Celebrating with our ‘grandmother-house’

One of our two ‘grandmother houses’ – St. Benedict’s Monastery in Pittsburgh, PA – is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.  As part of the celebration, Sr. Tonette was invited to participate in a special evening of giving thanks and celebrating their ministerial heritage, including the founding of their two…

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Community hosts visiting Sisters

  Earlier this week, the community hosted members of Region 5 of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for their fall meeting.  The event drew leaders of women’s religious communities from Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama.  Participating in the meeting from Sacred Heart were Sisters Tonette Sperando, Priscilla Cohen, Lynn…

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+ Sister Mary Grace Mecke, 1926 – 2019

Sister Mary Grace Mecke died peacefully this morning in the monastery infirmary.  Her Sisters had been keeping vigil and she passed tranquilly into the arms of God. A link to her obituary can be found here.

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Sisters Tonette and Lynn Marie attend international Benedictine meeting

Sisters Tonette and Lynn Marie recently attended the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum (CIB) Conference of Delegates meeting in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  Sr. Lynn Marie chaired the meeting as Moderator of the CIB.  Sr. Tonette attended as a delegate from Region 9.  They gathered with 21 Benedictine women from 11 different CIB regions…

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South Korean Benedictine visits Sacred Heart

The Sisters welcomed Mother Dolores of Seoul, South Korea to the monastery for several days in September.  Mother Dolores had attended the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum meeting in Cuernovaca, Mexico and stopped by for a visit in Cullman before returning to South Korea.  The Sisters greatly enjoyed her presence and her…

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