Golden Jubilee

Five Sisters (pictured below) celebrate their Golden Jubilee this year: 50 years of commitment to monastic life. Friday, July 18, Sisters celebrated with them at a festive Evening Prayer and meal. Sunday, July 20, family and friends joined the monastic community for a celebratory Eucharist at which the jubilarians renewed their monastic promises. [Photo: Nancy Bauer, OSB]

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Seated - Maribeth Theis, OSB. Standing (l to r) Ann Marie Biermaier, OSB; Ruth Feeney, OSB; Michaela Hedican, OSB; Mariterese Woida, OSB


Sacred Heart Chapel

Celebrating 100 Years of Worship

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Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery, was built in 1914. In this centenary year, each month a photograph of the chapel will be featured on our home page. Our August photograph, by Nancy Bauer, OSB, depicts a spectacular summer fireworks display behind the chapel dome.

New Spirituality Center Programs!

Fall offerings at the Spirituality Center now open for registration. Catch the "Early Bird" bargains! Click here to learn more about our programs.





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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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