Former Members’ Gathering

Former Members’ Gathering

Dear Former Member,

The community and I are excited to welcome back so many of our sisters. It has been five years since we had a formal gathering of former members, and we thought it fitting to invite you this year as we celebrate our 155th anniversary of being a monastic community in Ferdinand, Indiana. A committee, composed of both current and former members, was formed to plan this event to celebrate our shared lives. Please contact any of these women with any questions you have about the upcoming event. Their phone numbers are listed below. Also, you may email

The gathering will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2022, beginning with registration and then moving to Morning Prayer. We hope that this gathering will allow all of us to celebrate our lives while we were together in community and the ways our lives continue to be intermingled as some of us now travel different paths. We hope to provide all with a chance to reconnect with those with whom they may have lost touch and to strengthen our bonds as women who follow the Rule of St. Benedict.

Below is the registration form and hotel information. Registration will take place in the Alumnae Center. Directions will be posted at the monastery.

I look forward to sharing this time with you and to hearing all of us share the stories of our lives within this monastery and with this community.

Sr. Anita Louise Lowe, OSB

Planning Committee Members
Sr. Marilyn Schroering: 812-639-8716
Sr. Charlene Ann Wheeless: 812-631-7270
Sr. Donna Marie Herr: 812-639-5187
Elaine Baumgaurt: 812-431-1207
Stephanie Youstra: 502-741-4197
Macy Jo Marshall: 502-753-9291

Please RSVP by September 1, 2022

A small block of rooms has been reserved at each of the two hotels listed below at discounted rates. Rooms not reserved will be released on September 1, 2022, so be sure to make your reservations prior to that date to receive the discounted rates.

Quality Inn
440 S. Main St., Ferdinand
(block is under “Former Members of the Monastery”)

Comfort Inn
123 Scenic Hills Ct., Ferdinand
(block is under Elaine Baumgart’s name)


Date & Time

Oct 09, 2022

Registration End Date

Sep 01, 2022

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