Sister Madeline Contorno celebrates 50th Jubilee

The monastic community joyously celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Sister Madeline Contorno, OSB, on Saturday, July 16. The chapel pews were filled with friends and family who joined the monastic community for the celebration. In this photo, Sister Madeline reads her renewal of her Monastic Profession before the gathered assembly….

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+ Sister Margaret Siffert, OSB, 1963-2022

The monastic community mourns the passing of Sister Margaret Siffert, OSB, on July 14, 2022, following an illness. Sisters and family members kept vigil at her bedside during her final days, days which were filled with expressions of faith, love, and of trust in God. Her monastic family and her…

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Sister Benita and Sister Mary celebrate their 60th Jubilee

After Sister Benita (l) and Sister Mary (r) signed their vow renewal document, Sister Elisabeth, Prioress, signed as witness. On Friday, June 10, Sister Benita Peters, OSB, and Sister Mary McGehee, OSB, celebrated their 60th Jubilee of Monastic Profession. During the ceremony, which took place during…

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Annual retreat a source of inspiration for Sisters

Fr. Mauritius speaks to the community following a festive meal that concluded the retreat. The monastic community concluded its annual retreat on Thursday evening. This year’s retreat director was Fr. Maruitius Wilde, OSB. Fr. Mauritius, a German Benedictine monk, presently serves as Prior and Rector of…

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Sister Margaret makes Monastic Profession

On Sunday, April 24, during II Vespers of the Octave Sunday of Easter, Sister Margaret Siffert, OSB, made her Perpetual Monastic Profession. Joining the monastic community for the occasion were Oblates of Sacred Heart Monastery, Abbot Marcus and Monks of St. Bernard Abbey, and friends of the monastic community. Family…

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Sister Edith received into Transfer Program

Sister Edith Bogue, OSB, of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, MN, was received into the Transfer Program of Sacred Heart Monastery during Vespers on Saturday, September 25.  The Transfer Program is a structured process by which a Sister makes a transfer from one Religious community to another.  In entering the…

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Community receives Margaret Siffert into the Novitiate

With joy, the monastic community received Margaret Siffert into the Novitiate, the second step in the several-year process of Initial Formation into the monastic way of life.  The Reception ritual was held on Saturday evening, August 14, during First Vespers of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  During the…

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Introducing our new Retreat Center team!

(l-r) Sister Edith, Sister Mary, and Sister Michelle We are so pleased to introduce our new Retreat Center leadership team – Sister Mary McGehee, Sister Edith Bogue, and Sister Michelle St. Marie.  These three sisters are taking the helm this June and July and are looking…

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Sister Elisabeth Installed as Prioress

Saturday, June 5, was a sacred day in the community’s history as we celebrated the installation of our eleventh Prioress, Sister Lynn Elisabeth Meadows.  She will serve a six-year term. Sister Tonette Sperando has served us as Prioress the past six years and has been a true model of servant…

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Community elects next Prioress

The Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama joyfully announce the election of Sister Lynn Elisabeth Meadows, O.S.B. as their next Prioress.  Her six-year term of office will begin on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Sister Lynn Elisabeth was elected following a period of discernment by the monastic community during which they sought…

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