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Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat
Friday, Aug. 12, 7pm - Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1pm
S. Virginia Matter OSB
Experience a time of profound silence and praying the Scriptures as you enter into deeper relationship with God and self. Blends a rhythm of centering prayer, lectio divina, and prayer with the monastic community.
$375 includes lodging and meals
$150 thru Sunday only
New Exhibit- On Community: A Collaboration of Women Artists Opens June 8th !
Over the last year a circle of women artists has been gathering regularly for conversation and reflection on the theme of community, a central value of the Benedictine monastic tradition. These women, bringing their perspectives from different religious traditions, have been exploring their own and their shared interpretations of community, and have created original works of art that communicate their discoveries.
Join the artists and the Sisters for a reception
Wednesday, June 8th , 7:00 - 8:30pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Word and Image Exhibit
Exhibit open daily
9 am - 6 pm
Exhibit runs thru May 31st.
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Community Day - Community Jubilees
The Community celebrated the jubilees of five Sisters on Sunday, May 1st, who together have served 265 years as Benedictine Sisters. We congratulate:
Sister Rosella Schommer, OSB - 70 years
Sister Carol Rennie, OSB - 60 years
Sister Margaret Kramer, OSB - 60 years
Sister Mary White, OSB - 50 years
Sister LInda Soler, OSB - 25 years
May God continue to bless their journeys.
Sister Mary Courteau recognized for her service as Community Treasurer.
On Wednesday, May 11th, the Community celebrated an Appreciation Luncheon for Sister Mary for her over 14 years as Community Treasurer. Many shared their beautiful stories of working with Sr. Mary including four Prioresses who have had the privilege of Sr. Mary's wisdom and leadership.
Welcome to the Benedictine Community!
On Saturday, May 14th, we welcomed 7 men and women to our Community as Oblates. We celebrated their final oblation at the Vigil for Pentecost.
Our newest Oblates are: Michael Kassner, Gwen Odney, Annette Doepner, Carmen Nielsen, Elizabeth Pangerl, David "Mike" Rowe, and Paul Tillman.
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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.