Our community was pleased to host the Benedictine women’s Novice and Director Institute from May 8-18. This program is held annually and provides an opportunity for novices and directors to gather for nine days of classes related to Benedictine formation. This year, two novices from St. Martin’s Priory in Lacey, Washington and one novice with her director from Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas attended. Sr. Karen Ann Lortscher directed the Institute. It was good to have Benedictine women from across the country with us!