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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.