Entries by Amanda Hackett

Anne (Antone) Malerich, OSB

Anne (Antone) Malerich, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. September 15, 1926 – October 27, 2019 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, for Sister Anne (Antone) Malerich, who died, age 93, on October 27, 2019, […]

Woven Together

Tonight [October 16] was Sister Roberta Werner’s wake. Sixty-one years ago, we sat in a circle of 35 young women aspiring to become monastics. In June of 1959, 20 of us became novices. With Roberta’s death, six women remain monastics of our original 35. Some have died, others answered God’s call to different parts of […]

Connections in the Amazon

As you are reading this blog, the Pan-Amazon Synod of Bishops is in session in Brazil and will be running until October 27. Called by Pope Francis, we can be sure he is encouraging the bishops from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela and French Guyana to focus not only on the specific […]

A Sacred Goodbye

I am here alone with my mom. The old hymns she loved are playing quietly. Mom is resting quietly covered with one of our homemade quilts. Most of the grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren have been here this weekend to say their goodbyes. This alone time with mom is a special time for me. I […]

Advent Centering Prayer Retreat Filled

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Sister Delores Dufner Featured in “Lyricality” Article

Sister Delores Dufner, a nationally renowned hymn writer, was the first lyricist featured in an online series by Lyricality, a “Minnesota-based collective of poets, lyricists and patrons” whose mission is “to support diversity and foster community; to offer celebratory and educational events for poets, lyricist/songwriters, and audiences; to connect Minnesota-based poets and lyricist/songwriters of all skill […]

Daily Meditation for October 16, 2019

Maybe it’s not “work-overload” that causes students or others to be tired so frequently. A faculty member who attended a Brené Brown workshop shared what she had dared to do with one of her classes filled with “tired” students. When she asked how many were tired, almost every hand went up. She then shared what […]

Whatever Happened to Sunday?

On Saturday, September 28, I had the opportunity to be part of an Oblate Retreat Day. The subject was most intriguing: “Whatever Happened to Sunday?” Sister Ephrem Hollermann of Saint Benedict’s Monastery was the presenter. She first explored the topic with her audience, a group of approximately 65 oblates from St. Paul’s Monastery. She asked […]

Roberta (Carol) Werner, OSB

Roberta (Carol) Werner, OSB August 1, 1934–October 9, 2019 Saint Benedict’s Monastery Saint Joseph, Minn. The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, for Sister Roberta (Carol) Werner, who died on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Saint […]

Pay Attention to How You Listen

“Pay attention to how you listen!” Jesus tells his disciples. We hear a similar admonition to us from the Rule of Benedict: “Listen with the ear of your heart.” In Benedictine lectio divina (sacred reading), we practice holy listening. And, I would say all real listening is holy. We begin with listening to the word […]