Special Announcement in response to COVID-19

Special Announcement in response to COVID-19

March 15, 2020

With an abundance of care and concern, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie are taking precautionary measures in the face of the current pandemic that has overwhelmed the world in which we live.

As of Monday, March 16, the monastery will be closed to visitors for a period of three weeks. This includes but is not limited to Saturday Lenten Vigils, Sunday Eucharist and the upcoming Feast of Benedict.

At the end of three weeks time, we will reevaluate the situation and discern how to proceed. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook pages.

We uphold you and your families in prayer and ask that you do the same for one another and for us.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Let us remain hopeful that we will soon see an end to this pandemic.

Gratefully,
Sister Anne Wambach
Prioress

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.