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Mission Advancement News & Events

February 2022
Get inspired and nurture your faith! As the Monastery continues preparation for the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. Paul’s Monastery and the 40th anniversary of the Benedictine Center this call to action returns to me often. Get inspired! For almost eight decades the women religious of St. Paul’s Monastery have been ministering…
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Benedictine Associates Update March 2023

The Benedictine Associates continue to study and reflect on the program “Being Benedictine." Last month we watched the video presentation of Judith Valente, an oblateof Mount St Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas, on silence. A lively and enriching discussion followed. Later in February we will discuss Discernment from the same program. Silence is defined by…
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With Grateful Hearts

On June 22, 1948, 301 Summit Avenue (then known as St. Paul’s Priory) was blessed by Bishop James J. Byrne and declared canonically erected by Mother Rosamond Pratschner, Mother President of the Congregation of St. Benedict. The Most Reverend James J. Byrne, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, opened the first chapter meeting…
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Humility: Step 3

The third step of humility is that we submit to another person in obedience for the love of God, imitating Christ who became obedient even unto death. My co-teacher’s ninth grade son asked her repeatedly over several days to come to his Friday evening basketball game in Hugo, about 45 miles away. Naomi gets off…
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