Friday, February 18, 2011

Indy Nun Run

This is the weekend for the Indy Nun Run.  There are 8 women making it.  They will have the opportunity to meet sisters of 5 different religious communities.  They will end at our monastery and join us for Evening Prayer, supper and then sharing about the Benedictine way of life.  It will be lots of fun.  I've enjoyed the other ones that I have participated in.  I always enjoy meeting the young adults who participate as they have such a desire to grow closer to God.  

Friday, February 4, 2011

55 & Under Workshop for Benedictine Sisters

This past weekend a group of us from Our Lady of Grace Monastery attended the 55 & Under Workshop for Benedictine Sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, KS.  There were 92 Benedictine sisters under the age of 55 present.  It was a gathering full of joy and vitality.  The theme of the conference was Unity in Hope.  We certainly felt hopeful as we gathered to pray, share and learn more about one another and reflect on our future together.  The love of Jesus Christ is the foundation of our hope as we move into the future together.

There were 6 sisters from our community who went (there were supposed to be 8 but 2 sisters got sick).  We actually have 18 sisters under the age of 55 but some couldn't go this time because of other responsibilities.

Sisters who went from our community:

Sr. Jennifer Mechtild, Sr. Maureen Therese,         Sr. Susan Marie, Sr. Sheila Marie, Sr. Pamela Kay and Sr. Cathy Anne.

Sisters who attended from the Federation of St. Gertrude - Our Lady of Grace Monastery belongs to this federation.

All the participants at the Under 55 Gathering - Federation of St. Gertrude, Federation of St. Scholastica, Federation of St. Benedict and Sisters of Perpetual Adoration -- plus the Presidents of each of these Federations and the Prioress General of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.