For the past 2 weeks, Sister Stefanie has been posting reflections about the Benedictine values, as well as her adventure with other Sisters in Beech Grove, Ind. Don’t miss them … they are a wonderful window into Benedictine monastic life.
Category Archive for 'Benedictine values'
Gratitude has gripped my mind and heart. The whole of life: The continuous journey; The following of others gone before, The following of those in the lead, The keeping step with those at my side, The helping hand that reaches out, Those behind who challenge me to lead; Who challenge me to make ready the [...]
That’s a mouthful of a title! Although the path to holiness can be lived out in other ways – marriage, singlehood – we Benedictine Sisters have chosen religious life (St. Scholastica, left, founded the women’s community to follow her twin brother’s Holy Rule, which we follow 1,500 years later). Today, Bishop Joe – a member [...]
Benedictine Sister Claudia Scharf, OSB runs the administrative office at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Milan, Ill. Although she loves the people and enjoys the variety of tasks the job presents, it wasn’t too long ago that she found herself wondering whether it was the right ministry for her. “You don’t always get much feedback [...]
By Prioress Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB In the Prologue of the Rule, St. Benedict urges us to continue to practice answering the calls we receive. He quotes from Scripture, “It is high time for us to arise from sleep,” “to open our eyes to the light that comes from God,” and “our ears to the [...]
By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB After taking a few years to work and live my Catholic parish life, God sent me another message. I was at church with my father and youngest sisters, when Sisters from a habited community filed in. The pastor introduced them, and they seemed very nice. Several years before, I had [...]