Federation President

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We are honored to announce that Sister Kerry O'Reilly has been elected President of the Federation of Saint Benedict.

Benedictines in the USA are organized into federations so that monasteries can work together on issues of mutual interest

S. Kerry's term of office began with her election and will continue through 2021.



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Congratulations to Sister Mary Weidner (above, right, with prioress Sister Michaela Hedican) who celebrated her Golden Jubilee on July 11, the Feast of St. Benedict, and to Sister Tammy Shoemaker (below, left, reading her profession document before the prioress) who made First Monastic Profession.

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Photos: Nancy Bauer, OSB

Spring-Summer Spirituality Center Offerings!

Spring-summer offerings at the Spirituality Center are open for registration. Fall brochure coming soon.




According to St. Benedict, guests are never lacking in a monastery. Be our guest as you take a virtual tour of the monastery. Welcome!






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We invite you to partner with us to help continue our mission and ministries. Click the button on the left to donate. THANK YOU!


Sister Karen Rose chronicled her final six months prior to her Perpetual Monastic Profession July 11, 2012. Read about her journey via her blog, here:

One Woman's Journey



Christina Désert: Working to Share Benedictine Values

Christina reflects on her year of service in Bristow, Va.

Follow her blog here, and share her experiences during her year serving in the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Bristow, Va. She is working with women and children through BARN, a transitional housing program and also with BEACON, a literacy program for adult immigrants and others who are working toward achieving a GED.

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Christina Désert:2013-14 BWSC volunteer

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