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  • Stop by Monastery Baked Goods’ booth at the Kentucky Crafted Market.

    Stop by Monastery Baked Goods’ booth at the Kentucky Crafted Market.

    Mark your calendars now, then be sure to stop by Booth #176 at the Kentucky Crafted Market in Lexington, KY from Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 12 to sample some of the delicious goodness from Monastery Baked Goods.  The Kentucky Crafted Market offers buyers from galleries, shops and online retail venues across the nation […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Mary Victor Kercher

    In Memoriam: Sister Mary Victor Kercher

    Sister Mary Victor Kercher of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 9:35  p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the monastery.  She was born Loretta Emma Kercher on March 13, 1926 in Evansville, Indiana, the sixth of ten children of John and Catherine (Beckerle) Kercher.  She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of […]

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  • February 3 – 5 Retreat for Married Couples.

    February 3 – 5 Retreat for Married Couples.

    Hosted by Josh and Angie Greulich, this interactive retreat is based on understanding Marriage through the lens of married saints and Scripture. Couples will be given the tools they can use to help communicate with each other, help recognize each other’s strengths and help pray together. It’ll also allow couples to learn from each other and still […]

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  • Register today for a 2023 Spiritual Retreat.

    Register today for a 2023 Spiritual Retreat.

    Through the Benedictine Hospitality Center, the Sisters of St. Benedict regularly offer spiritual retreats. These are often guided or structured by one or more of our Spiritual Directors to provide you with a richer retreat experience. Spiritual Retreats allow you to take time away from the frantic pace of the world to find a quiet, […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Mary Jane Kiesel

    In Memoriam: Sister Mary Jane Kiesel

    Sister Mary Jane Kiesel (formerly Sister Mary Ivan Kiesel) of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 1:56 a.m. on December 4, 2022, at the monastery.  She was 81 years old. Sister Mary Jane Kiesel was born on October 7, 1941, in Haubstadt, Indiana, the seventh of eight children of Leo and Lorine (Martin) […]

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  • Cook for the Sisters. Join our Kitchen staff.

    Cook for the Sisters. Join our Kitchen staff.

    The Sisters of St. Benedict are looking for applicants to join their Kitchen Staff.  Work in a fully-equipped kitchen at the gorgeous monastery in Ferdinand and get great benefits as a full-time employee.  Medical insurance.  Dental.  Vision.  Short term and long term disability.  You even start earning paid time off right away. The ideal person […]

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  • Read the “Seek. Pray. Share.” fall issue online.

    Read the “Seek. Pray. Share.” fall issue online.

    The Fall 2022 issue of Seek. Pray. Share. is now available to read online. You’ll get to know Sister Mary Claude Croteau, who grew up on the Turtle Mountain Indiana Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota, ten miles from the Canadian Border.  And Sister Magna Lucia Castillo, who was just appointed by our prioress, Sister Anita Louise Lowe, […]

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  • In Memoriam: Sister Dolorita Libs

    In Memoriam: Sister Dolorita Libs

    Sister Dolorita Libs of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 2:10 p.m. on October 13, 2022, at the monastery.  She was 101 years old. Sister Dolorita was born Josephine Libs on December 20, 1920, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, the fourth of eight children of Martin and Caroline (Zimmerman) Libs. She entered the Sisters […]

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  • Order from the Monastery Gift Shop 2022 Christmas Catalog.

    Order from the Monastery Gift Shop 2022 Christmas Catalog.

    Fall signals the approach of the Christmas holiday, and with it, the arrival of the Monastery Gift Shop’s Christmas catalog. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, the Monastery Gift Shop’s new Christmas Catalog has something for everyone on your list! Whether you’re looking for something tasty or something festive, something […]

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  • Dome Golf Classic 2022 Raffle Winners

    Dome Golf Classic 2022 Raffle Winners

    Each year, we hold an exciting Cash Raffle in conjunction with our Annual Dome Golf Classic fundraiser. This year’s event took place on September 26 at The Pfau Course in Bloomington, Indiana. We awarded 15 prizes of $1,000 each and a grand prize of $5,000! Our sisters work with thousands in education, parish ministry, healthcare, retreat […]

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