Many religious orders take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, but Benedictine Sisters do not. When we become Sisters, we make monastic profession of 3 promises: obedience, stability and fidelity to the monastic way of life. It is within the promise of stability that we commit ourselves to chastity and monastic poverty, or simplicity. Continue Reading
Yesterday we loaded up and went into town – Indianapolis – for some sightseeing and recreation. We had a blast!!
Have you ever seen an evening primrose bloom? It’s awesome! Our group couldn’t take our eyes off these little miracles. 🙂
Today begins my 3-week adventure at Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Ind. The workshop and retreat is for Benedictine Sisters preparing to make Final Monastic Profession. My friend Sister Belinda (from St. Scholastica in Chicago) and I will meet in Joliet, have breakfast at Bob Evans, and drive there together. I’ll post a photo when I arrive. Continue Reading
Last Sunday we installed a new prioress. Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB (left) became the 14th prioress of our community in its 138-year history. What a beautiful and moving ceremony! Continue Reading
Growing up, we always had a special family night every week. Usually, it was Friday. My sisters and I couldn’t wait! Continue Reading