Entries by Amanda Motz

Monastics First and Foremost

Have you ever wondered how a Benedictine monastery functions? Or what kind of person would choose to enter a monastic community when there are so many opportunities “in the world”? Or perhaps you ask what it means to be “in the world” but not “of it.” Indeed, who would find it reasonable to follow the […]

New Blog: “Monastics First and Foremost”

This week’s blog, written by Sister Renée Domeier, is titled “Monastics First and Foremost.” She describes life at St. Alcuin’s Monastery, a fictional monastery set in The Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock, and reflects on the life of a monastic. Check back on our website every Tuesday to read new blogs written by the sisters!

Obituary: Pauline Fernandes, OSB

Pauline (Lucille) Telman/Fernandes, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. July 1, 1921 – November 4, 2018 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., for S. Pauline (Lucille) Telman/Fernandes, who died, age 97, on November […]

New Blog: “What Dad Taught Me”

What is one thing you learned from your parents that still has a lasting impact on you? In this week’s blog titled “What Dad Taught Me,” Sister Lisa Rose writes about something very particular she learned from her father. Check back each Tuesday to read a new blog written by the sisters!

What Dad Taught Me

This past June, I attended a course at the Monastic Institute titled “Passions and Prayer.” Through the course readings, lectures and discussions, I learned or was reminded of many liturgical signs that I have recently taken for granted. One liturgical sign that had a renewed impact on me was the Sign of the Cross. Learning […]

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week is November 4 – 10, 2018. The National Religious Vocation Conference says that “National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support […]

Sister Lisa Rose Featured in “The Visitor”

An article written by Sister Lisa Rose was recently published in The Visitor, the official newspaper for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. In the article, titled “Listen Carefully to the Master’s Instructions,” S. Lisa talks about our three different vocations in life and how to best discern these important life choices. S. Lisa’s article was […]

Sister Delores Dufner Featured on “Voices United” Podcast

Sister Delores Dufner was recently featured on an episode of “Voices United,” the official podcast of The Center for Congregational Song. In the episode, S. Delores, an accomplished hymn writer, talks about the “craft and art of writing hymn texts.” The podcast is supported by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, of which S. Delores […]

Give to the Max 2018

Give to the Max, Minnesota’s annual online giving day, is approaching quickly! This 24-hour period of giving will take place on Thursday, November 15. This year, our goal is to further increase our technological capability to minister to all people and all places, and to do this, we need to upgrade some of our current […]

Monastery Musings: October 2018 – New Look!

We are debuting a new look in October’s “Monastery Musings”! Thank you to our web partners, Cohlab Digital Marketing, for assisting us in redesigning our newsletter. Read it now to check out the new design and hear all about October’s events and happenings as we head into the busy month of November, a month where we […]