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  • Dates tours are unavailable during June and July

    Dates tours are unavailable during June and July

    During the months of June and July, tours of the monastery and church will not be available on the following dates due to prior arrangements: Friday, June 24 – Friday, July 1 Saturday, July 2 Tuesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 23 Saturday, July 30 You can see what days and times we offer tours, […]

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  • Register Today for the 2022 Alumnae Reunion

    Register Today for the 2022 Alumnae Reunion

    After spending two years apart, we’re excited welcome back everyone to our annual Alumnae Reunion.  Join us for a weekend full of fun activities, including tours of the monastery grounds, Pitch In Cookout, Wine & Dessert Happy Hour and more.

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  • Seek. Pray. Share. Summer Issue Now Available

    Seek. Pray. Share. Summer Issue Now Available

    The Summer 2022 Issue of Seek. Pray. Share. is now available to read online. In this issue, Sister Mary George Kissel tells the story of how her and sister, Sister Margaret Carolyn, established the Reading Carrell program to work with students struggling in reading. We also talk with Diane Weiss-Altstadt, who is a former Benedictine Sister and […]

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  • Come to Work with the Sisters.

    Come to Work with the Sisters.

    Are you looking for a place to work where you’ll be appreciated? Where you have real benefits? Where you know you’re making a difference? Consider coming to work with the Sisters of St. Benedict. When you work full-time for the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, you get competitive pay, plus the benefits you need. […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Norma Fultz

    In Memoriam: Sister Norma Fultz

    Sister Norma Fultz of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 10:27 a.m. on April 20, 2022, at the monastery. Sister Norma Joyce Fultz was born on January 23, 1932 in Bloomington, IN, the only child of Ray L. and Helen M. (Myers) Fultz. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand in […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Benita Biever

    In Memoriam: Sister Benita Biever

    Sister Benita Biever, 104, of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 7:50 p.m., on March 30, 2022, at the monastery. Sister Benita Biever was born Margaret Biever on April 10, 1917 in Tell City, IN, the second of eight children of George Joseph and Anna M. (Boerste) Biever. She entered the Sisters of […]

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  • Seek. Pray. Share. Spring Issue Now Available

    Seek. Pray. Share. Spring Issue Now Available

    The Spring 2022 Issue of Seek. Pray. Share. is now available to read online. In this issue, we talk with Sister Kathy Huber about her journey to become a sister as well as donors Dan and Sara Fritch on why they enjoy giving to the Sisters. It also includes the Spring 2022 Catalog for the Monastery Gift […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Beata Mehling

    In Memoriam: Sister Beata Mehling

    Sister Beata Mehling of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the monastery. Sister Beata was born Augusta Mehling on November 9, 1927 in Ferdinand, Indiana, the seventh of nine children of John and Mary Ida (Schum) Mehling. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Joanna Trainer

    In Memoriam: Sister Joanna Trainer

    Sister Joanna Trainer of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the monastery. Sister Joanna was born Iona Marie Trainer on October 22, 1932 in Evansville, Indiana, the eldest of four children of Howard and Mary Charlotte (Wheatley) Trainer. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict […]

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  • Several Sisters Celebrate Religious Life Milestones

    Several Sisters Celebrate Religious Life Milestones

    Last month, our community set aside time to acknowledge our Sisters who have reached significant milestones in their religious lives. Four of our Sisters celebrated 75 years since taking their vows: Sr. Corita Hoffman, Sr. Mary Carmel Spayd, Sr. Mary Carmen Spayd and Sr. Beata Mehling. Sr. Joanna Trainer celebrated 70 years, while six Sisters […]

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