Associates Update

Benedictine Associates Update

Benedictine Associates at the firepit at the Monastery in Summer 2023

The Benedictine Associates spent a beautiful summer evening around the fire ring.  Our gathering was blessed with our guest Julie. Nellie and Nick stopped by with the twins to say hello.  The twins, Dottie and Betty, kept their eyes on the fire.  They shared their smiles and gurgles with us.

We had a perfect evening of cool breezes; no mosquitos and all the smoke blew in one direction. We shared lots of laughs and smiles. Pat and Linda brought snacks for all of us.

We also remembered Sue Hamilton, oblate, who served on the Benedictine Associates Committee for many years. We will hold her in our prayers and in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

We will continue to do theological reflection on the series The Chosen this fall.


Sister Karen Sames

Sister Karen Sames, OSB

Sister Karen Sames, OSB is a member of St. Paul’s Monastery (since 1990). Sister Karen stewards the Benedictine Associate ministry at St. Paul’s Monastery and engages the Monastery’s reception volunteer team.