Sister Stefanie MacDonald signs her monastic promises during a simple but beautiful ceremony in our chapel during her first monastic profession.
One of the differences between apostolic communities (like the Franciscans and Dominicans) and Benedictine monastic communities is our vows. In fact, we don’t actually make “vows.” We make promises. It’s more than a word difference!
Our promises underscore our commitment to each other, as Sisters of St. Benedict. They underscore our commitment to seeking God together. They underscore our commitment to be faithful for life. Continue Reading
Benedictine Sister Catherine Maloney was never known for her cooking… Find out why! 🙂
Sr. Catherine Maloney’s Chocolate Cake
Enjoy this 2-minute video of Benedictine Sister Catherine Maloney, OSB – recently recovered from a stroke and celebrating her 60th jubilee – sharing about new Catholic Benedictine Sisters!
Sr. Catherine Maloney, OSB reflects on New Benedictine Sisters
We’ve been experimenting with different video resources … if you can’t tell. 🙂 This 30-second video shows a few pics from the chapel!
Here is a 37-second video of some of our favorite winter photos of the grounds of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Ill!
The Music of Winter.
We’re just starting to experiment with a new little video camera, and will post clips as we shoot them. Here are a couple of scenes from the chapel!