Farewell to Sister Xaveria

The community bid farewell to Sister Xaveria Jeong who headed back for her second semester at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Sister Xaveria spent her break between semesters with the Erie Benedictines, enjoying Christmas and the holidays with the community. “We hope Sister Xaveria will return to visit us again before she completes her studies and returns home to South Korea,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. “It was a joy to have her here with us for this past month.”

Sister Xaveria is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Daegu. The Erie Benedictines have offered hospitality to other members of that community through the years and, as Sister Mary Therese Egan says, “It has always been a very positive and memorable experience for them and for us.” Sister Mary Therese, whose Maryknoll priest brother, Father Tom Egan, ministered for many years in Korea, keeps the Deagu connection alive. She was a special help to Sister Xaveria as she integrated with the community and gained confidence in her English-speaking skills during her time in Erie.