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, […]
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) […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dome Golf Classic 2022 Contest Winners
This year’s Annual Dome Golf Classic took place on September 26 at The Pfau Course in Bloomington, Indiana. After a great day on the course, we are excited to announce the winners of each of our contests. Thanks to all those who contributed to this year’s Dome Golf Classic! You’re not only sponsoring a fun golf […]
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Living in a historic monastery built in 1867 has a lot of advantages. After all those years, its beauty remains breathtaking, even to those of us who live and work here. But those same years are taking their toll — and some Sisters are getting soggy in the process. The 86-year-old slate roof on St. […]
Sister Magna Lucia Castillo Named New Superior in Peru
Exciting news! Sister Magna Lucia Castillo is the new Superior of Monasterio Paz de la Cruz in Peru. It was established as a dependent monastery of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand in 1983. After nearly forty years, the monastery has continued to flourish and attract young women to religious life. Our very own prioress, Sister […]
Read the “Seek. Pray. Share.” summer issue online
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 […]