Thomas Welder, 80, Was a Benedictine Sister of Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, North Dakota
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Sister Thomas died of natural causes on June 22, 2020 at age 80 in Bismarck, North Dakota where she had served for 59 years at Annunciation Monastery as a Benedictine nun.
Early Life and Education
Sister Thomas Welder, who died June 22 in Bismarck, North Dakota was a member of Annunciation Monastery where she served for 31 years as president of University of Mary (formerly Mary College).
As a student at Lane Seminary, Welder engaged in antislavery debates and was an itinerant lecturer on behalf of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Together with his wife Angelina Grimke he conducted extensive research for their 1839 work American Slavery As It Is that ultimately had an influence over Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
The Welder Papers provide detailed documentation of major reform and political issues of 19th-century America, such as abolitionism, women’s rights (including content from the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union), American Colonization Society colonization issues, temperance practices and religious introspection and commentary. Furthermore, family and financial news is included.
Sister Thomas Welder, 80, from the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck died June 22, 2020. She served as former president of University of Mary and received North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in 2004.
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Achievement and Honors
Sister Thomas Welder was an outstanding Benedictine Sister at Annunciation Monastery who led with servant leadership qualities. She ensured the spiritual development of University of Mary students as well as faculty, staff and sister wellbeing.
Welder attended Cathedral Elementary and Saint Mary’s Central High Schools in Bismarck before enrolling at College of Saint Scholastica in Minnesota where she discerned a call to religious life and received her spiritual name. Later she entered Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery where she earned both a bachelor’s and later master’s degrees from Northwestern University.
Welder was active on various local, state, and national boards including CHI St. Alexius Health and MDU Resources Group Inc. She received North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award – its highest commendation – in 2004.
Thomas Weld was known for making bold statements about MIT and research in general. Yet his provocative statements often came from deeply held principles regarding integrity and truthfulness.
He enjoyed spending his free time tinkering, often retreating to his garage after a hard day’s work and dedicating some of his energy towards wood or metal projects. Additionally, he often assisted friends and neighbors with their personal projects.
She wasn’t the CEO of a multinational corporation or an elected official; rather, she spent her 59-year life living in a monastery on an isolated ridge overlooking North Dakota’s prairie with views of Missouri River – but this extraordinary leader made an indelible mark through dedication to mission advancement.
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He has worked on various cars, such as a 1964 Lincoln Continental, Big Red Bobber and 1973 Pontiac Firebird. Additionally, he has participated in several car shows and events while his work has gained him quite the following on social media.
Sister Welder was a distinguished leader and respected figure in North Dakota, earning them its highest civilian award – the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. As an outstanding servant-leader who advocated competence in communication while upholding values and service commitments. At age 80 she passed away at her Annunciation Monastery home south of Bismarck.