Development Office welcomes Sr. Minona Anne to staff

Sr. Minona Anne D’Souza recently joined the Development Office staff as Development Assistant.  In this role she is assisting Sr. Karen Ann Lortscher, Development Director, in many aspects of office operations, including working with publications, data entry, tracking of gifts and donations, sending acknowledgements to donors, and more. Sr. Minona…

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Summer newsletter – published, mailed, and now available online!

The Summer 2020 issue of Benedictine Update, our biannual newsletter, was placed in the mail to our friends and family in mid-July.  We share with you here a pdf version of the issue.  It has many quotes from our Sisters about this time of quarantine, and wise words from our…

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Sisters gather for annual summer meetings

Sister Tonette, Prioress, chaired the meetings. This past week, the Sisters gathered for their annual summer meetings.  These meetings provide us with the opportunity to review shared business, discuss important topics, and simply enjoy being together.  This year, in addition to the usual business of the…

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Virtual conferences provide opportunities for Sisters

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused most if not all Benedictine and other Religious Life conferences scheduled for this summer to move on-line via Zoom or other platforms.  An unexpected benefit of this is that more of our Sisters have been able to attend given the lack of need for travel…

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Benedict

Our festivities for today’s Feast of St. Benedict were perhaps a bit quieter than usual due to the on-going pandemic circumstances, yet they were no less heart-felt than usual in our expressions of gratitude for our Benedictine heritage. The gift of wisdom that St. Benedict bequeathed to us through his…

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Sister Minona Anne makes her Perpetual Monastic Profession

Sister Minona Anne D’Souza, O.S.B., made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in a joyful celebration at Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel on Saturday, June 27, 2020.  Sister Tonette Sperando, O.S.B., Prioress of the Monastic Community, led the Rite of Perpetual Monastic Profession and received Sister Minona Anne’s vows.  Due to the Covid-19…

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+ Sister Brigid Clarke, OSB, 1928-2020

The monastic community mourns the loss of our Sister Brigid, who died peacefully in the monastery on May 19 following a brief illness.  The community was grateful to be able to journey with her during her illness.  We miss her cheerful smile and generous heart, but know that she is…

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Easter joy amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Sister Kathleen created a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the monastery grounds to decorate the altar for Easter. The simplicity was not only necessary this year, but fitting, and just beautiful as our usual extensive array of lilies. The monastic community celebrated a festive Easter despite…

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