Ways of Giving

How Your Gift to the Benedictine Sisters Makes a Difference

For more than 150 years the Benedictine Sisters of Erie have listened with the ear of our hearts to the needs of our region, our country, and our world. We have always relied on the financial generosity of others to help us address the needs of the Sisters and all those we serve.

Today, more than ever, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, with our Oblates and our co-workers, continue our Mission and vision for a world where all people are treated with dignity and respect, where all creation is seen as sacred.

Making a gift to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie is so important! Your financial help makes it possible for us to continue our Charism of:

• Community prayer and spirituality
• Ministry to the poor and disadvantaged
• Working for justice, especially for women and children
• World peace and disarmament
• Stewardship, sustainability and partnership with the Earth

We provide and care for

83 elders of low income and those with disabilities, who live in safe and comfortable apartments at Benetwood Apartments
St. Benedict Education Center
2,500 clients per year, including 300 refugees, who are taught the skills needed to transition from welfare to work at St. Benedict Education Center
St. Benedict Community Center
400 physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged persons, and at-risk youth who are provided with recreational and therapeutic facilities at St. Benedict Community Center
Neighborhood Art House
500 at-risk children who attend classes in the visual, performing and literary arts at Inner City Neighborhood Art House
St. Benedict Child Development Center
175 children from low income working families at our Day Care/ Preschool facility at St. Benedict Child Development Center

Every gift makes a difference...Thank You

Sister Anne Wambach

Your gift to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie can make the difference in the lives of thousands of children, women and men of all faiths. Your support makes you a partner in our ministries and connects you in a unique way to our Community.

You journey with us, in doing our best to follow the long and proud tradition of Benedict’s Rule, to “revere one another…think deeply about life everyday…pray daily…and live as community.”

On behalf of the Sisters, THANK YOU for your kindness and generosity!

In gratitude,
Sister Anne Wambach, OSB, Prioress

P.S. Please join us today with a generous donation by check or credit card online.

We provide and serve

350 meals per week to children at Sister Gus’ Kid’s Cafe

1,000 meals per week to those who visit Emmaus Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

20,000 food bags per year

Hospitality and spirituality:

Through our various Retreats, Hermitages and Spirituality Programs
• Seasons of the Spirit
• Mid-Life Directions
• Listening Point – Hermitages and Guests Rooms
• Reflection Days for Women in Transition
• St. Benedict Academy Alumnae Association

Nourishment for the mind and the heart:

• Benetvision which publishes books, pamphlets and other resources on spirituality
• Chapter 57 that offers alternative gifts and artwork made by Sisters & Oblates
• Monasteries of the Heart Online and On-site Communities

Opportunities to join the Sisters in prayer and action:

• The Oblate Way of Life
• Benedictines for Peace
• Benedicta Riepp Program

Need help? Contact the Development Office

Mary Jane Vergotz, OSB
Development Director
814-899-0614 ext. 2409
Jo Clarke, Oblate
Director of Annual Giving
814-899-0614 ext. 2281
Patti Eichen
Development Staff
814-899-0614 ext. 2442
Ann Comstock, Oblate
Database Administrator and St. Benedict Academy Alumnae Coordinator
814-899-0614 ext. 2573

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