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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+ 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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