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If resurrection changes everything, can it change me, can it change you?

The Easter season extends through Pentecost on June 9. The entire season is an invitation to open our eyes to new life, to see what is and to envision what can be. Jesus, the human life of God, is let loose in the world to empower us to be resurrection . . . . Alleluia!

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Dr. Robert J. Wicks: compassionate and wise
October 29, 2018

A wise and compassionate man was the speaker for the community’s annual October Weekend. Dr. Wicks, a clinical psychologist and writer about the intersection of spirituality and psychology, offered insights into dealing with a unique kind of darkness called “secondary stress”—that which is experienced by persons who are in the healing and helping professions.

Wicks used his 2017 book, Night Call: Embracing Compassion and Hope in a Troubled World, as the basis for the insights he shared. Night Call offers the stories and principles gleaned over many years of...

We lament and we pray
October 28, 2018

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie uphold all those affected by the tragedy that unfolded at Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. There are no words to express our deep sadness at the senseless violence that took the lives of 11 innocent victims and inflicted injuries of body, mind heart and soul on so many. We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of the Jewish faith helping them to bear their grief with our prayer and support. May they know God’s peace.

Sister Anne Wambach, Prioress

Erie Benedictines stand with LCWR on the welcome of migrants
October 26, 2018

The Central American Migrant Caravan continues its walk through Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States border and receiving asylum. To date our country’s administration is reportedly considering a new executive order aimed at blocking asylum-seekers and migrants from crossing the border.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has released a public statement calling for the welcome and humane treatment of arriving migrants in a manner that respects their dignity and rights under US and international law.

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Join us in prayer with the Community of Life and Hope program 2018
October 25, 2018

Join us in prayer with the Community of Life and Hope program 2018

  • Do you have loved ones in need of prayers?
  • Is there a deceased loved one who meant the world to you?
  • Is a friend, family member, or colleague in need of special prayers or celebrating an important event?

Join us during the month of November, especially on All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, in prayer. Your specific prayer requests will be shared with 90 Sisters, one of whom will remember your loved ones, both living and deceased, in her personal prayer. Your intentions will also...

Nuns on the Bus: Let Justice Roll Like a River
October 23, 2018

It was a beautiful fall afternoon, sunny and pleasant, when Nuns on the Bus: the Tax Justice Truth Tour rolled into Erie at Perry Square on October 22. The tour seeks to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes on the 2017 Tax Law and the many attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Nuns on the Bus effort is channeled into working for just tax policies that mend the gaps in the nation.

Nuns on the Bus was greeted with music from a gathered group of 150 people who joined in singing: “Let Justice Roll Like a River” led by Sister Marilyn Schauble. The...

Liturgy from A to Z: October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018

Every Monday Sister Karen Oprenchok posts an entry on Liturgy from A-Z. In today's post she addresses Liturgical Time. Click here to read what she has to say.

 

 

 

NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus Is Coming to Erie
October 19, 2018

Who we elect matters. NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus is on the road again- for the first time in two years - to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes on the 2017 Tax Law and the many attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Nuns on the Bus: the Tax Justice Truth Tour is traveling from California to Mar-a-Lago ahead of the 2018 midterms to focus on reasonable revenue for responsible programs.

We know that our tax policy hurts our communities while giving handouts to the wealthiest in our nation. We must work for just tax policies that mend the gaps in our nation...

Annual Appreciation Dinner: Thank you to the Fairfield Hose Company
October 17, 2018

In a show of gratitude the Benedictine Sisters of Erie hosted members of the Fairfield Hose Company for dinner and an evening of Benedictine hospitality. Established in 1945, this volunteer fire company is all about neighbors helping neighbors and has long served the neighborhood of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery.

Sister Marcia Sigler, having served for 10 years (1995-2005) as an active volunteer EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), is considered an honorary member of the company and does a lot of behind-...

SHE Matters Women's Event
October 15, 2018

Where do you go for medical or dental care if you’re a homeless or underserved woman in Erie? On Saturday, October 6th, you could go to SHE Matters Women’s event organized by students at LECOM along with the Faith Community Nurses at St. Benedict Education Center.

“Several guests of Emmaus Ministries attended the SHE Matters Women’s event,” said Breanna Mekuly, Emmaus employee, “including one of our larger families at the soup kitchen. The eldest daughter was thrilled because she won a bike! This was the first bike she had ever owned and she beamed the whole afternoon.”

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Liturgy from A to Z: October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018

Every Monday Sister Karen Oprenchok posts an entry on Liturgy from A-Z. In today's post she again addresses Liturgical Environment. Click here to read what she has to say about setting the environment in the liturgical space.

 

 

Woodturner Sister Audrey Steff, Featured Artist
October 12, 2018
Woodturner Sister Audrey Steff

Chapter 57 Online Gallery and Gift Shop is featuring three original pieces by woodturner Sister Audrey Steff: two lighthouses and a small bowl.

Sister Audrey has been turning wood for more than 40 years and her pieces sell almost as soon as they are put out for sale. Lighthouses have become a favorite for her because, she explains, “I love being near the water and lighthouses are so significant to water.” And then she adds with a grin, “But really, someone asked me to make one. So, I did, and I found I liked...

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