2019 Christmas Appeal
For 163 years the Benedictine Sisters of Erie have remained faithful to the message of Jesus, working to bring joy and peace to those around us. Your Christmas gift will directly support our sisters, our monastery, and the long-term financial stability of our community….it is a gift to the future! >>>READ Sister Anne’s letter

Advent: Week III

December 14, 2019

Into the dimly lit chapel, in the midst of silence and an aura of hope, Sister Kathleen McCarthy, Scholastic, brought in the Lighted Candle to signal the beginning of the Third Week of Advent. Rejoice! The Light continues to break through the darkness!

Emmaus benefits from Boetger Food Drive

December 12, 2019

Each quarter, the 25 employees of Boetger Retirement Services choose a charity to which to donate. This quarter, they chose Emmaus and donated boxes of canned foods, kitchen and school supplies, hygiene products, and financial support.

SBA Christmas Party 2019

December 10, 2019

“So many women helped to make this party memorable,” said Ann Comstock, SBA Alum Director. “Nothing compares with their commitment and I know I am not alone in saying how grateful we are for their dedication and hard work. They did a wonderful job.”

Coat Drive and Giveaway at Emmaus

December 9, 2019

Sometimes little suggestions become great ideas that influence the way people experience an event, such as the suggestion at the annual Emmaus Coat Drive that volunteers become “personal shopping assistants” for the guests.

Advent: Week II

December 7, 2019

The Light continues to break through the darkness, slowly but surely. Come, Christ Jesus . . . Come and be our Light!

NETWORK comes to CRM in Oil City, PA

December 6, 2019

Sisters Marian Wehler, OSB and Tina Geiger, RSM, co-directors of Catholic Rural Ministry (CRM), Oil City Deanery of the Diocese of Erie, recently hosted one of 18 "Rural Roundtable Listening Sessions" held across the nation.

A World of Possibilities

In Genesis 12:2, God says: “I will bless you … so that you will be a blessing.” The New Testament Beatitudes, the teachings of Jesus, provide the blueprint to accomplish this. Therein lies the challenge of Thanksgiving. As we give thanks for our blessings we are also called to reflect on how we have been and can be blessing for others.

You are the salt of the earth; and you are the light of the world: let it shine on all nations; give praise to our God, may God give us peace.

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