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UPDATED Message in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
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SBEC: Everyone is in this together

April 8, 2020

The offices at SBEC continue to be closed to the public, but the work goes on. Clarion County case manager Diana Weaver has found a way to add some friends to her staff. Diana comments, “No worries about budgeting salaries, they are paid in kibble.”

Sister Anne McCarthy reviews new book for THE MERTON SEASONAL

April 7, 2020

Congratulations to Sister Anne McCathy on her review of Thomas Merton’s Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond: His Interreligious Dialogue, Inter-Monastic Exchanges, and Their Legacy By Jaechan Anselmo Park.

Quarantine Follies

April 6, 2020

Friday night fun at the monastery. Just click on the photo to get a view of our Quarantine Follies!

Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace

April 6, 2020

The 40th Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace, an online experience provided by Benedictines for Peace, will be available on Good Friday, April 10 by clicking here.

Passion Sunday at the Monastery

April 5, 2020

Passion Sunday calls us to reflection: Were we there when they crucified Jesus? Are we there when Jesus is crucified again and again in our world today?

May Date set for Postulant Jen's entrance into the Novitiate

April 4, 2020

On the day before Hosannas were set to ring out on Passion (Palm) Sunday, the Benedictines of Erie were sneaking in a resounding alleluia to affirm Postulant Jen Frazer’s request to move forward and enter the novitiate.

The Week Called Holy: Were you there?

During this week called "holy" Christians are faced with an important question. Were You There is a meditation with an invitation. Take time to ponder the question that Holy Week asks: Are you willing to follow Jesus to the cross? "In the end, the suffering of Jesus is the salvation of the world. It is salvation of all those who see what is needed in the world and, like Jesus, do not shrink from pursuing it" (Joan Chittister, OSB, The Liturgical Year).

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