Sister Stefanie shares some thoughts about what Monastic Benedictine life has meant to her … and how it differs from life on her own.
What have you found to be most challenging about your new life?
Living with other people means I can’t let my oatmeal bowl sit in the sink till I get home from work in the afternoon! Continue Reading
By Sister Susan Hutchens, OSB
The first promise a Benedictine monastic makes is that of “stability.”
In the Rule of St. Benedict, stability translates as “standing firm” in one’s desire or willingness to seek God in a particular monastic community until death.
This past summer, at the Benedictine Monastic Institute held annually at St. John’s Abbey and University, Collegeville, MN, I learned the term “dynamic stability” – a reference to stationary movement.
My first thought was: that’s a contradiction in terms. My second thought was – I like it! It made sense. Continue Reading
By Sister Marlene Miller, OSB
Stability is one of 3 promises Catholic Benedictine women and men make at our final monastic profession.
The vow of stability is to the Sisters to whom we have promised to live, pray, support, and work with, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, into eternal life. Continue Reading