Translation 翻译 Traducción 翻訳

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Our new WordPress blog offers automatic Google translations. These are far from perfect because they are computer-made. Google Translate is easily confused by idioms.  However, the automatic translation is usually good enough to understand something of what was written.  

Translation is available into dozens of languages, perhaps some you may not have heard or seen before.  The image below shows the current list of Google Translate options, and they are updated often.

We have been an international federation. Now we are an international blog as well.

Japanese:

Googleの新しいWordPressブログでは、自動Google翻訳が提供されています。 これらはコンピュータで作られているため、完全ではありません。 Google翻訳はイディオムによって簡単に混乱します。 しかし、自動翻訳は通常、書かれたものを理解するのに十分です。

翻訳は何十もの言語に対応しています。 下の画像はGoogle翻訳オプションの現在のリストを示しており、頻繁に更新されています。

私たちは国際連合です。 今私たちは国際的なブログです。

Spanish:

Nuestro nuevo blog de WordPress ofrece traducciones automáticas de Google. Estos están lejos de ser perfectos porque son hechos por computadora. Google Translate es fácilmente confundido por los idiomas. Sin embargo, la traducción automática es generalmente lo suficientemente buena como para entender algo de lo que se escribió.

La traducción está disponible en docenas de idiomas, tal vez algunos que no han escuchado o visto antes. La siguiente imagen muestra la lista actual de las opciones de Google Traductor y se actualizan con frecuencia.

Hemos sido una federación internacional. Ahora somos un blog internacional también.

Chinese:

我们的新WordPress博客提供自动Google翻译。 这些都不是完美的,因为它们是电脑制作的。 Google翻译很容易被成语所困惑。 然而,自动翻译通常足以理解所写的内容。

翻译有几十种语言,也许有些你可能没有听到或看过。 下面的图片显示当前的Google翻译选项列表,它们经常更新。

我们一直是国际联合会。 现在我们也是一个国际博客。

St. Placid Priory – Visitation

Northwestern United States is home to forests of tall sturdy trees, mountains, round and jagged, bodies of water full of life and St. Placid Priory, home to our Sisters. We completed the Visitation process with the Sisters in early September. The visitators were Sister Ramona Varela, BSPA, from Tucson and Sister Linda Soler, OSB, St. Paul’s Monastery and President of the Federation, Sister Kerry O’Reilly.

Neighborhood Celebration

Sisters Paula, LaVerne, and Carol helped make 140 sandwiches with our community partners Tubman and CommonBond. The sandwiches will be distributed to homeless people through a church sandwich ministry. They made sandwiches as part of our neighborhood picnic.

IMG_0567Las hermanas Paula, LaVerne y Carol ayudaron a hacer 140 sándwiches con nuestros socios comunitarios Tubman y CommonBond. Los sándwiches serán distribuidos a personas sin hogar a través de un ministerio de sándwich de una iglesia. Hicieron sándwiches como parte de nuestro picnic de barrio.

Sisters Paula、LaVerne、Carolは、コミュニティのパートナーTubmanとCommonBondと140のサンドイッチを作った。サンドイッチは、サンドイッチ教会の教会を通じてホームレスの人々に配布されます。彼らは私たちの近所のピクニックの一環としてサンドイッチを作った。

Sisters Paula,LaVerne和Carol帮助我们的社区合作伙伴Tubman和CommonBond制作了140份三明治。三明治将通过教堂三明治部分发给无家可归者。他们把三明治作为我们邻里野餐的一部分。

Wisdom Prayer

This Wisdom Prayer has guided our discernment for many years:

I, Wisdom, am with you.
I am a light that will never grow dim.
Love me and you will see me.
Look for me and you will find me.
At the slightest indication of your desire for me,
I will make myself known to you.
Watch for me at the very start of what you
are about, and you will have no trouble.
You will find me, ever present, sitting at your table.
Even thinking about my presence will help you.
Be aware of my presence, my concern,
my willingness to inspire and to instruct you.
As you meet with each other,
I will meet with each and all of you.
Wisdom 6.12-17

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Visitation at St. Paul’s Monastery

Visitators Sister Susan Hutchens, Sister Penny Bingham, President Sister Kerry O’Reilly, and Sister Edith Bogue are at St. Paul’s Monastery July 23-28 for visitation.   “They are assisting us in discovering our future,” says Sister Paula Hagen, prioress of  St. Paul’s Monastery.

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St. Benedict’s Monastery in Taiwan is Home to many Cultures.

I am on my way to Japan to be with the Sisters in Muroran for their election of Prioress, I thought I would stop in Taiwan and visit the Sisters. They have quite a full house these days.

I met for the first time in person the newest member of the Benedictine house that is forming in China. I had experienced Sister Scholastica on Skype when last here in 2015 for their election and found she is even more charming in person. Sister Scholastica professed first vows in June, 2016 for two years. She is now visiting at the Motherhouse in Taiwan and experiencing an open and free experience of community living. She will return to China to rejoin Sister Austin her director and Sister Maria also a junior sister.

I met with Sister Scholastica and Taiwanese Novice Misericordia and we had a discussion about our unique Benedictine vows. It was a challenge in two languages with Novice Misericordia interpreting, but still it was profound and engaging. Novice Misericordia will profess first vows for two years on May 28, 2017.

The Sisters at St. Benedict Monastery in Taiwan have been in communication with students in Vietnam and over the last few years. Five women have joined them to experience monastic life. They are studying Chinese, which they tell me is similar to the Vietnamese language. They live, work and pray with the Sisters to see if they would like to become aspirants to this community, that which precedes postulancy.

 

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Sister Scholastica (l.) and Novice Misericordia (r.)  (Photo by S. Kerry O’Reilly)

It is delightful to see the Sisters again, though I miss seeing Sister Luca. Taiwan is at the end of the rainy season, sunny one day and raining the next, in preparation for a lush and green summer.

 

Sister Kerry O’Reilly

Federation President

 

Spring in Taiwan

Sister Scholastica and Novice Misericordia

I was passing by on my way to Japan, so thought I would drop in to visit the Sisters in Taiwan. A junior Sister from their China mission is visiting the Motherhouse as a Taiwanese novice prepares for first vows. In the picture, Sister Scholastica from China is on the left and Novice Misercordia on the right. Living at the monastery are five Vietnamese women who are looking at monastic life. It is a busy place.

Sister Kerry O’Reilly.

Prioresses gathered in Tucson for annual meeting

The Conference of Benedictine Prioresses are meeting at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Tucson, AZ.  At their business meeting, the conference approved a structural change.  A chairperson will oversee the conference and have a four member committee that will work with her.  Members elected Sister Jennifer Mechtild Horner of Our Lady of Grace Monastery (Beech Grove, IN) as the chairperson.  Committee members will be elected on Saturday, February 4.

Prioresses from the Federation of Saint Benedict in attendance include:  Nicole Kunze, Annunciation Monastery; Annie Thompson, St. Martin’s Monastery; Sandra Brunenn, St. Mary Monastery; Michaela Hedican, St. Benedict’s Monastery, MN; Beverly Raway, St. Scholastica Monastery; and Paula Hagen, St. Paul Monastery.  Kerry O’Reilly, President of the Federation of Saint Benedict, was also in attendance.

S. Michaela Hedican honored by OSV

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Sister Michaela Hedican of St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, MN

Sister Michaela Hedican, Prioress of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, MN and former President of the Federation of St. Benedict, was honored by Our Sunday Visitor.  She was named one of the outstanding Catholics of the Year 2016 for her response, along with St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler, for rapid and compassionate response to the ISIS-related stabbing in Crossroads Mall and on-going work to strengthen Muslim-Christian relationships in the region.

Our Sunday Visitor chose a number of well- and less-known figures, honoring them for their special qualities of leadership.

Congratulations, Sister Michaela!

St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth Helps to Build a School in Tanzania

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The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery have been forwarding money from generous donors to Sister Gaudensia Mwanyika of St. Gertrude Convent in Imiliwaha, Tanzania, to help build her dream of a school for handicapped children.

The  latest donations will pay for furniture and teaching supplies so that the school can open on time — January 16, 2017.  

In Tanzania, handicapped children are not allowed to attend school. This will be the first school built for these children who have physical or learning challenges.