St. Paul nun dies after being hit by pickup truck driver

Sisters of the 85-year-old nun who was struck and killed Monday say they are praying for the pickup truck driver, who likely will not be cited. Sister Mary Beneva Schulte taught at more than a dozen Catholic schools.

A spry 85-year-old nun known for her daily walks was struck and killed by a pickup truck driver Monday near Highland Parkway and Cretin Avenue in St. Paul.

The death of Sister Mary Beneva Schulte, CSJ, of St. Paul, appears to police to have been a "horrible accident," the Star Tribune reports. No citations are expected. A spokeswoman for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet said "she would want to go this way -- with no fuss, quickly," the Star Tribune reported.

Her sisters were praying for the driver, too, the spokeswoman told the Pioneer Press. "The sisters want to extend compassion for the person driving and recognize this must be horrible for the driver, too," she said.

Schulte retired four years ago, Fox 9 says. She had been a teacher at more than a dozen catholic schools, teaching underprivileged children and helping immigrants learn a second language, the station reported.

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