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An Educator’s Perspective

Thursday, October 3, 2019
I know that, for many of my students, the question of college admissions weights heavily on the brain. There is one question that I think stands out above all the rest: “What kind of person do I hope to become?” As a teacher and a... Read More

Sr. Gail returns to Eagle Pass, TX

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Sr. Gail Hamilton will be returning to Eagle Pass, TX on the Mexican border on October 8th. Sisters Agnes Marie, Ann Marie, Jane Ann, Karen Sue, Teresa, and friends have previously made what they consider this life-changing experience. Sr. Gail is making her third trip... Read More
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Sprint for the Sisters 5K Fun Run – Oct. 12, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Registration at 8 am Run/Walk at 9 am Proceeds to benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Hosted by St. Benedict’s Brew Works as part of their 4th anniversary! $25 entry, guarantees t-shirt if registered by Oct. 1st **Limited shirts available for the... Read More
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In Memoriam: Sister Mary Elizabeth Longtine

Monday, August 26, 2019
Sister Mary Elizabeth Longtine, 81, of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the monastery. Sister Mary was born on February 14, 1938, in Milwaukee, WI. She was the third of six children of William and Elizabeth (Braun) Longtine.... Read More
A Day In The Life: Sr. Anita Louise Lowe

A Day In The Life of Sr. Anita Louise Lowe

Monday, August 12, 2019
Story by Leann Burke – Dubois County Herald Photos by Kaiti Sullivan As Sister Anita Louise Lowe, 54, settles into her new position as the Sisters of St. Benedict’s 14th prioress at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand… READ MORE Read More
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Monastery Gift Shop August Specials

Thursday, August 1, 2019
$1 off Simply Lemon Cookies Now available in 8-oz and 4-oz sizes! Regular price: $5.50, $8.50. We are also offering A Transformed Life DVD Set & Two Guidebooks on Sale Price $50. Regular Price: $94.99 *August special includes two free additional guidebooks with the purchase... Read More
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Hildegard Engagement Excellence Award 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Staff in Hildegard Health Center of Ferdinand recently received another Engagement Excellence Award from the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. Good Samaritan manages the Ferdinand facility, which is located in Monastery Immaculate Conception. This award recognizes the commitment to caring for Hildegard employees. Like Northwood... Read More
The Gift of Benedictine Monastic Values for Catholic Culture at Large

The Gift of Benedictine Monastic Values

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
On the Pray Tell Worship, Wit & Wisdom website, Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB goes into great detail about the gift of benedictine monastic values. If this interests you, please read on by accessing their website below. READ MORE Read More
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Three Ferdinand Benedictines to Celebrate 50th Jubilee

Friday, July 19, 2019
Three Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their monastic profession on Saturday, August 3, at Monastery Immaculate Church in Ferdinand. The Jubilee Mass will be at 1 p.m. EDT in the monastery church. A reception for family and... Read More
2019 Prioress Election

Sisters of St Benedict Leadership Team

Monday, July 15, 2019
Sister Anita Louise Lowe was elected the 14th prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, on June 4, 2019. She was installed as prioress in a ceremony on July 13, 2019. On the following few days Sister Rose Wildeman was chosen for... Read More
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Monastery Baked Goods New Packaging

Monday, July 1, 2019
We have had great feedback on our new packaging. With vibrant colors, durable materials, and resealable tops, your customers will jump at the chance to try our top of the line baked products. If you would like to know more about our changes, please contact... Read More
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Ferdinand’s Chapel on the Hill

Monday, June 24, 2019
Here we are 5 years later after a group of individuals have been working silently on a project that is dear to them. The Chapel of Our Sorrowful Mother is well on its way to being completely restored in all its beauty. If you are... Read More