Wisdom of the Benedictine Elders


Webster’s defines wisdom as “discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity.”

Ask a Catholic Benedictine Sister for her thoughts, though, and she’ll tell you it’s not about a definition. Instead, she says wisdom is about how we listen, learn and give our gifts away.

Monastic Benedictine women should know. They steep themselves in scriptural wisdom, contemplative wisdom and the wisdom of their founder, St. Benedict.

By the time Sisters retire from active ministry, they have accumulated the wisdom of the ages. Here, then, are the wisdom stories, reflections and observations from some of our elders.

Come back every week for a new post!

Wisdom Story #7: Open to God in Silence

Wisdom Story #6: Listen for Wisdom

Wisdom Story #5: Claim Your Miracles

Wisdom Story #4: Listen to Your Elders

Wisdom Story #3: Forgive Yourself

Wisdom Story #2: The Gift of Change

Wisdom Story #1: Honoring the Last Wish of a Young Boy




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