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Sister Anne Wambach Re-Elected Prioress
May 23, 2015

Sister Anne Wambach has been re-elected Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for a second term of five years. As prioress, Sister Anne is responsible for the spiritual and administrative leadership of the community and their various ministries.

“I am humbled by the trust that the community has once again placed in me and overwhelmed by the expression of love and support that continues to be extended to me,” said Sister Anne. “My community of sisters continues to inspire me by their dedication to the monastic way of life and the manner in which they embrace the Benedictine...

Erie Catholic Sisters: Part II
May 22, 2015

View Part II of Emily Welsh’s three-part series on the women religious of Erie. In this segment the Sisters of mercy are featured. Next week, the third and final segment will focus on the Benedictine Sisters of Erie: Thursday, May 28 on WSEE NEWS at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned!



ICM Honors Sister Mary Louis Eichenlaub
May 21, 2015

A “Moral Leadership Award” has been established in the name of Sister Mary Louis Eichenlaub by Inter-Church Ministries of Erie (ICM) to honor her 20 years of service on the ICM board. She is retired now but still continues to be available for consultation and attends functions as she is able.

The award, established in conjunction with ICM’s 40th Anniversary (1975-2015), will provide educational scholarships, beginning in 2016, to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities, including: integrity,...

Kids Cafe Turns 15!
May 19, 2015

Emmaus Ministries Kids Cafe is 15 years old. Kids Cafe opened its doors on January 10, 2000 to provide an evening meal and a safe environment for children ages 6 to 17. From time to time we will feature a fact or story about Kids Cafe. Here is the latest installment.

Saint Benedict Community Center

“Let’s play some hoops at the gym” is a phrase you will hear from the girls and boys at Kids Cafe. It is also one of the favorite activities enjoyed by the children who attend Kids Cafe. Recreational activities are provided at Saint Benedict Community Center which...

Sister Marilyn Schauble in Concert with the North East Choral Club
May 17, 2015

Let There Be Music was the theme of a special spring concert presented by the North East Choral Club (NECC) at Park United Methodist Church under the direction of Nancy Bowers. "After singing in several local nursing homes we decided to end our season with one last performance in North East," said Sister Marilyn. "NECC is a special group of women of which I am happy to be a part. I am grateful for the opportunity to do one of the things I love most─ sing!"

"The music was beautiful,” said Sister Anne Wambach, prioress. "Aside from the singing, the lyrics of the songs had...

Erie Catholic Sisters Evolving Ministry, Part One
May 16, 2015

WSEE news anchor, Emily Welsh, has done a great job with the three-part series on the women religious of Erie. Check out Part I featuring the Sisters of St. Joseph. Be sure to watch for parts 2 and 3 (Sisters of Mercy and Benedictine Sisters of Erie): Thursdays, May 21 and 28, on WSEE NEWS at 6:00 p.m.



Setting the World on Fire
May 15, 2015

The May/June issue of FAITH magazine, dedicated in large part to the Year of Consecrated Life and including a piece about Sister Dianne Sabol, OSB, is now available online.

Anne-Marie Welsh, the editor of this publication of the Diocese of Erie, has done a fantastic job of highlighting the contributions of Erie’s women religious. Her column, "Editor’s Notebook" on p 4, is a must-read. Bishop Persico’s piece on p 10-11, is dedicated to the same topic and offers a great tribute as well.

The cover story, TRUTH IN CHARITY ─ Women religious: A true treasure (p 12),...

Don't Miss WSEE 6 PM News May 14, 21 and 28
May 14, 2015

Back in March Emily Welsh, WSEE news anchor, visited the monastery with her mother, Anne-Marie Welsh, Communications Director for the Diocese of Erie and editor of FAITH magazine, to get an inside look at the life and work of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. They also spent time with the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of St. Joseph. For the next three Thursdays, beginning tonight, May 14, the first segment in a series of...

ARTfully Yours ─ MAY Offering
May 12, 2015

"Now this is fun!" proclaimed a February participant who had never painted before. "I had no idea what marbling was. Now look at my scarf - I can't wait to show it off" said another. ARTfully yours participants have fun experimenting with different art forms and enjoy wine and snacks with friends, all in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Neighborhood Art House.

Previous offerings Acrylic Painting and Marbling: Creating a Fashion Scarf were so well received, we're offering them again. The $40 registration fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks. Class...

Medea Benjamin Rescheduled
May 11, 2015

The Benedictines for Peace Spring Speaker Series will be a Fall Series for 2015. Unfortunately, Medea Benjamin has had to re-schedule the date due to unforeseen circumstances.

Medea Benjamin will now speak at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery on Monday, October 19, 2015, at 7pm.

Medea is the co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years and is described as "one of America's most committed--and most effective--fighters for human rights."


Ricardo's onthe Menu at Kids Cafe
May 10, 2015

Who knew that when Emmaus volunteer and friend Fr. Mike DiMartinis was talking to his neighbor about cooking and preparing meals at Emmaus Ministries that his neighbor would want to get involved, too. Fr. Mike’s neighbor happens to be Chef Peter West, co-owner of Ricardo’s Restaurant serving Erie since 1936.

Peter, who will donate meals twice a month, began this week with a chicken parmesan and pasta with meatballs dinner. Kids Cafe cook, Becky Kathman, is coordinating with Peter to schedule the dinners. “Our children gave the meal a 'thumbs up'", she said. "Just think─our kids are...