Entries by Amanda Hackett

This is a Story About Sister Paula Revier

As a young girl (pre-teen) in the St. Cloud Orphanage, I looked forward to Sundays because student nurses from St. Cloud Hospital and college women from St. Benedict’s College would come to spend time with the small group of young girls just beginning their teenage years. The women would teach us how to set our […]

25th Jubilee: Hélène Mercier, OSB

Sister Hélène Mercier is celebrating 25 years of monastic life at Saint Benedict’s Monastery! You are invited to join us to celebrate this milestone on Sunday, July 31. Eucharist will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, and there will be a reception from 2–4 p.m. in the Gathering Place. If you are […]

In Loving Memory: Marie (Alda) Gerads, OSB

Sister Marie Gerads entered eternal life on Monday, July 18, 2022. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Monday, July 25 1–4:15 p.m. Reception of the body followed by visitation at Saint Scholastica Convent 7 p.m. Vigil Prayer Service in Sacred Heart Chapel Tuesday, July 26 9 a.m. Visitation until time of funeral 10:30 a.m. Eucharist of Christian Burial in Sacred […]

Marie (Alda) Gerads, OSB

Marie (Alda) Gerads, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. February 8, 1937 – July 18, 2022 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., for Sister Marie (Alda) Gerads, who died on July 18, 2022, […]

Limping Lilacs

Little purple flowers are my thing. They show up like signposts along life’s way signaling all will be fine. It was one of those days when in the middle of the muddle everything loomed larger than life. Exhausted from overthinking the decisions needing to be made, I signed up for a free flyer entitled “HOW […]