother. 

In a region of the world where drought, floods, earthquakes, heat waves, disease epidemics, political corruption, terrorist attacks, violence, and death are prevalent, Dominican Sisters are present. Since 1965, Sisters including Lillian Bockheim, a  nurse and certified midwife, have enriched our Congregation, as witnesses to the suffering and the joy of the people of Peru. 

The presence of a caring center of support and faith nourishes body, mind, and soul. Sister Lillian has worked to build a compound of community services known as Centro de Obras Sociales which combines a maternity hospital, pre-natal education, well baby clinic, and religious education.

In the summer of 2018, Aquinas College Saints with Sister Lillian Bockheim are learning about and serving at our ministry Maternidad de Maria in Chimbote, Peru.

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