Request for Final Incorporation

Sister Jacinta Conklin was greeted with a joyful alleluia after she was accepted for final incorporation into the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

Sister Jacinta began her discernment when it became clear that her monastery in St. Marys, PA would be closing as a result of a climbing median age and lack of new members. She came to Erie in 2016 and began discerning the process of transfer which led to her request for final incorporation. Sister Anne Wambach, prioress, presented the Sister Jacinta’s request to the monastic chapter. A community vote was taken and Sister Jacinta was accepted for final incorporation and then greeted personally by each sister.

“This is a very special day for us,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. “We are blessed to accept Sister Jacinta, a faithful monastic, for full incorporation into our community.”

The Ritual of Final Incorporation (Conversatio morum) will take place in April.