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Sister Karen Arce, OCSO

November 1, 2015
I was tired of longing for something more. So in my prayer that day, kneeling before the tabernacle I said, "I do not care where, today I renew my consecration to you, where I am."
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Benedictine Sisters

Trip Date: January 30, 2019

We visit the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama!

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Ministerial life of religious sisters holds key lessons

Blog Published: August 14, 2019

I have learned it really does not matter what brings you to the convent. The important thing is why you stay. And this radical openness to life is the great lesson that I have learned. 

Sister Mary John Mananzan

NUNDAY Benedictine Women of Madison

Blog Published: December 7, 2009

This past weekend, Sister Maxine and I stayed with the Benedictine Women of Madison at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a delight to be with the sisters and with the wonderful community of oblates, retreatants, coworkers, and members of the Sunday assembly. The monastery grounds held so much beauty too — trees, trails, hills, and critters!

From Hollywood Actress to Benedictine Nun

Blog Published: August 2, 2008

Did you ever hear about the Hollywood actress Dolores Hart, a movie star of the 1950s and 60s. She is purported to have given Elvis Presley his first movie kiss during the movie King Creole in 1958.

Sisters of Saint Benedict

Trip Date: November 14, 2014

Catch all the action from our trip to Beech Grove, Indiana—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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Sisters of Saint Benedict, Sacred Heart Monastery

Trip Date: May 26, 2016

Catch all the action from our trip to Yankton, South Dakota—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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AS216 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama

Podcast Recorded: January 30, 2019

Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Madeline and Lynn Marie, OSB. Topics: Rule of Benedict, dutiful discernment, levels of holiness, self-denial v. making choices.

Ask Sister Podcast with the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama