Monastic Life

There are many paths to God
Posted on April 19, 2018
Full Incorporation April 21, 2018 Sister Jacinta Conklin, OSB Good afternoon, I am Sister Anne Wambach, prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and, on behalf of all of our sisters, I welcome you to Mount...
Rite of Entrance to the Novitiate
Posted on January 25, 2018
Rite of Entrance to the Novitiate Kathleen McCarthy January 27, 2018 There are three proclamations from readings in the past few weeks that I believe are very appropriate for this occasion: one is from the Gospel...
First Profession
Posted on October 21, 2017
First Monastic Profession Sister Valerie Luckey October 21, 2017 Good evening and welcome to this very special occasion, the First Monastic Profession of Sister Valerie Luckey. When I welcomed you to the...
Final Profession Reflection
Posted on October 5, 2017
Perpetual Monastic Profession Patricia Witulski, OSB October 7, 2017 Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to Mount St. Benedict Monastery on this very happy and blessed occasion‒the celebration of Perpetual...
First Profession
Posted on June 2, 2017
First Monastic Profession Sister Dina Lauricella and Sister Karen Oprenchok June 3, 2017 Good evening and welcome to this very special occasion, the First Monastic Profession of Sister Dina Lauricella and Sister...
Rejoice with me, because I have found . . .
Posted on September 9, 2016
Rite of Entrance into the Novitiate Valerie Luckey September 10, 2016 On this very special occasion, the Rite of Entrance into the Novitiate for Valerie, I would like to share two ideas that I believe fit in with...
Rite of Entrance into the Novitiate
Posted on November 15, 2014
As we approach the end of the Church Year, all three readings for this Sunday challenge us to understand our life in terms of its ultimate purpose. The gospel parable of the talents and the Proverbs account of the...
2014 Blessing of Ministries
Posted on August 8, 2014
I especially like the translation and imagery from the Second Letter of Peter that we just heard. And I think that it is a good meditation for us at a Blessing of Ministry celebration. The first phrase, “It was not...
Religious Life: Life for the World
Posted on July 9, 2014
July 11, 2014 Feast of Benedict Two weeks ago I returned home from participation in the General Chapter of the Federation of St. Scholastica. Coincidently, the Gospel for today’s feast is a summary of our...
Feast of Benedict: March 21, 2014
Posted on March 21, 2014
The Gospel reading for March 21 ends with, “…everyone who has given up home, sisters or brothers, mother or father, spouse or children or property for my sake will receive many times as much and inherit everlasting life...

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