Monastery Baked Goods received word that the most recent item added to its line of products, Rosemary Butter Shortbread Cookies, has been juried in to...Read More
Rich Risemas believes two things saved him – basketball and the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand. Benedictine sisters taught him throughout his grade school...Read More
The 4th World Congress of Benedictine Oblates will take place from November 4 – 10 at the Salesianum just outside Rome. The international planning team...Read More
The University of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir will perform at Monastery Immaculate Conception on Sunday, October 29, at 3:00 p.m.Eastern time, for the eighth annual...Read More
Sister Mary Emma Jochum was recently honored with the Citizen Award at the 16th annual Perry County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony in Tell...Read More
Despite rumors to the contrary, Hildegard Health Center in Monastery Immaculate Conception will not be closing. The facility will continue to serve the senior sisters...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:
“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
“Simply, I am very happy in this community. I am who I am and I feel loved and accepted by each member.”Current Ministries: Translator (English-Spanish) for Dubois County Court System and Southern Hills Counseling Center
Q'eqchi' and Pokomchi
“ 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
“ 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
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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
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 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
“Living with others who are seeking God through prayer, work, and hospitality is a wonderful thing.”Current Ministries: Director of Religious Education, St. Patrick Parish, Indianapolis, Indiana
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We offer programs to help people grow in their faith and discern God's call in their lives.
We offer immigration services, faith formation, and other assistance to immigrant families.