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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

Important Update

The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, in consultation with the President of the Federation of St. Scholastica and under Federation guidelines are preparing to elect our next Prioress.The community has begun a prayerful process facilitated by an established election committee. The Sisters will meet regularly over the next few months and will hold the election November 18-21, 2021. Please keep the Sisters in prayer during this important time of communal discernment.

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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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Eternal Rest grant unto her Lord.

Sending my deepest condolences

Peace

Our deepest condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

Beautiful Rosary and Mass. My condolences to the Sisters.

Love and prayers.

Love and prayers ❤️

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The Benedictine Sisters Announce the Passing of Sister Germaine Marie Sutton, OSB. We thank you for your prayers. Please click on the link for additional information.  https://conta.cc/3nWkmNg

The Benedictine Sisters Announce the Passing of Sister Germaine Marie Sutton, OSB. We thank you for your prayers. Please click on the link for additional information. conta.cc/3nWkmNg ... See MoreSee Less

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So sorry for your loss. Eternal rest grant unto her Lord and your perpetual light shine upon her. May she Rest In Peace.🙏🏼✝️

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May she rest in peace! She gave her life serving God in teaching so many children!

May she rest in peace.

Rest In Peace Sister !!!

Prayers and love at this time. 🌈

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May sr. Rest In Peace

May she Rest In Peace 🙏

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We hope you enjoy our September e-newsletter, Reflections from the Hill. There are several things going on with the Sisters and our ministries as we prepare for a new season, and celebrate the Season of Creation -- September 1 - October 4, 2021. https://conta.cc/3k9xpsc

We hope you enjoy our September e-newsletter, "Reflections from the Hill". There are several things going on with the Sisters and our ministries as we prepare for a new season, and celebrate the Season of Creation -- September 1 - October 4, 2021. conta.cc/3k9xpsc ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope you enjoy the Jubilee Mass honoring Sister Antoinette Van Galen, OSB (75 years) and Sister Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB (76 years). It was a VERY special day! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Love you Aunt Mary, wish i was there to celebrate in person but I am with you in heart and spirit. Rose Steele

What a wonderful legacy these beautiful ladies are building. Love and blessings to them and to all my sisters.

Thank you Sr. Bernadine for honoring Sr. Mary Agnes and Sr. Antoinette with your reflection and beautiful words 🌷🌻

Thank you for your witness of fidelity and love to God, the monastic life and the Church. Joining you all in this beautiful celebration. My love to all Benedictines

I send my love and Congratulations to Sr. Mary Anges and Sr. Antoinette.

Congratulations to Sr. Mary Agnes & Sr. Antoinette! My love and prayers for you.

So wonderful to be able to join in this celebration of Sr..Mary Agnes and Sr. Antoinette devotion from afar. Thank you, Susan and Mary Ann for livestreaming and recording this

Thank you for letting us share in this celebration. I have so much love for the Benedictine Sisters. send special

This broadcast has also allowed the Zinni family in Italy to join in. Thank you Stefano Zinni for attending the celebration from the ancestral home of Sr. Mary Agnes' Italian parents and grandparents in Vasto, Italy.

Much love to all the Sisters and especially to Antonette and Mary Agnes.

I was taught by Benedictine Nuns at St. Benedicts. Mostly fond memories,

A beautiful service and Congratulations to Sister Antoinette and Sister Mary Agnes. We are so proud of you! Sending hugs and love your way. Peace Gerald and Lady Ellen 💖

Love and prayers to both sisters, beautiful mass

Beautiful! Sending love, a tight hug, and smile to all. I miss all of you! ♥️

We are grateful for you and the way you have shared the Body of Christ with us. We celebrate you, your lives and service this day in a special way. We love you all. Thank you for your precious friendship Sisters Antoinette and Mary Agnes. Jan and Bill

Your devotion is a light and a blessing.

Sending love from the Zinni family in Batavia

Thank you, Carmen, for the beautiful music!

Thank you for your service, sisters!

How beautiful

Love to all!💙💙

I miss all of you

Congratulations Sr. Antoinette and Sr. Mary! Love and blessings to all!❤️🙏

Beautiful celebration of love 💕🙏🏼❤️

Prayers on your celebration!!

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Stop by our Sisters Attic Thrift Shop! Were open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

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Sister Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB (left) and Sister Bernice Lindsey, OSB (right) made a special trip to visit Father Victor Goertz (center) at his residence in Georgetown, TX. From the smiles on their faces, it looks like they had a wonderful visit!

Sister Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB (left) and Sister Bernice Lindsey, OSB (right) made a special trip to visit Father Victor Goertz (center) at his residence in Georgetown, TX. From the smiles on their faces, it looks like they had a wonderful visit! ... See MoreSee Less

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How wonderful

Beautiful, so wonderful to see him!! Miss ya'll🥰 your looking great

Blessings to you all.

Back to School Prayers from the Sisters!

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Amen to that !!! Amen Sweet Jesus Amen !!!

Hi to all the Sisters in Boerne Love and Prayers Always !!!

Blessings to all at ‘Back to School’ time! We have something for everyone. Come see us.

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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.

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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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