Oblates gather for annual retreat

The Oblates of our community gathered this past weekend for their annual retreat. Sister Priscilla Cohen, Oblate Director, planned and coordinated the gathering. The oblates themselves were the featured speakers with presentations by Cathy Randall, Claudia Davis, and Jan White. Cathy presented a beautiful video of her participation last month…

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Community prepares to host international Benedictine gathering

Our monastic community is excitedly preparing to host the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum (CIB) Council of Delegates. The CIB is an international organization of Benedictine women’s communities around the world. Most of the CIB’s nineteen regions will have a delegate present at the meeting, with participants coming from South Africa, India,…

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Cullman sisters participate in 55 and Under gathering

Five Sisters from Cullman recently attended the national gathering of “55 & Under. ” The program, held at Immaculate Monastery in Norfolk, NE,  gathered Benedictine Sisters in this age bracket from across the USA & from Mexico for conversations envisioning the future of Benedictine life and an opportunity to share…

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Sister Elisabeth and Sister Therese attend course in Rome

Sisters Elisabeth and Therese with their certificates of completion. Sister Elisabeth and Sister Therese recently returned from two weeks of participation in Leadership and the Rule of St. Benedict, a course taught at Sant’Anslemo Pontifical University in Rome. They were among 23 monastics from 14 countries…

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Celebrating with our brother monks, and with the diocese

Fr. Pachomius (r) and Fr. John McDonald as Principal Concelebrant with Sr. Elisabeth, Prioress, following the Mass On Saturday, June 10, several Sisters attended the priestly ordination of two monks of our neighboring Benedictines at St. Bernard Abbey. The following day, on Corpus Christi, Fr. Pachomius…

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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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