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Reflection on Ordinary Time

Enjoy a few minutes of contemplation as you view the grounds of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery. The liturgical season of Ordinary Time is a reminder that "contemplation is the center of the Christian life" (The Liturgical Year: the spiraling adventure of the spiritual life by Joan Chittister, OSB).

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The World is Becoming Smaller and Much Bigger
October 21, 2016

Erin Carey, a 22 year old graduate of St. Benedict’s College in Minnesota, is volunteering here in Erie as part of the Benedictine Women Service Corps (BWSC), an outreach program of the Benedictine Sisters in Minnesota that encourages alumnae to volunteer in works of justice as they strive to live Benedictine values in a Benedictine community.

Erin is working part time at the Neighborhood Art House (NAH) teaching music...

What better way to say thank you than with a Pasta Dinner and Ice Cream Sundaes?
October 19, 2016

Pasta and Meatballs, salad and bread, and ice cream sundaes---who wouldn’t like that? Perhaps it is better to ask: Who always likes that? And that would be the members of the Fairfield Hose Company. They were dinner guests of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie at the annual appreciation dinner held for them at the monastery. This volunteer fire company has been serving the neighborhood since 1945.

“Saying thank you to the Fairfield Hose Company has always been important to our community and this pleasant, fun-filled evening is a small gesture on our part to do just that,” said...

AIM USA Launches new website
October 17, 2016

“Thanks to Sister Linda Romey, our community web tech, we are pleased to reveal a beautiful new website for AIM USA (Alliance for International Monasticism),” explained Sister Theresa Zoky, AIM Executive Director, to a group of sisters, oblates and friends of the community who had gathered for a special showing. “With this new website, we hope to provide a resource where individuals can learn more about AIM and the ways in which they might be able to be involved.”

Staff members, Sisters Therese Glass and Ann Hoffman, were also...

Joan Chittister Live Webinar: Women and Moral Leadership
October 16, 2016

“People get the leaders they deserve” is an old adage. But is it true? Join Joan Chittister for “Women and Moral Leadership,” a live-streamed webinar, as she articulates why church and society are locked in a leadership crisis in an era when we have never needed vision more.

Joan Chittister will address impacting questions such as:

What is leadership and is it possible?
What kind of leadership is needed in today’s world?
Where are the women? And why?
If women were leaders how would it change anything?
How would the presence of women leaders change...

This is how we know October is in full swing
October 13, 2016

Here at the Mount we know it is October when Sister Veronica Mirage and the eighth grade students from All Saints of St. John Vianney School arrive in Erie on their annual field trip to the monastery.

Sister Veronica presently ministers as Religion teacher and Liturgy Coordinator at the Cleveland, OH, school. “We love coming to the Mount,” she said. “It is always a special time and the parents enjoy it as much as the students.”

After visiting the Benedictine ministries in downtown Erie the students, along with their...

FREE Pickleball DEMO DAY: Sign Up NOW--Space is Limited
October 12, 2016

If you are interested in learning to play Pickleball then this demo-day is meant for you. You can watch it or play it on Saturday, November 5, at St. Benedict Community Center but register soon because space is limited.

Learn to play Pickleball (we provide the equipment) from 9:00-10:00 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m. Call now for FREE registration and reserve your spot. If you simply want to watch then come between 9:30-10:30 a.m.

If you like it and want to keep playing, two courts at St. Benedict Community Center are available...

MID Board meets at the Mount
October 12, 2016

The Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (MID) Board met at the monastery throughout the past weekend. Sister Anne McCarthy, who has been a member of the Board for several years, hosted the meeting which included Benedictines, Cistercians, and Trappist women and men. “This is my last meeting on the board, although I will continue as President of International MID,” said Sister Anne. “I am glad for this opportunity for our community to connect more deeply with the work of MID.”

MID is a board of Catholic monastic...

Emmaus Grove Harvest Fest
October 11, 2016

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a familiar adage. And the photograph that appeared in the Saturday “House to Home” supplement of the Erie Times News of six children eating apples off the tree at the Emmaus Grove Harvest proved the adage true. Click here to see the photo and read the story by Sue Scholz.

Read this story and more on the Emmaus Ministries web page.

SBA Association is sponsoring a Vera Bradley Bingo
October 10, 2016

Only 300 tickets are available for the Vera Bradley Bingo being hosted by the St. Benedict Academy Alumnae Association.

Saturday, November 19, is the date and 6:00 p.m. is the start time with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. at the Harborcreek Social Hall located at 7275 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.

The price of $20.00 per ticket includes bingo cards for the entire evening.

Tip boards, raffles and small games...

Do you have something or somebody you would like us to remember in our prayers?
October 6, 2016

Join us in our 2016 Community of Life program for November.

During November the Church traditionally prays in a special way for all the departed. Each of you are invited to join us in prayer pray during this month for our deceased loved ones and friends.

Simply send us the names of those you would like remembered during the month of November, in which All Saints and All Souls are celebrated. Not only do the sisters pray, in a special way, for all those who have died but also for the special intentions of the living.

Those enrolled in the Community of Life will be...

Anne McCarthy to be Webinar Panelist: Experiences of nonviolence and Jesus’ way of nonviolence
October 4, 2016

The second in a series of four webinars about the ground-shifting Nonviolence & Just Peace conference held in Rome (April 2016) is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 9-10 AM EDT (Washington, D.C.).

Sister Anne McCarthy* will be one of the panelists in this webinar that will focus on experiences of nonviolence and Jesus’ way of nonviolence.

Panelists will discuss how recent experiences help illuminate our understanding of Jesus’ way of nonviolence and engaging conflict, and what the latest scholarship and praxis have revealed about Jesus’ approach and...