AIM USA Board Goes the Distance

Sister Ann Hoffman, Executive Director of AIM USA (Alliance for International Monasticism) and her staff, Sisters Therese Glass and Christine Kosin, who work under the direction of a Board of Trustees, hosted the Board’s 2019 annual meeting at Mount St. Benedict in Erie on October 9. “Exciting new frontiers were forged at this meeting,” shared Sister Ann. “A board member from Ecuador participated via Zoom technology, opening new horizons and bridging walls and oceans that divide.”

The board is made up of nine members who represent male and female, Cistercian and Benedictine Monasteries. In addition, Sister Anne Wambach, as prioress of the hosting monastery, and Sister Ann are non-voting board members. “It is always a pleasure to welcome these dedicated monastics into our home,” said Sister Anne, prioress. “We are enriched by their presence and their commitment to assisting missionary monasteries throughout the world.”

Front Row (L-R):
Sister Mary David Hydro, OSB, Holy Name Monastery, St. Leo, FL
Abbot Stanislaus Gumula, OCSO, Mepkin Abbey, Ecuador (on computer screen)
Sister Ann Hoffman, OSB, Executive Director, Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA
Sister Therese Glass, OSB, Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA

Back Row (L-R):
Father Joel Macul, OSB, Christ the King Monastery, Schuyler, NE
Abbot Neal Roth, OSB, St. Martin’s Abbey, Lacey, WA
Brother Paul Richards, OSB, St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
Sister Anne Wambach, OSB, Prioress, Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA
Sister Michael Marie Rottinghaus, OSB, Immaculata Monastery, Norfolk, NE
Sister Chris Kosin, OSB, Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA
Sister Anne Shepard, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
Sister Nancy Miller, OSB, President, Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, ND,

Unable to be present: Mother Maureen McCabe, OCSO, Mt. St. Mary’s Monastery, Wrentham, MA

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