Monastic Life

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...
Oblate Commitment Ceremony 2013
Posted on October 26, 2013
In Chapter 7 of the Rule of Benedict, Benedict articulates and explains twelve steps of humility, steps of the spiritual life, ways to come to know God, self and others. Today I would like to share with you a...
July 11, 2013: Feast of Benedict
Posted on July 8, 2013
Last month a community in our federation of Benedictine women experienced a traumatic event. The Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery, outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado had to evacuate their monastery in the...
Oblate Commitment Ceremony 2012
Posted on October 26, 2012
Oblate Commitment Ceremony 2012 This evening’s Gospel is one of the stories of Jesus’ travels. This time we find Jesus and his disciples in the town of Jericho. One of the most common reflections on this story is the...
Reflections on the 2012 LCWR National Assembly
Posted on August 25, 2012
Throughout the week at the LCWR Assembly I had a growing awareness that women religious are being called at this time to be leaders in creating a better world, a better church and a better universe. Far from feeling...
Sacred Space
Posted on February 17, 2012
At the supper table recently one of our sisters, who teaches at a local university, was telling us about her class in Sacred Scriptures. “I have an international student,” she mentioned, “and he has never been in a...
Thoughts from the Prioress on Oblate Committment
Posted on October 31, 2011
“Whoever exalts oneself will be humbled; but whoever humbles oneself will be exalted.” For us as followers of the Rule of Benedict the concept of humility has a unique and special meaning. The longest chapter in the...
Thoughts from the Prioress on sharing the monastic life
Posted on January 16, 2011
Just recently the community was enriched by the presence of students from Canisius College of Buffalo, NY. They chose Mount Saint Benedict Monastery and the Benedictine Sisters for their Winter Ministry Week 2011. The...

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