Sister Karen Joseph

Hometown: Olean, New York

Testimonial Quote: I love my monastic life and being a Benedictine. The Rule of St. Benedict with its emphasis on prayer and community is the perfect lifestyle for me.

Entrance Date: September 8, 1967

First Profession Date: July 1, 1970

Perpetual Profession Date: July 26, 1975

Position: Spirituality Ministry

Educational Background:
• Monastic studies - St. Johns, Collegeville, MN

Work Background:
• Monastic leadership
• Spiritual direction

Present Ministry: Spirituality ministry, spiritual director, retreat work.

Other Interests: I love the outdoors and all of nature, including animals.

What attracted me to this community: I loved their life of prayer and the wonderful, happy spirit of community life.