Do you have a calling?
Then, you're in good company
To some, a vocation is simply a job or a trade. To us, it is a calling to dedicate our lives to serving the world in God’s name. We all have jobs – our many ministries – but our call is a deeper need to use our gifts as part of a community devoted to seeking God. What is your calling?
Where will you find a sister?
Our sisters come from across the country, from California to New York. They live and work in communities across Indiana and Kentucky, as well as Peru and Italy.
God's Time...Called to the Journey
God's Time is a newsletter for women discerning a religious vocation. It is published six times a year. It is published primarily by e-mail, but paper copies are available upon request. Latest issue
Friday, February 14, 2014
"My God turns my darkness into light." ~ The early morning light is beautiful this morning! More
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This winter has been particularly long and harsh, but we've found some beauty in it. Enjoy these shots around the monastery during the snowy season. (Photos taken by Sister Kim Mandelkow.) More
Where have all the nuns gone?
You might be surprised by some of the places you can find a Sister of St. Benedict. It isn’t always easy to spot a sister, but once you do, you may just have to forget what you thought you knew about nuns.
So, where can you find a sister?
- Standing at the front of the class. Sister Kate Willegal
- Baking at the monastery. Sister Laura Marie Schmitt
- Ushering at ball games. Sister Traci Stutz
- Playing the harp. Sister Anita Louise Lowe
- Keeping old traditions alive. Sister Jeana Visel
- Riding roller coasters. Sister Michelle Sinkhorn
- Becoming a soccer coach. Sister Kathy Cash
Sister Sarah: Why I entered community
Sister Sarah talks about her call to enter our community here in Ferdinand.
Sister Jeana: The prayer life
Sister Jeana discusses her prayer life here at the monastery.
Sister Jill: A Benedictine teacher
Sister Jill discusses how being a part of the Ferdinand Benedictine community affects her ministry as a teacher.
Sister Catherine: A hidden talent
Sister Catherine talks about her hidden musical talent, which was brought out by her Benedictine sisters.
Sister Rose Mary: What I do...
Sister Rose Mary talks about her ministry and how being a Ferdinand Benedictine affects her work and her life.
Sister Rachel: How I entered community
Sister Rachel talks about what it's like to join the community and what led her to the monastery.
If you’ve been thinking about whether religious life is for you, here are a few steps to take as you pray and listen to your heart.
- Gather information
- Talk to others; listen to yourself
- Spend more time with the community you’re considering