Arrangements for Sister Eleanor Harrison, OSB

Funeral arrangements for Sister Eleanor Harrison are listed below.  All liturgies and Visitation will be held in Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel, 916 Convent Rd, NE, in Cullman. Sister Eleanor’s obituary may be found at this link: Sr Eleanor Harrison obituary.   Reception of the Body with Vespers of the Dead…

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+ Sister Eleanor Harrison, OSB

  Sister Eleanor Harrison, OSB, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024, in the monastery infirmary at the age of 97 and in her 66th year of monastic profession. Her obituary may be found at this link: Sister Eleanor Harrison obituary.   May her soul, and the souls of the…

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Sister Therese celebrates her 25th Jubilee

  Today, the Sisters joyfully celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Sister Therese Haydel, OSB. The Jubilee marks 25 years of Religious Life for Sister Therese. Abbot Marcus Voss, OSB, joined us as as Principal Celebrant and Homilist.  Fr. Chris Viscardi, SJ, concelebrated. Sister Elisabeth Meadows, Prioress, received Sister Therese’s renewal…

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+ Sister Priscilla Cohen, OSB

Sister Priscilla Cohen, OSB     The Benedictine Sisters of Cullman mourn the loss of Sister Priscilla Cohen, OSB, who passed into the hands of God on Monday, November 20. We will miss her dearly. Her obituary may be found by clicking here. May her soul,…

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Oblates gather for annual retreat

The Oblates of our community gathered this past weekend for their annual retreat. Sister Priscilla Cohen, Oblate Director, planned and coordinated the gathering. The oblates themselves were the featured speakers with presentations by Cathy Randall, Claudia Davis, and Jan White. Cathy presented a beautiful video of her participation last month…

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Community prepares to host international Benedictine gathering

Our monastic community is excitedly preparing to host the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum (CIB) Council of Delegates. The CIB is an international organization of Benedictine women’s communities around the world. Most of the CIB’s nineteen regions will have a delegate present at the meeting, with participants coming from South Africa, India,…

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Cullman sisters participate in 55 and Under gathering

Five Sisters from Cullman recently attended the national gathering of “55 & Under. ” The program, held at Immaculate Monastery in Norfolk, NE,  gathered Benedictine Sisters in this age bracket from across the USA & from Mexico for conversations envisioning the future of Benedictine life and an opportunity to share…

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Sister Elisabeth and Sister Therese attend course in Rome

Sisters Elisabeth and Therese with their certificates of completion. Sister Elisabeth and Sister Therese recently returned from two weeks of participation in Leadership and the Rule of St. Benedict, a course taught at Sant’Anslemo Pontifical University in Rome. They were among 23 monastics from 14 countries…

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Celebrating with our brother monks, and with the diocese

Fr. Pachomius (r) and Fr. John McDonald as Principal Concelebrant with Sr. Elisabeth, Prioress, following the Mass On Saturday, June 10, several Sisters attended the priestly ordination of two monks of our neighboring Benedictines at St. Bernard Abbey. The following day, on Corpus Christi, Fr. Pachomius…

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Sisters conclude annual retreat; three Sisters celebrate Jubilees

Sisters Marian, Marie, and Veronica (l-r) The monastery were particularly quiet this past week as the community held its annual retreat. The retreat conferences were led by Sister Marielle Frigge, OSB, of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, SD. She spoke on the topic of The Paschal…

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