Sister Charlotte Sonneville OSB

As Sister Charlotte (Angela) looks back at her life with the Benedictine Sisters, she lists 4 reasons why she has stayed: 

1. I came seeking God in and with this particular monastic community who loved each other and enjoyed what they did.
2. I was attracted by a balanced life of prayer, work and leisure.
3. I have felt blessed with wonderful opportunities to grow in my appreciation of Sacred Scripture, the Liturgy, as well as great professional training as a teacher, religious educator, musician and counselor.
4. I have had a variety of opportunities to serve God as a music teacher, an elementary and high school teacher, a coordinator and founder of a Religious Education Center, a director of a large community food pantry, a pastoral associate in several parishes as well as directing retreats, Bible study programs and other adult religious education programs. Now I am retiring as Director of Benet House Retreat Center here at our Monastery in Rock Island, but will continue to serve as Liturgist and organist for our community. Who knows what the future will bring?