Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a “Private/Personal Retreat” from June 11-18 at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds...Read More
Have you ever felt like something is missing in your life? Would you like to become a more spiritual person? If so, Sister Brenda Engleman...Read More
The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, will hold their 150th anniversary summer social on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, on the...Read More
The deconstruction of Madonna Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception has begun. The building has been vacant since 2000, when the sisters closed...Read More
Sister Benita Biever was certainly the star of her own birthday party – not only because it was her milestone 100th, but she also kept...Read More
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
“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
“ 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
Rush City, Minnesota
years in Army N.G.
“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
I'm only half crazy!
“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
St. Philip, Indiana
“ 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.
“ 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
“ 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
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