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“All guests are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35). Proper honor must be shown to all.” RB 53.1-2

Hospitality in the time of COVID-19

Benedictines hold as one of their most precious values Hospitality. It is with deep regret and a sense of sadness that we cannot welcome visitors during the pandemic. Our Monastery remains closed to the public.  Click Learn More to read about actions we are taking to protect against the infection and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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At the opening of the 2018 Conference of International Benedictines’ Symposium in Rome, each Benedictine region of the world brought a cloth that represented their region.  At the end of the Symposium, each region was given a cloth from a different region and was asked to pray for that region until the next Symposium in 2022. Our region (United States, Canada, and Mexico) was given the cloth from Region 7 - Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania.

The cloth has been circulating to each Benedictine Community in our Region since the 2018 Symposium and the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne just received it!  The cloth is displayed in St. Scholastica Chapel, and we are lifting our fellow Sisters in Region 7 in our daily prayers. We will be forwarding the cloth to the Benedictine Sisters in Puerto Rico in August

At the opening of the 2018 Conference of International Benedictines’ Symposium in Rome, each Benedictine region of the world brought a cloth that represented their region. At the end of the Symposium, each region was given a cloth from a different region and was asked to pray for that region until the next Symposium in 2022. Our region (United States, Canada, and Mexico) was given the cloth from Region 7 - Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania.

The cloth has been circulating to each Benedictine Community in our Region since the 2018 Symposium and the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne just received it! The cloth is displayed in St. Scholastica Chapel, and we are lifting our fellow Sisters in Region 7 in our daily prayers. We will be forwarding the cloth to the Benedictine Sisters in Puerto Rico in August
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The Benedictine Sisters will be celebrating St. Benedicts Feast Day today with a special morning prayer, Mass and Celebration of the Eucharist.

The Benedictine Sisters will be celebrating St. Benedict's Feast Day today with a special morning prayer, Mass and Celebration of the Eucharist. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for bargains on seasonal items? Come see us! All proceeds benefit our Boerne ministries. Were here for your shopping and donating needs.

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Ordinary Time? 
A Reflection for June 2021
By Sister Ursula Herrera, OSB

Here we are, post Easter and Pentecost. Spring is almost over, and summer will soon begin. We are now in ordinary time. But, it is anything but ordinary. To this day we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has paralyzed so many people. Fear of getting sick is keeping folks from ministering to their neighbor. Yet, we just celebrated Pentecost where the disciples gained wisdom and strength to go out and preach the gospel in different languages. It was the Spirit that Jesus had promised to send that guided them forth when fear was keeping them from their ministry. This month we will be hearing Mark’s Gospel to see how Jesus is preparing his disciples, and ultimately us, to do our mission on earth.

The first Sunday of June, Jesus explains that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. When the seed is planted, it is the smallest of all seeds. “But, once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches…” (Mark 4:32) We are a part of this kingdom and should be putting out our branches to provide shade (shelter) to those whom God sends our way.

The second Sunday of June, Jesus is preparing his disciples for the spirit when He met with them in the upper room for the Passover where he ate with them and gave them of Himself saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then He took a cup and said, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” (Mark 14: 22-24) By giving of himself, Jesus is preparing the disciples for the work He has set out for them. As we are fed by Jesus, so too, must we go forth to provide food for those in need.

The third Sunday, the disciples were out at sea and fearful of drowning; they called on Jesus who was asleep in the boat. Jesus awoke and calmed the wind and the sea. The disciples “were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even the wind and sea obey?”  (Mark 4: 41) We too must believe that God will not let us drown. He will be protecting us. We do not go blindly however, but protect ourselves as we go out to do God’s work.

The forth Sunday, the disciples kept seeing the miracles Jesus was performing but they were not totally convinced of his powers and sensitivity. When He asked who had touched him in the midst of a crowd, the disciples were incredulous saying, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you and yet you ask, ‘who touched me?’” (Mark 5:31) We too, are called to be sensitive to our neighbor’s needs. 

The pandemic has slowed us down in meeting our neighbor’s needs, but it cannot stop us. We now have ways to protect ourselves such as vaccinations, face masks, and social distancing. We cannot let fear stop us from fulfilling our mission on earth. Christ has showed us the way and the Spirit has given us the courage and strength to carry on with our work on earth, especially helping our neighbor. These words take me back to a pastor who came to bring clothing to our asylum seekers. He said the clothes were intended for a church in Eagle Pass, but when they did not respond, he prayed, and God sent him to us. He said, “After all, our neighbor is anyone God places in our path.”

Ordinary Time?
A Reflection for June 2021
By Sister Ursula Herrera, OSB

Here we are, post Easter and Pentecost. Spring is almost over, and summer will soon begin. We are now in ordinary time. But, it is anything but ordinary. To this day we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has paralyzed so many people. Fear of getting sick is keeping folks from ministering to their neighbor. Yet, we just celebrated Pentecost where the disciples gained wisdom and strength to go out and preach the gospel in different languages. It was the Spirit that Jesus had promised to send that guided them forth when fear was keeping them from their ministry. This month we will be hearing Mark’s Gospel to see how Jesus is preparing his disciples, and ultimately us, to do our mission on earth.

The first Sunday of June, Jesus explains that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. When the seed is planted, it is the smallest of all seeds. “But, once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches…” (Mark 4:32) We are a part of this kingdom and should be putting out our branches to provide shade (shelter) to those whom God sends our way.

The second Sunday of June, Jesus is preparing his disciples for the spirit when He met with them in the upper room for the Passover where he ate with them and gave them of Himself saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then He took a cup and said, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” (Mark 14: 22-24) By giving of himself, Jesus is preparing the disciples for the work He has set out for them. As we are fed by Jesus, so too, must we go forth to provide food for those in need.

The third Sunday, the disciples were out at sea and fearful of drowning; they called on Jesus who was asleep in the boat. Jesus awoke and calmed the wind and the sea. The disciples “were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even the wind and sea obey?” (Mark 4: 41) We too must believe that God will not let us drown. He will be protecting us. We do not go blindly however, but protect ourselves as we go out to do God’s work.

The forth Sunday, the disciples kept seeing the miracles Jesus was performing but they were not totally convinced of his powers and sensitivity. When He asked who had touched him in the midst of a crowd, the disciples were incredulous saying, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you and yet you ask, ‘who touched me?’” (Mark 5:31) We too, are called to be sensitive to our neighbor’s needs.

The pandemic has slowed us down in meeting our neighbor’s needs, but it cannot stop us. We now have ways to protect ourselves such as vaccinations, face masks, and social distancing. We cannot let fear stop us from fulfilling our mission on earth. Christ has showed us the way and the Spirit has given us the courage and strength to carry on with our work on earth, especially helping our neighbor. These words take me back to a pastor who came to bring clothing to our asylum seekers. He said the clothes were intended for a church in Eagle Pass, but when they did not respond, he prayed, and God sent him to us. He said, “After all, our neighbor is anyone God places in our path.”
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Memorial Day 2021

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Today is the 19th Annual Nones Ball - A No-Show Event! No one will come, but so many have given generously in support of the Sisters Retirement needs. Theres still time to give. Donations will be accepted through June 30th. To make a secure gift online, please visit our website. https://boernebenedictines.org/nones-ball-2021/ Thank You!

Today is the 19th Annual None's Ball - A No-Show Event! No one will come, but so many have given generously in support of the Sisters' Retirement needs. There's still time to give. Donations will be accepted through June 30th. To make a secure gift online, please visit our website. boernebenedictines.org/nones-ball-2021/ Thank You! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Thrift Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. (Donations accepted 10 am - 2 pm). Details below!

Our Thrift Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. (Donations accepted 10 am - 2 pm). Details below!It's a beautiful day! We'd love for you to come see us. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Sister Susan Mika, OSB! 

You can watch the virtual CTSA Leadership Luncheon event by clicking the link below. 

https://www.facebook.com/catholictvsa/videos/471428300737850/

Congratulations to Sister Susan Mika, OSB!

You can watch the virtual CTSA Leadership Luncheon event by clicking the link below.

2021 CTSA Leadership Luncheon
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Congrats Sr. Susan!

Sincere Congratulations Susan! ❤️ Very Well deserved for all of your hard work and dedication! Love & Hugs! 😘

Congratulations Sister Susan. A honor so well deserved. Love, Gerald and Lady Ellen 🥰

Congratulations Sister Susan! Well Deserved 💕

Congratulations, Sr. Susan!

Wonderful!!! Congratulations Sr. Susan

Congratulations, Sister Susan!

Congratulations Sr Susan!!

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A Reflection for May 2021
By Sister Bernice Lindsey, OSB

When you think of the month of May what comes to mind? What does this month mean to you? May is the 5th month of the year, 25 percent of 2021 has passed.

For me, the month of May signifies the Month of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

The Ascension on May 13th is the ascent of Jesus Christ into heaven the 40th day after his Resurrection. And May 23rd is Pentecost; this is what I would like to focus on at this time.

Pentecost, the birthday of the Catholic Church. Happy birthday to all of you who are the body of this Church. We are all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered this life. But did you know you have a second birthday?

Because you are part of the body of the Church, Pentecost is the Church’s birthday, and yours as well. And like any birthday, it is a cause for celebration.

The word Pentecost is Greek, and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.

Pentecost is also a Jewish holiday, which the Jews use to celebrate the end of Passover. Jews celebrate the gift of Moses at Mt. Sinai on this day. But we, as Catholics, celebrate the birth of our Church.

At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles. At that time, a great wind blew, and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.

In our country, and in our world, there are many languages spoken. How do we work to understand others who speak with a different tongue (language)? Do we get angry and feel that they should be speaking our language, or do we, with patience, accept and try to understand? Perhaps we could try to learn their language?

Questions for reflection:

How do you celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church, or do you?

What is your belief in the Holy Spirit?

Do you call on the Holy Spirit for guidance, support, or help?

A Reflection for May 2021
By Sister Bernice Lindsey, OSB

When you think of the month of May what comes to mind? What does this month mean to you? May is the 5th month of the year, 25 percent of 2021 has passed.

For me, the month of May signifies the Month of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

The Ascension on May 13th is the ascent of Jesus Christ into heaven the 40th day after his Resurrection. And May 23rd is Pentecost; this is what I would like to focus on at this time.

Pentecost, the birthday of the Catholic Church. Happy birthday to all of you who are the body of this Church. We are all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered this life. But did you know you have a second birthday?

Because you are part of the body of the Church, Pentecost is the Church’s birthday, and yours as well. And like any birthday, it is a cause for celebration.

The word Pentecost is Greek, and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.

Pentecost is also a Jewish holiday, which the Jews use to celebrate the end of Passover. Jews celebrate the gift of Moses at Mt. Sinai on this day. But we, as Catholics, celebrate the birth of our Church.

At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles. At that time, a great wind blew, and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.

In our country, and in our world, there are many languages spoken. How do we work to understand others who speak with a different tongue (language)? Do we get angry and feel that they should be speaking our language, or do we, with patience, accept and try to understand? Perhaps we could try to learn their language?

Questions for reflection:

How do you celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church, or do you?

What is your belief in the Holy Spirit?

Do you call on the Holy Spirit for guidance, support, or help?
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Please continue to keep all of the Sisters in prayer. Thank you.

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Always. 💜

Prayers for all of you but especially Sr Frances for recovery, and Sr Sylvia adjusting to her new responsibility. 💕

Prayers for Sister Sylvia!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Prayers for Sr.Syliva

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Prayers for Sister Frances for continued healing and for Sister Sylvia in her new position. Prayers for all the Sisters always!!

Prayers ascending!

Blessings to you Sister Sylvia.

BLESSING TO SISTER SYLVIA AND PRAYERS FOR SISTER BRISENO'S RECOVERY. MARY AND RICHARD..........

Prayers for all the Sisters especially for Sr. Francis for a full recovery and for Sr. Sylvia.🙏🏻🙏🏻

I hope all goes well, and prayers for Sister Sylvia 🙏 ❤

Prayer for all of you !! And for a full recovery of Sr Francis

Holding you all in prayer.

I've kept all of you in my prayers daily, and will continue to do so. My love is with you all.

God bless Sister Sylvia! In my prayers.

Prayers for Sr Frances and Sr Sylvia🙏🙏🙏

Praying for Sister Sylvia

Prayers for the Sisters!!!

Mary Estella Vasquez

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Prayers for continued healing for Sister Frances and for Sister Sylvia has she starts her new role. 🙏

Thank you all for your kindness and prayers!

Sr. Frances remains in our prayers 🙏🏼

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We raise you up in prayer and hold you in love

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Were Celebrating Earth Day!

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It’s a beautiful day to come visit the Sisters’ Attic Thrift Shop!

It’s a beautiful day to come visit the Sisters’ Attic Thrift Shop!We have lots of beautiful decorative items for your home, and collectables, too! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome, Marisa Bono! This is exciting news for Every Texan! Every Texan was originally founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne in 1985. The name and the organization have evolved as Every Texan has pursued the vision of a more equitable Texas for over thirty five years.

Welcome, Marisa Bono! This is exciting news for Every Texan! Every Texan was originally founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne in 1985. The name and the organization have evolved as Every Texan has pursued the vision of a more equitable Texas for over thirty five years.Please welcome our new CEO Marisa Bono! We're ready to work on strengthening public policy to create a Texas where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.

Read Every Texan’s announcement here: everytexan.org/meet-marisa-bono/
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Happy Easter Sisters! Hugs sent to you.💝

Happy Easter to all the Sisters. Hugs and prayers!

Happy Easter to all the Sisters, especially my Aunt

Bless all of the Sisters💙

May God grant all of you a blessed Easter! 🙏

Happy Easter

Happy and abundantly blessed Easter season🙏🏽

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