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The Lord has Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia!

The Benedictine Sisters wish all of you a blessed and peaceful Easter!  May the Risen Savior inject hope in each of your hearts as we continue to live in these unsettling times. In the midst of the pandemic, and all…

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Palm Sunday

The Passion of Christ we hear this Sunday is not unlike the experience of many who have been infected and died of Covid-19 and those that mourn their loss. It is a difficult reality to comprehend. Just yesterday I was…

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Spring 2021

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Click Benedictine Voice - Spring 2021 (pdf) to read more.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

John 12:20-33 As we draw closer to Holy Week, the readings remind us of what is coming. In this reading, Jesus wants us to know that as we look at his death and ours as well, we are not talking…

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Feast of St. Benedict

Blessings to all from the Benedictine Sisters on this Feast Day of St. Benedict! We celebrated a day early as the Sisters gathered for our Community Meeting, followed by a special meal and lots of sharing.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

John 3:14-21 In order to understand today’s section of this Gospel, one must read the entire gospel.  In this chapter of John, we find Nicodemus, a Jewish leader, coming to Jesus for spiritual direction in the middle of the night.…

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Third Sunday of Lent

John 2:13-25 What makes Jesus so angry in the gospel today? Exchanging money to purchase animals for sacrifice at the Temple had been a long-held tradition. “Stop making my father's house a marketplace,” Jesus says. Jesus was offended by the…

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Second Sunday of Lent

Mark 9:2-10 In her book, Lent in Plain Sight, Jill Duffield states, “God works through the ordinary. Ordinary people, everyday objects, things we bump up against moment by moment. From burning bushes to talking donkeys to a booming voice from…

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First Sunday of Lent

Mark 1:12-15 All of us are aware that when 40 is referenced in Scripture, the reader is to interpret that not literally, but symbolically, meaning a great amount of time. So, Jesus is driven into the desert by the Spirit…

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