What's Happening at the Dome

We Are Teachers, Nurses, Musicians, Social Workers…

You will find us ministering all around our region, working with others and living out our Benedictine values. We have many different areas of focus, but one common goal:  to love and serve in Jesus’ name. Get to know some of our sisters:

“ Being a Sister of St. Benedict is good because I am accepted for who and what I am while being challenged to be the best person I can be.”
Current Ministries: Tutor at Resurrection School Part of Discernment House Hospitality Ministry at Kordes
Hometown

Jasper, Indiana

Served as principal
23

years

Served as teacher
30

years

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“Throughout my years in community, I have discovered that it is community who calls me to do things I may never have discovered on my own. Community challenges me to grow and be my best self.”
Current Ministries: Director of Liturgy
Hometown

Louisville, Kentucky

Places outside of U.S.
5

Countries visited

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“ The Rule and monastic life is common sense at its best! It's not asceticism for the sake of asceticism. It just resonates with my experience of God.”
Current Ministries: Judicial Assistant - Tribunal - Diocese of Owensboro
Hometown

Rush City, Minnesota

Instruments
7

played

Military Service
10

years in Army N.G.

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“By being a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict, I have learned many new things. We have a wealth of talent and experience at our fingertips. I know I am never alone and always supported.”
Current Ministries: currently full time student and organist/accompanist at Concordia Lutheran Church and the University of Southern Indiana, substitute organist at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Schnellville, Indiana, area parishes, and the monastery
Hometown

Charleston, Missouri

Age at first piano lesson
24

years old

Half marathons run
Several

I'm only half crazy!

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“Who else would I be? The support to become the best person I could be is a very strong plus for this community.”
Current Ministries: Central purchasing
Hometown

St. Philip, Indiana

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“ Being a sister and having taken vows, we strive to be closer to God by living a life of prayer.”
Current Ministries: I am in charge of the altar breads. I help with mail, hair care, I read at Mass for HHC, I clean certain areas, and I am part of the SPRED program.
Hometown

Ferdinand, Indiana

Served as camp director
14

years

Ministry impact
500

students taught

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“ I benefit greatly from common prayer -- coming together three times per day. I feel support and love. I do not need to prove myself; I am accepted for who I am. Throughout various challenges, in my life, my community was there for me.”
Current Ministries: Director of Oblates here at the monastery, music ministry, monastery service
Hometown

O'Fallon, Illinois

Played harmonica at
5

years old

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“ Being a Sister of St. Benedict draws me close to God. The prayer and community life help me be rooted, peaceful, happy, and secure. I can be who I am and still feel loved.”
Current Ministries: Minister of Hospitality and monastery service
Hometown

Ferdinand, Indiana

Ministry Impact
3,000

children taught

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