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What to expect from this web site

This web page is the launching pad for Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding. As the small committee of Benedictine Sisters responsible for organizing the Centennial Celebration of this Federation moves forward with their vision, the page will grow and expand.

Committee members are: Ana Cloughly (Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, CO), Catherine Martinez (St. Joseph Monastery, Tulsa, OK), Elisabeth Meadows (Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL), Andrea Westkamp (St. Benedict Monastery, Bristow, VA) and co-chairs Elizabeth Brown (St. Lucy’s Priory, Glendora, CA) and Linda Romey (Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA) 

The vision guiding the committee is:
Over the next four years
take the communities of the Federation of St. Scholastica
and monasticism itself
to new levels of visibility
in the church and the world
by publicly celebrating
the vision and dedication of Benedictine women
over the past 100 years
while at the same time supporting current works
as well as new and wider efforts
to bring the peace of Christ
and the justice of the gospel
to today’s turbulent world.

And the anniversary celebration  goals are:
Make our Benedictine way of life
visible and accessible in new ways
to today’s seekers by celebrating our history
and envisioning our future.

Share our lives as Benedictine women,
past and present, what we stand for,
and why we do what we do
as we invite others to experience
our charism and good zeal
and to join us in
“running while we have the light of life.” (Prologue, Rule of Benedict)

Support Benedictine life today
so that it can continue to be
the same kind of stabilizing presence
in our cities and towns
and light for spiritual seekers
that it has been for more than 1500 years.