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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+ Sister Mary Vincent Beckman, OSB, 1927-2021

We are saddened to announce the death of Sister Mary Vincent Beckman, OSB.  Sister Mary Vincent died late in the day this past Tuesday at the age of 93.  We miss her, and know that many others will miss her as well.  A master teacher, expert administrator, skilled musician, and…

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Easter celebration

Although missing the presence of guests, the community celebrated a beautiful Holy Week and Easter.  Following are some pictures from our liturgical celebrations.  

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Weekly Lenten reflections from the Sisters

The Sisters are offering live reflections on the Gospel reading for each Sunday of Lent.  Based on the fruit of each Sister’s lectio divina (sacred reading), the reflections are being streamed on Facebook Live at 7:30 PM each Saturday evening, then posted on this webpage and on our YouTube channel. …

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Lenten traditions in the monastery

Our Lenten traditions may feature face masks this year, but otherwise we carry on uninterrupted in our monastic practices for the season of Lent.  We always begin this time of greater silence, increased prayer, and individual Lenten practices with an exhortation from our prioress and her blessing on our Lenten…

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A New Year’s Greeting from our Prioress

We share with you here a New Year’s reflection from our Prioress, Sister Tonette, which offered to the community this morning.  Due to COVID-19, we were unable to have a priest for Mass, but we celebrated the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God with a Communion Service followed by a…

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Advent video reflections offer Sisters a new opportunity for ministry

This Advent, the Sisters offered a series of live-streamed reflections on each Saturday evening of Advent.  Each video featured a different Benedictine Sister sharing her reflections on the Gospel of that Sunday.  Below are recordings of the live-streams.  The monastic community is grateful to be able to minister in this…

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Praying for Peace on Election Day

The Benedictine Sisters of Cullman will join over 175 Congregations of women religious in praying for peace around the clock on November 3rd, Election Day.  As part of these 24 hours of perpetual prayer, our community has volunteered to pray from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.  Our Sisters will also…

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All Souls’ Day – procession and prayer

The Sisters made their annual All Souls’ Day procession to the monastic cemetery this afternoon, praying Vespers and remembering each of the Sisters (and a few others) who are buried there.  This is a treasured time for us – remembering and honoring those who have gone before us, and seeking…

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