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Sister Karen Joseph: “Let’s get on with it!”

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sister Karen Joseph will never be “the salt shaker that just sits on the table.” And she doesn’t want you to be, either. That’s a line in one of her signature presentations — “Be Salt! Be Light! Be Fully Alive!” — that she has given... Read More

Private/Personal Retreat June 11-18

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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 of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana. This retreat is for those who like the retreat atmosphere of quiet, meals,... Read More

Learn more about the Oblates of St. Benedict May 20

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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 invites you to consider learning more about the Oblates of St. Benedict. Oblates are Christian women and men from all... Read More

Sisters of St. Benedict Summer Social to be held June 2-3

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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 grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana . Social hours will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT... Read More

GLAD routine helps Sister Dolores

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
About a year ago when she “was feeling down,” Sister Dolores Folz received a suggestion from a friend that has turned into a helpful and meaningful ritual. Every night, Sister Dolores tries to reflect back on her day and ease her mind by concentrating on... Read More

Madonna Hall deconstruction begins

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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 Marian Heights Academy, a girls’ boarding school. The five-story, 105,000-square-foot Madonna Hall opened in 1970 as a residence hall for... Read More

5K Color Run June 3

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, will host a 5K color run as part of their 150th anniversary summer social. The color run will begin at 8 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 3, outside of Kordes Hall on the monastery campus. Participants will run... Read More

Sister Benita entertains at her 100th birthday party

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sister Benita Biever was certainly the star of her own birthday party – not only because it was her milestone 100th, but she also kept the crowd entertained by playing the harmonica, reciting poems, singing, and responding with quick quips to questions lobbed her way.... Read More

Camp Marian June 12-14, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Girls who have just completed 5th through 8th grade are invited to Camp Marian, hosted by the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Camp Marian is Monday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The girls will participate in games, crafts, swimming, and archery... Read More