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Reflections by

Marcia Ziska, OSB

Sister Marcia Ziska has been a member of the Benedictine Sisters at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS, for 47 years. A retired certified hospital chaplain, she has served in pastoral care, formation work and was associate director of the Sophia Center, the community’s retreat center. Sister Marcia coordinated the Rome Renewal Program for English-speaking Benedictine women world-wide from 2003-2010. She served on the National Religious Vocation Conference Board the American Benedictine Formation Conference Leadership Team. She currently is vocation director, does spiritual direction, and is a staff member for the spiritual direction training program, Souljourners. 

Sister Marcia's reflections begin September 6 and continue through the end of Ordinary Time, the week of November 22, 2020.

Glenna Smith, OSB

Sister Glenna Smith entered the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia in 1977 and has served her community and their ministries for 40+ years as teacher, prefect, camp director, counselor, principal and administrator, school psychologist, member of various boards, formation director, monastery coordinator, and subprioress. She was privileged to serve the Federation of Saint Scholastica as president from 2010-2014.

Sister Glenna's reflections will begin June 7 and continue through August 2020.

Karen Brink, OSB

Sister Karen Brink is currently the prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh having served on monastic councils and initial and on-going formation teams. She also has extensive experience as a school administrator and as a member of parish teams. Her experience as director of RCIA teams led her to reflection on Scripture, especially the Sunday readings. She invites you to "break open" God's Word once again.

Sister Karen's reflections will begin the First Sunday of Lent and continue through May 2020.

Christine Ereiser, OSB

Sister Christine Ereiser is a Benedictine Sister of St Joseph Monastery, Tulsa, OK, where she has been a member for 35 years. She recently completed 12 years as prioress and is now on sabbatical.

Sister Christine's reflections will begin the First Sunday of Advent and continue through February 2020.

Elisabeth Meadows, OSB

Sister Elisabeth Meadows is a Benedictine Sister at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, AL. She directs the community's retreat center, serves in several other roles within the community, and finds great joy in the 'everyday' of monastic life and in the great gift of sharing life with her sisters in monastic community. 

Sister Elisabeth's reflections will begin on September 1 and continue through the end of November, 2019.

Roberta Bailey, OSB

Sister Roberta Bailey is prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. Her experience ranges from Montessori infant care to college instructor and accreditation consultant. In her “spare” time she holds positions on boards for Saint Leo University, Pasco County domestic violence prevention programs, public school advisory committees, and the local Chamber of Commerce. Sister Roberta’s warm and inviting reflections are peppered with questions for each of us. Spend some time with her thoughts and questions and see where they lead you on your journey.

Sister Roberta's reflections begin with Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 and continue through August 28, 2019.

Kathy McNany, OSB

Sister Kathy McNany is a Benedictine Sister of Baltimore and has been growing her monastic heart for 55 years. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader and has served in varied leadership roles in her community and in the Federation of St. Scholastica. Sister Kathy's reflections will offer insight on Scripture and invite you to make the words of the scripture writers your own as you ponder the thoughts and questions that she will offer you each week. 

Sister Kathy's reflections begin the First Week of Advent, December 2, 2018 and continue through the Triduum, April 18, 2019.