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  • Four Benedictine Sisters Celebrate 50th Jubilee

    Four Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their monastic profession on Saturday, August 5, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The Jubilee Mass will be at 1 p.m. EDT in the monastery church. A reception for family and friends will follow in the monastery. The jubilarians, Sister Linda […]

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  • Ferdinand Benedictine To Profess Perpetual Vows 

    Sister Jane Ann Breen will make her perpetual monastic profession as a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, on Saturday, July 8, at 1 p.m. (EDT) in Monastery Immaculate Conception Church in Ferdinand. Bishop Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop-designate of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will preside at the Mass. The public is […]

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  • Sister gives tips on managing stress before it manages you

    At some point, we all try to cope with the death of a loved one. Others try to comfort us as best they can. And when others are in similar pain, we do our best to help them, too. Plus there are plenty of other stressful situations we all encounter. It’s a simple, unavoidable fact […]

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  • On being God’s beloved, and a representative of Jesus . . .

    Sister Kathryn Huber’s question to her retreat group — how in your busy life do you find time to be with Jesus? — hung in the air for a bit before one lady acknowledged, “I stink at it. It’s easy to excuse it away since you’re so busy. So for me, I’m going to take […]

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  • Sister Karen Joseph: “Let’s get on with it!”

    Sister Karen Joseph will never be “the salt shaker that just sits on the table.” And she doesn’t want you to be, either. That’s a line in one of her signature presentations — “Be Salt! Be Light! Be Fully Alive!” — that she has given to numerous audiences around the world. She begins with her […]

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  • GLAD routine helps Sister Dolores

    About a year ago when she “was feeling down,” Sister Dolores Folz received a suggestion from a friend that has turned into a helpful and meaningful ritual. Every night, Sister Dolores tries to reflect back on her day and ease her mind by concentrating on a most appropriate word – GLAD. She uses the word […]

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  • Sister Benita entertains at her 100th birthday party

    Sister Benita Biever was certainly the star of her own birthday party – not only because it was her milestone 100th, but she also kept the crowd entertained by playing the harmonica, reciting poems, singing, and responding with quick quips to questions lobbed her way. Her likeability even spurred a group of eight high school […]

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  • Monastery Gift Shop celebrates 20th anniversary

    Monastery Gift Shop has been celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout the month of October with 20 Days of Giveaways.  Each day, customers have been offered special deals to mark this milestone anniversary.  The 20th anniversary celebration will culminate on Saturday, October 22, with on-site events. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sisters will be demonstrating […]

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