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.