Entries by Amanda Motz


Recently when I heard angry, distancing, exclusionary words coming from the mouth of our president with reference to our Latino immigrants, I also read the exact opposite sentiments coming from our Pope Francis. In fact, the latter presents saving words, backed by his own example, instead of the incendiary words or decisions made by some […]

Congratulations, Jubilarians!

Congratulations to our golden jubilarians! Sisters Christian Morris, Jean Schwartz, Kara Hennes and Pat Ruether celebrated 50 years of commitment to monastic life. Thank you to all the friends and family who helped us celebrate with our jubilarians!

Obituary: Elaine Gagne, OSB

Elaine (Nazaire) Gagne, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. February 4, 1929 – Saturday, July 7, 2018 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, for Sister Elaine (Nazaire) Gagne, who died, age 89, on July […]

First Monastic Profession

Novice Laura Suhr made first monastic profession on Wednesday, July 11, the Feast of Saint Benedict, and became Sister Laura. Congratulations, Laura!     

Wanton Acts

I cannot “shut off” my mind or heart from what is happening these days to our brother/sister immigrants. Twenty-five email messages daily reveal no significant change in the status quo. Every newspaper photo depicts crying, confused children, as well as crying, confused parents, who remain incredulous about our heartless treatment. Not only the U.S., but […]

Loiter with Intent

As I was reading an article on the value of time, the words “loiter with intent” jumped out at me. I had to pause and ask myself, “What does this mean?” As I thought about the saying, the words became a more positive phrase than the more common one I often catch myself saying: “I […]