AIM Board meeting at monastery

AIM Board meeting at monastery

The Alliance for International Monasticism, US Secretariat (AIM-USA) held their annual board meeting at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery September 6 and 7. Present were (standing, left to right) Mariana Olivo Espinosa, OSB, Pan de Vida Monastery, Torreon, Mexico; Anne Shepard, OSB, Mount Saint Scholastica, Atchison, KS; Joel Macul, OSB, Christ the King Priory, Schuyler, NE; Ann Hoffman, OSB, AIM-USA Executive Director. Seated, Nettie Gamble, OCSO, Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, Dubuque, IA; Christine Kosin, OSB, AIM-USA staff, and Michael Marie Rottinghaus, OSB, Immaculata Monastery, Norfolk, NE. On the screen (clockwise) Susan Quaintance, OSB, Saint Scholastica Monastery, Chicago, IL; Stan Gumula, OCSO, Monasterio Santa Maria de la Esperanza, Esmeraldas, Ecuador; Macario Martines, OSB, Benet Lake Abbey, Benet Lake, WI; and Stephanie Schmidt, OSB, Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

Board member Paul Richards, OSB, St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, MN, was unable to attend.

AIM USA represents 140 US and Canadian monasteries who are linked to 450 monasteries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. It's an organization whose reason for being is to build relationships among monastics around the world who follow the Rule of Saint Benedict. The organization works to promote solidarity and cooperation among the monasteries around the world. Learn more about AIM-USA.