Lenten Rituals


During Lent  at St. Paul’s Monastery we observe a tradition of each member choosing a special book for her spiritual reading.   The book will enrich her prayer and  unite the community in a special way to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.   On Ash Wednesday the books are blessed.  We  are united with you in prayer and wish a blessed Lenten season to you all.   We invite you to share with us here your special Lenten traditions.

Lent期間中、セントポール修道院で、私たちは霊的な読書のために特別な本を選ぶ各メンバーの伝統を観察します。本は彼女の祈りを豊かにして、Paschal Mysteryを祝うために特別な方法で地域社会を結びつけます。灰の水曜日に本は祝福されています。私たちは祈りの中であなたと団結しており、皆さんに祝福されたレンテンの季節を願っています。私たちとあなたの特別なLentenの伝統を共有してください。

Durante la Cuaresma, en el Monasterio de San Pablo observamos la tradición de cada hermana que elige un libro especial para su lectura espiritual. El libro enriquecerá su oración y unirá a la comunidad de una manera especial para celebrar el Misterio Pascual. El miércoles de ceniza los libros son bendecidos. Nos unimos a ustedes en oración y deseamos una bendita temporada de Cuaresma para todos ustedes. Le invitamos a compartir con nosotros aquí sus tradiciones especiales de Cuaresma.

在四旬期期間,在聖保羅修道院,我們觀察到每個成員為她的精神閱讀選擇一本特別的書的傳統。這本書將豐富她的祈禱,並以特殊的方式團結社區,以慶祝逾越奧秘。在星期三的灰燼上,書籍很幸運。我們在禱告中與你們團結在一起,祝你們一個受祝福的四旬期。我們邀請您在這裡與我們分享您特別的Lenten傳統。

Taiwan Accepts a Second Novice

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 novitiateIMG_2094 (1).  Both women are originally from Vietnam.

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Two Novices with their Director, Sister Cordis

 

S. Emmanuel Prioress, accepts                                       Novice Gratia

 

 

 

Bismarck Sisters getting ready to host Federation gathering! ビスマルク姉妹は連邦議会の開催準備をしています! ¡Las hermanas Bismarck se preparan para acoger la reunión de la Federación! 俾斯麦姐妹会准备主办联邦聚会

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We Sisters here at Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, ND, are getting ready to host Sister delegates and others from all of our member monasteries at our triennial Federation Chapter meeting this July! Sister Nancy Gunderson (Bismarck) created this beautiful image for us to reflect on as we discuss and think about our theme: Walking into the Future: Tending the Benedictine Charism. We can’t wait to see everyone! 


ノースカロライナ州ビスマルクの慰霊碑修道院にある私たちの姉妹たちは、今年7月に開催される3年連盟のチャプター会議で、姉妹の代議員やその他のメンバー全員をホストする準備が整いました! ナンシー・ガンダーソン姉妹(ビスマルク)は、この未来への歩み:ベネディクト派のカリスマ主義をテーマにして、私たちが議論して考えるように、この美しいイメージを作り上げました。 みんなを見るのが待てない!


¡Las Hermanas aquí en el Monasterio de la Anunciación en Bismarck, Dakota del Norte, nos estamos preparando para recibir a las Hermanas Delegadas y otras personas de todos nuestros monasterios miembros en nuestra reunión trienal del Capítulo de la Federación en julio! La hermana Nancy Gunderson (Bismarck) creó esta bella imagen para que reflexionemos mientras discutimos y pensamos en nuestro tema: Caminando hacia el futuro: cuidando el carisma benedictino. No podemos esperar para ver a todos!


我们在ND俾斯麦的报喜修道院的姐妹们正准备在今年七月的三年一度的联合会章会议上主持姐妹代表和其他所有会员寺庙的代表! 姐妹南茜冈德森(俾斯麦)创造了这个美丽的形象供我们思考,因为我们讨论和思考我们的主题:走进未来:趋向本笃会的魅力。 我们迫不及待地想见到每个人!

 

 

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。

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.

 

 

 

From Nassau Bahamas, November 2016: Sister Annie Thompson receives National Honor

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.”

Annunciation Monastery Year of Mercy Project

On November 19, 2016, the sisters of Annunciation Monastery gathered to wrap gifts and pack bags to be sent to two orphanages and a special needs home for teens and adults in Piedras Negras, Mexico.  Sisters Hannah Vanorny and Idelle Badt and others from the Benedictine Volunteers program participated in an immersion mission trip this past May.  They worked with Sister Ursula, a Benedictine Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery, Boerne, TX, who resides in Eagle Pass, TX.  There was quite a buzz of activity in the community room as sisters sorted, wrapped, and packed gifts while others wrote notes in Spanish for the children and adults receiving the gifts.  The project concluded the sisters’ ongoing formation study of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  

Sister Stephanie, Sister Rita, and Sister Nicole

Sister Stephanie, Sister Rita, and Affiliate Krista