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Monthly Archives: December 2023

In Memoriam: Sister Andriette Schommer, OSB

December 2023
In Memoriam: Sister Andriette Schommer, OSB “May Christ bring us all together to everlasting life.” Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 72.12 Watch Livestream of Mass of Christian Burial Sister Andriette (Irene) Schommer, OSB entered peacefully into eternal life, fulfilling her baptismal call on December 23, 2023. She was 94 years old, having lived her monastic profession…
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Benedictine Hospitality at its Finest

December 2023
Christmas at the Monastery was such a delight this past holiday season. From the new trivia experiences to the silent auction, every part of it demonstrated Benedictine hospitality at its finest. I had the opportunity to bring in new friends and some of my family to experience the preparatory work and the final results in…
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A Fine Text for St. Paul’s Conversion

Image of St. Paul from the Sisters' Collections One of the greatest joys of my time so far with the sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery has been exploring the rich diversity of hymns available to us for singing at the Liturgy of the Hours. Although the abundance of hymns at most parish Masses is relatively…
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Humility the Tenth Step

The tenth step of humility is that you are not given to ready laughter, for it is written: Only a fool raises his voice in laughter (Sir 21:23). Ceramic plate from the Sisters' personal collections. At first glance, Benedict’s disapproval of laughter makes him appear to be an ill-tempered spoilsport who wants us to be…
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Wine Tasting at the Monastery

... I was intrigued by the Wine Tasting Event on Tuesday that week as it was something fun and different. I decided to invite a friend who enjoys wine and learning about new ones ...
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