Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter. Resurrection. A past event. A living memory. Resurrection is an assurance of a glorious future with God. Christ has died. Christ is risen. The promise: we, too, will rise from the dead. But what about now? Isn’t resurrection about living a meaningful present?

Easter comes and once again resurrection reveals an energy of wonder and awe that can shape the way we live life. Celebrating Easter means celebrating that we are transformed by resurrection. Everything takes on new meaning and purpose because God’s promise was fulfilled.

The Easter challenge is simple: make resurrection a vivid reality; make resurrection your way of life. Let the love of God that raised Jesus from the dead be alive in you and through you in the world. Resurrection people reach out with wonder and awe, compassion and care, to share the power of resurrection with all of God’s creation. Resurrection people make the world a better place.

Reflect on our Easter gift to you: Christ the Lord is Risen Today. May you be inspired to see the beautiful in the simple, to embody alleluia joy and to be a blessing to all.

Sister Anne Wambach, Prioress
and the Benedictine Sisters of Erie

Sister Anne Wambach, OSB, the twenty-first prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania is a native of Philadelphia. She moved to Mount St. Benedict Monastery in 1992 to respond to a desire to experience the monastic way of life. Previously a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chestnut Hill, Sister Anne began the formal transfer process to the Erie Benedictines in 1993 and made her monastic profession in 1997.

Sister Anne has served the people of the Diocese of Erie as a teacher at St. Gregory's School in North East, Pa., from 1992-1995, and at the Neighborhood Art House in Erie, beginning as program director in 1995 and as executive director since 2005. She served on the Monastic Council from 2006-2010.