Six Benedictine Sisters Celebrate Jubilee

Monday, October 30, 2017
Six Benedictine sisters celebrated special anniversaries of their religious profession on Sunday, October 29, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana. Sister Sylvia Gehlhausen marked the 75th anniversary of her profession of monastic vows. She entered the monastery in 1940 and made monastic profession in 1942.  Sister Jan... Read More

Candidates become new Oblates

Thursday, October 19, 2017
On Sunday, October 15, three women and a man become Oblates of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Sister Barbara Lynn Schmitz, prioress, officiated at this ceremony. The new Oblates are Lisa and Bill Muller from Evansville, Indiana; Faye Bilskie from Vincennes, Indiana;... Read More

Monastery Baked Goods’ latest cookie juried in to Indiana Artisan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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 Indiana Artisan and may now carry the Indiana Artisan brand. The Indiana Artisan food jury panel labeled the cookies as... Read More

Learn about brewing at Nov. 3-4 retreat

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A local craft brewery and the Sisters of St. Benedict will offer a monastic craft beer experience, “Brewing with the Spirit,” on November 3-4 at St. Benedict’s Brew Works, located on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception at 860 E. 10th St. in Ferdinand. Brewery... Read More
Rich Risemas and Sister Karlene Sensmeier

Donor: ‘Sister kind of saved me from myself’

Monday, October 16, 2017
Rich Risemas believes two things saved him – basketball and the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand. Benedictine sisters taught him throughout his grade school years from 1951-1959 at St. Benedict Cathedral School in Evansville, Indiana, and he later returned to teach for 12 years... Read More