Summer school

Two Sisters traveled from Cullman to Washington, D.C., for summer school, beginning an enduring community commitment to strong educational and professional preparation for ministry.

These two were the first of generations of Benedictine Sisters from Cullman who would board train, bus, or plane to further their education in preparation for ministry.

“Go north and go Catholic,” was the community approach to choosing a school when a Prioress assigned a Sister to begin or continue coursework. From an early date, there was an intentional practice of selecting from a variety of college or university choices so that a variety of perspectives could be brought back to the community. For undergraduate work, however, Benedictine schools were favored, especially for younger Sisters still in Initial Formation.