Sister Rosalyn Tsai was elected prioress of St. Benedict Monastery, Taipei, Taiwan on June 25, 2022 and installed as prioress on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The character on the banner next to her says Listen.
The Sisters of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan discerned as a community and elected Sister Naomi Tanaka as Prioress on Monday, May 23rd.
She was installed on May 24th and a grand celebration held on Wednesday, May25th beginning with Eucharist and followed by a banquet.
The Sisters of Saint Benedict Monastery, Taipei, Taiwan received a second novice who has taken the name Sister Gratia. She was received on December 7, 2018 joining Sister Benedicta in the novitiate. Both women are originally from Vietnam.
S. Emmanuel Prioress, accepts Novice Gratia
The BENEDICTINES in EAST AFRICA and OCEANIA (BEAO) gathered at Saint Benedict Monastery in Taipei, Taiwan November 26-30, 2018. Representatives from monasteries of this geographical area gathered to discuss topics related to monastic life and their monasteries in this region. Abbot Primate Gregory Polan participated as well as Brother Nicholas Koss of Wimmer Priory in Taiwan, a good friend of the Sisters of Taipei.
Sister Marva Coakley was installed as the fifth Prioress of St. Martin Monastery, Nassau, The Bahamas on May 18, 2018. Sister Kerry O’Reilly, President of the Federation, presided over the installation at which all members of the community were present as well as family, friends of the community and coworkers of Sister Marva.
Sister Annie Thompson transfers authority to Sister Marva during the Installation when she gives her the Rule of Benedict and the Mission Statement of the monastery.
The Sisters’ discernment process culminated in three days of discernment/reflection facilitated by Sister Aileen Bankemper.
Sister Marva has been active in education for many years and will complete the school year as she begins her term of four years. The prioresses and delegates will have the pleasure of meeting her when she arrives for the Federation Chapter in July of this year.
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.
The National Sports Hall of Fame is one of the avenues commissioned by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture to demonstrate the nation’s appreciation for the past contributions made by athletes to the development of sport in our country.
“During Annie’s days at St. Francis grade school, she learned and got to love the game of basketball and also participated in track and field. It was here that her undying love for sports was developed…” She joined the convent of Benedictine Sisters in Minnesota. “On returning to the Bahamas, Sister Annie’s zeal for the world of sports continued. As Principal of St. Bede’s Primary school, Kemp Road, Sister Annie spent many hours preparing the students for track and field events and how to play the game of basketball. She was instrumental in obtaining the basketball court on the grounds of St. Bede’s school.”
“Sister Annie Thompson excelled as an athlete but the Benedictine sister’s most noteworthy achievement was the development of basketball at the youth level. She was integral in the formation of the Catholic Primary School Basketball League, which continues to be the premier outlet for youth basketball.”
Sisters Edith, Tammy, and Kerry met and developed new skills for communicating Benedictine news. All delegates to the Federation will be learning this soon.