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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Community hosts formation program

NADI 2023 participants 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…

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Sisters attend groundbreaking in Huntsville

Sisters Tonette, Lynn Elisabeth, and Veronica (l-r) attended the groundbreaking program and ceremonies this week for the new school building at Holy Family School in Huntsville. How good it was to greet many friends in the Huntsville area and to see the commitment to Catholic education in our diocese. Congratulations…

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Sister Gabriela received into Transfer Program

Sister Gabriela Ramirez, of the Misioneras Guadalupanas del Espíritu Santo, was received into the Transfer Program of Sacred Heart Monastery during Vespers on Saturday, April 15, 2023. During the ritual of entrance into the program, Sister Janet Marie Flemming, Transfer Director, presented Sister Gabriela to Sister Elisabeth Meadows, Prioress, who…

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Sisters celebrate with St. Florian parish

On Sunday, October 9, six Benedictine Sisters traveled to St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Florian, AL, for the parish’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Mass. Our community has a long and treasured friendship with this community and it was wonderful to celebrate with them. (l-r) Sisters Karen Ann,…

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Oblates gather for annual retreat

The sisters joyously welcomed the Oblate community to the Retreat Center this past weekend for their first in-person annual retreat since the beginning of the pandemic. Sisters Elisabeth, Lynn Marie, and Therese led the program part of the weekend while Sister Priscilla, Oblate Director, coordinated the gathering. Both oblates and…

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Sister Madeline Contorno celebrates 50th Jubilee

The monastic community joyously celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Sister Madeline Contorno, OSB, on Saturday, July 16. The chapel pews were filled with friends and family who joined the monastic community for the celebration. In this photo, Sister Madeline reads her renewal of her Monastic Profession before the gathered assembly….

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+ Sister Margaret Siffert, OSB, 1963-2022

The monastic community mourns the passing of Sister Margaret Siffert, OSB, on July 14, 2022, following an illness. Sisters and family members kept vigil at her bedside during her final days, days which were filled with expressions of faith, love, and of trust in God. Her monastic family and her…

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