ABA Art Show

The American Benedictine Academy’s (ABA) convention is being held this summer, July 19-22, 2018. This biennial convention focuses on a theme relevant to the Benedictine heritage. The theme for the 2018 convention is “Artisans of the Monastery.” There was a call for actual and digital artwork. Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski submitted two photos, both of which were taken in the monastery chapel. These lovely photos will be on display during the convention which is being hosted by St. Benedict’s Monastery, Saint Joseph, MN.

Sister Margaret Ann is an artist of the monastery. She manages the Chapter 57 gift shop. In addition, she is the program director at the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House.



The American Benedictine Academy, founded in 1947, is a non-profit association whose purpose is to cultivate, support and transmit the Benedictine heritage within contemporary culture. The Academy sponsors and promotes disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research, writing and collaboration among its members. It serves as a catalyst inviting men and women to ponder creatively and to discuss the challenges to Benedictine values in the twenty-first century.