BFP joins hundreds of Catholics to protest ICE

September 5, 2019

Representatives of Benedictines for Peace participated in civil disobedience as part of the Catholic Action for Immigrant children held in Newark, NY on September 4.

Global Sisters Report posts article by Sister Linda Romey

September 5, 2019

Global Sisters Report posts recent article by Sister Linda Romey:“It’s traditions, not religious life.”

Helping the Environment

September 2, 2019

Consider attending Erie's Second Annual EV Car Show -- a great opportunity to explore many of the makes and models available on the market.

Labor Day Mindfulness: Ora et labora

September 1, 2019

As we celebrate Labor Day let us be thankful for the gift and opportunity of work ... May God bless the work that we do for the good of all.

Check out the upcoming Reuse Fest

August 29, 2019

Erie Benedictines’ CARE (Committee for Alternative Resource Energy) invites you to support a local effort to divert materials from local landfills to reuse and suggests checking out the upcoming Erie Reuse Fest.

Vigil for Immigrant Children

August 27, 2019

Join Benedictines for Peace as we gather on September 4 to renew and amplify our call for the Trump Administration to end the abuse and trauma of migrant children and stop separating families at the border and in the interior.

SBEC Participates in National Night Out

August 26, 2019

In Erie and across the country, National Night Out looks to increase public awareness about law enforcement, social services and safety programs.

Silent Peace Walk: Second Anniversary

August 22, 2019

On August 21, the 2nd anniversary of the SILENT PEACE WALK was celebrated with a picnic preceding the walk around the East side neighborhood that is home to a number of Benedictine ministries.

Taste of the Arts

August 21, 2019

The Taste of the Arts planning committee is "cooking up" a spectacular evening of fun and food for The Arts . . . Our Secret Ingredient.

Silent Peace Walk Second Anniversary

August 20, 2019

August is the Second Anniversary of monthly Silent Peace Walks as a response to the escalating tensions and divisiveness present in our country and our world.

Treasures & Such Benefits from Generosity of Local Church

August 15, 2019

We are grateful to the Our Lady of Peace 7:00 a.m. daily Mass group for their generosity to Treasures & Such and all the Erie organizations they have touched. They certainly are an example of the old saying, “From little things, large things grow!”

Thank you, thank you, thank you

August 14, 2019

With your interest and help we are able, as scripture says, "to do immeasurably more than we could imagine" (Ephesians 3:20).

Erie Gives Day

August 12, 2019

On Erie Gives Day, Tuesday, August 13, a percentage match of your donation will expand your contribution to support.

Faithfulness to the Monastic Way of Life

August 8, 2019

“Witnessing women who have lived the vowed life for 75, 70 and 60 years renew their vows is a very touching moment,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress . . .

Transfigure us, O God

August 6, 2019

Please join us in our quest for a less violent world by praying a mantra for peace. Doing so is one way that the radiance of God’s transforming presence can be reflected in today’s world.

Kids Cafe takes a Field Trip to Shoe Carnival and Splash Lagoon

August 5, 2019

Over 60 children from the Kids Cafe took their annual trip to Splash Lagoon in late July, stopping first at Shoe Carnival to get a new pair of shoes for school.

Say no to violence

August 4, 2019

We, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, are grief-stricken by the senseless loss of life and severe injury to the minds, hearts and spirits of the many who were affected by this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

Jubilee Highlights

August 3, 2019

Last week we shared a snapshot of jubilee day. This week we share the highlights of a day that remains vivid in our memories . . . Click on the arrow to view a slide show. Let the photos tell the story of a meaningful and memorable day . . .

Infirmary residents put on Art Show with the help of two VMA Students

July 30, 2019

“We really enjoyed trying new and creative crafts,” said Lauren and Rachel. “And getting to know the kind-hearted sisters was special. We have learned many things that we’ll carry through life. We will cherish the four summers we spent here.”

New Volunteer Group at Emmaus

July 30, 2019

". . . my friends and I have been looking for a place to do some service. When I met Sister Mary, it felt like God had brought us together at Tom’s funeral."

A Jubilee "snapshot"

July 28, 2019

A jubilee "snapshot" and reflections given by Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. It was a wonderful celebration beyond words to describe.

Jubilee Day

July 27, 2019

Today is Jubilee Day for four of our sisters. It promises to be a great celebration!

Reflections on 2019 Joan Chittister Institute

July 22, 2019

Pat McDonough, one of 26 women from across the country who attended the recent week-long Joan Chittister Institute for Contemporary Spirituality at Mount Saint Benedict monastery, shares her reflections.

GED Classes Can Improve Lives

July 18, 2019

Paul Groucutt listens to clients at St. Benedict Education Center and prepares to write about how GED classes improve lives and self-esteem.

Two Opportunities Available

July 17, 2019

Benedictines for Peace and the Sisters of St. Joseph are hosting events on Thursday, July 18, at 7:00 PM. Both are valuable opportunities. We hope you will be able to attend one of them.

Emmaus Ministries receives gift from Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Council Fund

July 16, 2019

The Northwestern Pennsylvania Food Council recently dissolved and shared $530,000 with local non-profits, including $30,000 with Emmaus Ministries.

Little Blog for Beginners by Jacqueline Small

July 12, 2019

Postulant Jacqueline Small shares some thoughts on her first month of postulancy and other reflections as well in her Little Blog for Beginners.

Prioress offers reflection on the feast of Benedict

July 12, 2019

Sister Anne Wambach, prioress, reflects on the history of the organization of all Benedictine women in the world into what is now known as the CIB (Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum) -- the International Communion of Benedictine Women.

Benedict, the Man of God

July 11, 2019

Celebrating the Feast of Benedict by sharing a special drawing of this humble man of God created by Artist Jen Frazer, Postulant.

Celebrating the Feast of Benedict

July 10, 2019

This feast of Benedict, marked in the middle of summer and in the middle of the ordinary time of the liturgical year, becomes a source of inspiration and encouragement for all of us . . .

HECA Newsletter

July 10, 2019

Hold Erie Coke Accountable (HECA) has released a Special Newsletter now that the Erie Coke plant has been denied a new operating permit. Please read, share, and spread awareness.

Second Annual Erie Poor People's March

July 5, 2019

Residents of Erie County have planned to come together for the 2nd Annual Erie Poor People’s March.

Freedom for all

July 3, 2019

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” (Nelson Mandela)

In Memoriam: Sister Justina Gutowski, OSB

July 1, 2019

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie remember Sister Justina Gutowski who entered into eternal rest on June 30, 2019.

Benedictine Ministries Collaborating

June 30, 2019

Emmaus Ministries and the Neighborhood Art House might be backyard neighbors, but they don’t always overlap. Until the summertime, that is . . .

Poetry helps see what could be

June 27, 2019

“As a lover of poetry, I especially enjoyed Bonnie’s presentation,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. “We have gotten to know Bonnie in many ways, as a theologian, Merton scholar and retreat director but this evening we experienced her as a poet . . . "

Victorious Missionaries at Emmaus Soup Kitchen

June 27, 2019

“Just because you have a disability,” said Pat Fronzaglia, “doesn’t mean you can’t do anything.” Pat and her group, the Victorious Missionaries, prove this each year when they volunteer at the Emmaus Soup Kitchen.

Enrichment Series: Wednesday, June 26

June 22, 2019

The next Enrichment Series is coming up--this Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 PM. Do join us at the monastery for this special event. Free and open to the public.

We’d like to introduce you to our new look

June 20, 2019

Our Website Home Page has undergone a makeover and if you are reading this blurb you are looking at it. We are excited to introduce you to the new look.

The sun came out and the spirit was tangible--success at its best!

June 20, 2019

The sun came out and the spirit was tangible—success at its best! Thanks to all who made the first ever Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament a memorable event.

Special Tribute to Sister Joan Chittister

June 18, 2019

No one was more surprised than Sister Joan Chittister when she was presented with a bronze sculpture of her likeness commissioned by Betsy and Bill Vorsheck.

Kids Cafe takes Field Trips to Perry Square

June 17, 2019

When it’s hot outside and the children are at the Kids Cafe, what do they do? They go to Perry Square and run around in the fountain on North Park Row in downtown Erie!

Today's the day!

June 17, 2019

The day has arrived! If you are looking for us, we’ll be out at the Lake Shore Country Club for our first ever Golf Tournament Charity Fundraiser.

Sacrament of Anointing

June 13, 2019

“May all of us know peace, healing and the deep strength of our common faith,” prayed Sister Anne Wambach, prioress, as the community gathered for the celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing within the setting of the community’s evening prayer.

Update #3 from Sister Dianne Sabol

June 12, 2019

Mayor Joe Schember visited St. Benedict Community Center at Sister Dianne Sabol's invitation. He played wheelchair basketball for at least 45 minutes with a team that gave him a run for his money.

Community Retreat Begins

June 11, 2019

Ordinary Time: The Wisdom of Routine

June 10, 2019

It is the day after Pentecost. The Liturgical year returns to ordinary Time. "But the truth is that there is nothing ordinary—if by ordinary we mean inferior or less important—about a period such as this at all.

Come, Spirit, Come

June 9, 2019

The Easter Season comes to an end. The Church celebrates Pentecost and honors the coming of the Spirit. Pentecost immerses us into the implications of what it means to be Christian.

Update #2 from Sister Dianne Sabol

May 31, 2019

Sister Dianne Sabol shares UPDATE #2 on the Adapted Sports Program at St. Benedict Community Center. She gives a shout-out to Mark Bliley and Betsy and Marco Monsalve. Adapt-ABILITY is what it's all about.

Sister Katherine Horan receives Green Apple Award

May 31, 2019

Sister Katherine Horan was in for a big surprise when Betsy Weist of the Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation (JPIC) team from the Sisters of St. Joseph NWPA showed up at Our Lady of Peace School.

Emmaus Grove Master Gardener Michael Bailey Awarded

May 30, 2019

Mike Bailey, co-coordinator of Emmaus Grove: The Erie Urban Farm School, was this year’s recipient of the Helping Hands Award presented by Erie Catholic Charities.

Silent Peace Walk at Emmaus Grove

May 28, 2019

It was fitting that the Silent Peace Walk in May, sponsored by Benedictines for Peace, took place in a garden, a reminder of new beginnings and new life. mmaus Grove: The Erie Urban Farm School was the place chosen for the monthly walk.

Memorial Day: Seek Peace and Pursue It

May 26, 2019

Each year on Memorial Day we pause to remember those who gave their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy. In our prayer for peace we honor service members who passed away in the line of duty.

Update #1 from Sister Dianne Sabol

May 24, 2019

Sister Dianne Sabol gives an update on the Adapted Sports Program initiated in February at St. Benedict Community Center. The first eight week program was recently completed.

Sister Joan Chittister to appear on “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey (OWN)

May 20, 2019

In this episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah Winfrey talks with author and activist Sister Joan Chittister to discuss her newest book, The Time Is Now: A Call For Uncommon Courage (Penguin Random House).

From Potter and McKean Counties: SBEC Donors Outside Erie

May 16, 2019

The Treasures & Such participant store at SBEC is often the receiver of donations collected by Sisters Phyllis Schleicher and Mary Hoffman through their Catholic Rural Ministry in Potter and McKean counties.

LCWR Social Media Campaign – Standing Against Racism—May 15

May 15, 2019

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are participating in the Standing Against Racism social media campaign sponsored by the LCWR Global Concerns committee from April 3—May 15, 2019.

Spring Sing at the Monastery

May 14, 2019

The Nonprofit's Guide to Homelessness Training

May 13, 2019

Spring Sing at the Monastery

May 13, 2019

LCWR Social Media Campaign – Standing Against Racism—May 8

May 8, 2019

The Erie Benedictines join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in resisting racism.

Treasures & Such Participant Store at SBEC is Bright and Beautiful

May 7, 2019

Volunteers at St. Benedict Education Center's participant store create a welcoming and attractive atmosphere for shoppers.

Joan Chittister ... Her Story, My Story, Our Story

May 4, 2019

Villa Outreach Day at Emmaus Soup Kitchen

May 3, 2019

Blessed with a "Riepper"

May 1, 2019

The Passionate Teacher with Dancing Hands

May 1, 2019

LCWR Social Media Campaign – Standing Against Racism—May 1

May 1, 2019

Maintenance Move-over Make-Over a success

April 30, 2019

Sisters Phyllis Schleicher and Mary Hoffman Honored

April 29, 2019

Jacqueline Small enters the Postulancy

April 28, 2019

Youth Pledge their Care for the Earth

April 26, 2019

Do you have a poem in your pocket?

April 25, 2019


April 25, 2019

LCWR Social Media Campaign—Standing Against Racism—April 24

April 24, 2019

Sister Pat Lupo to be interviewed about HECA on local talk radio show

April 23, 2019

Move-In Day

April 22, 2019

Let us bow down and worship

April 21, 2019

39th Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace

April 19, 2019

O God, Hear our Prayer

April 19, 2019

Guess what we did?

April 17, 2019

LCWR Social Media Campaign – Standing Against Racism—April 17

April 17, 2019

Holy Week Begins

April 14, 2019

ServErie at Emmaus Grove: The Erie Urban Farm School

April 12, 2019

Faculty Scholarship Display at Mercyhurst includes selections from Erie Benedictine Oblate/Professor

April 11, 2019

Emmaus Soup Kitchen to enjoy Romolo Easter Chocolates

April 10, 2019

LCWR Social Media Campaign—Standing Against Racism—April 10

April 10, 2019

Blessing of the Land

April 5, 2019

Erie Coke Plant Community Impact Update

April 5, 2019

St. Jude Students Feed 5,000--Collection for Emmaus Soup Kitchen

April 4, 2019

Peace, Saalom, Shalom

April 3, 2019

LCWR Social Media Campaign – Standing Against Racism—April 3

April 3, 2019

Stand Against Racism Social Media Campaign

April 2, 2019

Gift of Self Light

April 1, 2019

New Book from Joan Chittister: The Time is Now

March 28, 2019

Almost time . . .

March 25, 2019

Prioress' reflections for the Feast of Benedict

March 22, 2019

Global Sisters Report posts article by Sister Susan Doubet

March 21, 2019

Celebrate Benedict and "seed the future"

March 20, 2019

Golf Tournament plans being finalized

March 19, 2019

Novice Kathleen McCarthy makes her First Monastic Profession

March 17, 2019

May God have mercy . . .

March 15, 2019

GE Donation to Emmaus Soup Kitchen

March 13, 2019

The Creation of a Community of Kindness

March 11, 2019

2019 Spring Art Show: “In praise of . . .

March 11, 2019

International Women's Day and NCSW

March 8, 2019

SBA Alum Chef Lisa featured in Erie Times News

March 8, 2019

Lent and the culture of encounter

March 6, 2019

Congratulations to Oblate Malinda Bostick

March 5, 2019

See what Joan Martter has to say about being an Emmaus Volunteer

March 4, 2019

"Creating a Community of Kindness – A Conversation” set for March 10

March 1, 2019

Emmaus and Mercyhurst University

February 28, 2019

Oil City Deanery CRM instrumental in spreading Care for the Earth

February 27, 2019

Second printing of Tweetable Rule

February 26, 2019

New Program at St. Benedict Community Center: Indoor Wheelchair Basketball

February 23, 2019

Build bridges, not walls

February 16, 2019

A Special Valentine

February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day

February 13, 2019

Photo Recap of a Memorable Occasion: 2019 Prophet of Peace Award

February 12, 2019

Mark your calendar now for an evening of sharing celebrating poet Mary Oliver

February 11, 2019

Edwina Gateley: 2019 Prophet of Peace

February 9, 2019

The Feast of Scholastica

February 9, 2019

100th Book Review Posted

February 9, 2019

Students from St. Gregory School visit Emmaus Ministries

February 6, 2019

NAH offers Shapes and Shadows: an Introduction to Charcoal Drawing February 21

February 4, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Fundraiser Golf Tournament June 17

January 30, 2019

A legacy that challenges

January 25, 2019

Poetry Grant will make Poems on State Street possible

January 24, 2019

The People's Supper

January 23, 2019

Novice moving forward

January 22, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21, 2019

Everything on earth is filled with sacred presence

January 18, 2019

SBEC among recipients of Employment and Training Innovation Grants from DHS

January 16, 2019

A week of memories

January 15, 2019

The Community welcomes two Postulants

January 13, 2019

The Baptism of Jesus

January 12, 2019

Reflections from a Year Long Emmaus Volunteer: Priscilla Richter

January 11, 2019

Farewell to Sister Xaveria

January 10, 2019

Frigid Frolic benefits Emmaus

January 8, 2019

The Infirmary begins the New Year with an Open House

January 7, 2019

Canisius Students have arrived--let the experience begin!

January 6, 2019

Welcome to the Mount!

January 5, 2019

The New Year Begins

December 31, 2018

Celebrate the Light

December 25, 2018

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 23, 2018

Advent: Week IV

December 22, 2018

SBEC Staff Celebrate

December 21, 2018

First Ever SBEC Christmas Shopping Experience

December 19, 2018

Kids Cafe Christmas Store Donations

December 18, 2018

The tradition continues—another beautiful concert

December 17, 2018

Week III—Gaudete Sunday

December 15, 2018

Oblates Gather for Advent Reflection

December 14, 2018

Something smells good

December 13, 2018

2018 SBA Christmas Party

December 11, 2018

Oblate Initiate Breanna Mekuly is headed to Panama

December 10, 2018

Advent: Week II

December 8, 2018

"Will Run for ..." Emmaus Ministries

December 6, 2018

Chapter 57 Online Gift Shop: Give Art this Christmas

December 5, 2018

Priscilla Richter completes Benedicta Riepp Monastic Experience

December 4, 2018

Love Knows No Borders: A 24 hour procession with Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 3, 2018

Advent: Week I

December 2, 2018

Joan Chittister to attend COP 24

November 30, 2018

A bountiful harvest

November 30, 2018

KFC for Emmaus

November 28, 2018

Follow the Star with Tennessee Backporch

November 26, 2018

Cross out passive, change it to active

November 23, 2018

A Thanksgiving Wish

November 21, 2018

Mass of Remembrance Celebrated

November 20, 2018

New Art House Video

November 14, 2018

STAY IN THE LOOP continues strong

November 10, 2018

2018 Emmaus Coat Drive and Giveaway

November 7, 2018

Highlights from the 2018 Oblate Weekend

November 2, 2018

Emmaus Ministries celebrates a Dedicated Volunteer Nurse

November 2, 2018

All Saints—All Souls

November 1, 2018

A Halloween Treat for students at St. Benedict Child Development Center

October 30, 2018

Dr. Robert J. Wicks: compassionate and wise

October 29, 2018

We lament and we pray

October 28, 2018

Erie Benedictines stand with LCWR on the welcome of migrants

October 26, 2018

Join us in prayer with the Community of Life and Hope program 2018

October 25, 2018

Nuns on the Bus: Let Justice Roll Like a River

October 23, 2018

Liturgy from A to Z: October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018

NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus Is Coming to Erie

October 19, 2018

Annual Appreciation Dinner: Thank you to the Fairfield Hose Company

October 17, 2018

SHE Matters Women's Event

October 15, 2018

Liturgy from A to Z: October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018

Woodturner Sister Audrey Steff

Woodturner Sister Audrey Steff, Featured Artist

October 12, 2018

OSV article: Sisters 'Take back the Site'

October 12, 2018

EMTA and Emmaus

October 11, 2018

A glorious time of year, a glorious day

October 10, 2018

Understanding Erie Refocused

October 9, 2018

Liturgy from A to Z: October 8, 2018

October 6, 2018

Is anyone among you sick?

October 5, 2018

Participants gather in the courtyard at the monastery of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. Photo: Br. Simon Stubbs, OSB, Sant’ Anelsmo

Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum: Let all be welcomed as Christ

October 3, 2018

Emmaus in Attendance at the CROP Walk

October 2, 2018

Liturgy from A to Z: October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

Pies in the Face, Jeans, and Emmaus Soup Kitchen

September 28, 2018

Jubilee 2018 Re-cap

September 26, 2018

Erie Insurance Charity Golf Tournament benefits Emmaus Ministries

September 24, 2018

Iconography: Symbolism and Color

September 24, 2018

Jubilee Day

September 22, 2018