Sr. Lynn Elisabeth Meadows

Sr. Elisabeth Meadows elected 11th prioress of the community

Sister Lynn Elisabeth Meadows was elected as the eleventh prioress of the community. Sister Elisabeth was called to serve as prioress as the community continues to vision for the future and also seeks to deepen their manifestation of the Benedictine charism. Planning for sustainability and cultivating collaboration with others to…

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Sister Tonette Sperando

Sr. Tonette elected Prioress

Sister Tonette Sperando was elected as the tenth prioress of the community. Sister Tonette led the community through a time of visioning for the future. Through structured contemplation and dialogue the community has come to some areas of focus held within a breadth of vision. Among the areas of focus…

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A vision realized

In early 2015, a Blessing and Open House was held to mark the completion of Phase III. A successful Capital Campaign, careful planning, and wise stewardship enabled the community to realize their vision and complete the entire three-phase project with no debt. During the fall of 2014, following a summer…

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St. Joseph Guest House

A Renewed Retreat Center

In late May 2014, the Center moved the main Retreat Center accommodations from the old Mary Hall into the newly constructed Mary and St. Joseph Guest Houses. The new guest houses offered updated accommodations for overnight group with private bathroom, improved safety and accessibility. After this 2014 move, all Retreat…

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A renewed monastic home

The Sisters moved into their new dining room which had previously been an auditorium, and into the newly renovated Ottilia Hall. The renewed spaces offered a much-improved setting in which to share fully in monastic community life and to have adequate and appropriate space for solitude and private prayer. With…

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Renovation begins on Ottilia Hall, initiating the first phase of a major three phase project that touched almost every building on the monastery grounds. Phase I of the project was a renovation of Ottilia Hall to bring it into compliance with current safety codes, install central heat and air, and…

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Sister Janet Marie Flemming, OSB

Sr. Janet Marie elected prioress

Sister Janet Marie Flemming was elected as the ninth prioress of the community. As her time as prioress began, Sister Janet Marie initiated a discernment process with the community regarding the monastery buildings. For two years, community members read a structured series of readings on their monastic charism and gathered…

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Celebrating 100 years

The community opened its centennial celebration on the Feast of St. Scholastica by praying Vespers at Sacred Heart Church in Cullman joined by the monks of St. Bernard Abbey. On April 20, the actual anniversary, Mass was celebrated at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Birmingham with a reception following in the…

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Sr. Veronica Ryan

Sr. Veronica elected prioress

Sister Veronica Ryan was elected to serve as the eight prioress of the community. Elected on the cusp of a new millennium, Sister Veronica led the community into both the new millennium and, in 2002, into their own second century. Improving the living situation for the infirm Sisters had become…

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On the world wide web

In 1998, the Sisters initiated their presence on the internet with their first website. The current website is the fourth edition of the Sisters’ web presence.

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