With a simple yet meaningful ritual, the monastic community recently welcomed Sister Edith Bogue, OSB, into our midst for a Year of Residency with the community. Sister Edith is a member of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, MN, and will spend this year in Cullman participating fully in the life of our community. Sister Mary McGehee will be her guide as she settles into life among us.
During the ritual marking the beginning of the year, Sister Edith expressed her desire to be among us, and the community in turn promised their support. Sister Tonette Sperando, Prioress, led the community in a blessing, saying “May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be your guide…May the God of every grace and blessing grant you joy and peace.” Welcome, Sister Edith!