Upcoming August Events
Oblate Cookout with Sisters
Saturday, August 8th - 11:30 am
The Oblates are hosting a lunchtime Cookout for the Sisters as part of the year-long celebration of Consecrated Life. The community will gather for Mid-Day Prayer followed by the Cookout and desserts. We are looking forward to a great time to come together and share our stories.
Reunion with Past Members of our Benedictine Family
Sunday, August 23 - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
As St. Paul's Monastery continues to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the Community is hosting a reuion for past members on Sunday, August 23rd from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. These women are an important part of our legacy and we remember them with gratitude. We continue to relish their contribution to our growth as a community.
For a map and information, visit St. Paul's Monastery | St. Paul, Minnesota . To register, call 777-8181.
Hill- Murray Staff Inservice
Wednesday, August 19th
Hill-Murray Staff will be at St. Paul's Monastery for Inservice on the Benedictine Spirituality of Work. Jaci Bush, Oblate of St. Paul's Monastery will facilitate the day.
Campus Sponsored Events
Community Block Party and Art Exhibit
"Exploring Welcome Through Young Eyes"
Tuesday, August 4th 5:30 -7:30 pm
Common Bond, Tubman and St. Paul's Monastery are hosting a community block party on Tuesday evening, August 4th. The Block Party will be held in the courtyard of theTubman building (across Benet Road from the Monastery) and will include food, games, and visiting. As part of the gathering, the Benedictine Center will be hosting, in cooperation with the Communities of Century Campus, a one-night art exhibit. The art pieces will be from Young Artists pre-K through 12 years. The art will show their perspective about what makes them feel welcome and what we can all do to help one another feel valued and respected.
(Abstract child art, from the Ross family in Reno, Nevada.)
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Sister Louise Inhofer professed her Perpetual Vows as a Benedictine Sister on July 11th - The Feast Day of St. Benedict
The Community, family and friends gathered at Evening Prayer for the beautiful ritual of Perpetual Vows and continued the evening with a feast day meal and sharing. Pictured: Sister Louise Inhofer, Sister Mary Claire Inhofer, Gayle (Inhofer) Norris and Tommi (Inhofer) Hall.
St. Paul's Monastery - Benedictine Center hosts two events with Sister Meg Funk, OSB
Sister Meg Funk enchanted 60 guests with her presentation on Unceasing Prayer. She compared prayer practices in different religions and she shared her personal experience with those. Listeners were fascinated and spell-bound by her stories.
Sister Meg also led the School of Lectio Divina. The School introduced the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina. Participants experienced an in depth study of the practice with large group discussion and individual guidance.
For information on the February 2016 offering of the School of Lectio Divina, go to Benedictine Center or call 651-777-7251.
Heritage Day celebrated by the Community and guests.
The Federation of St. Benedict in 1988 set aside July 22nd to remember the arrival of our founders to America in 1852. Three Sisters from Bavaria arrived at St. Mary's Pennsylvania to teach German Immigrants. Benedictine Communities grew and spread across the country to fill the need for teachers and health care workers. In 1948, 178 Sisters from St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph MN, relocated to St. Paul, MN to establish St. Paul's Monastery. Pictured are five of the sisters who were part of that group: Sister Richardine Schackmann, Sister Marie Rademacher, Sister Duane Moes and Sister Bertha Karels.
The celebration began with a guided conversation presented by Sister Eleanor Wartman and Sam Rahberg (Benedictine Center Director). The day continued with a blessing at the Cemetery, a festive lunch and an afternoon gathering.
More pictures o f the day are available on our Facebook Page.
Open House brings visitors to St. Paul's Monastery
On Sunday, July 26th, the Community welcomed guests for an Open House. Some of the activites were: view a video; view a slide show; take a guided tour of the Monastery and grounds; meet and share stories with the Sisters.
More pictures of the day are available on our Facebook Page.
Sister Laverne Hudalla and Sister Marie Fujan have shared their story and insights with Sister Story. Sister Story is a national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters.
To watch Sister Laverne Hudalla click here.
To watch Sister Marie Fujan click here.
To watch Sister Virginia Matter click here.
To watch Sister Louise Inhofer click here.