Sisters of St. Benedict – A Community of Love

Sisters of St. Benedict – A Community of Love


and I came here and it was like
everything just fit everything just felt right and I felt at home and at peace
and I knew immediately you know this place was gonna be a part of my life whenever I found the Ferdinand Benedictines I thought this is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I think if I
hadn’t joined the community my life would have taken a whole different turn
and it would not have turned out as fruitful and life-giving as it has. We
call ourselves monastic women and so we focus on living
in community and then also praying together and that’s what it means to be
monastic. The community of sisters here they support me whether
on Mount Zion rejoicing or whether I’m in the dark depths, you know. They love
everything and I’m called to love them through everything too, there’s the mutual
respect and the mutual support between me and my sisters you just can’t get
anywhere else. Invariably somebody will say it just
feels peaceful here and if we can continue to do what we do in a way that
allows people to have some respite from the craziness of the world, if they can
find quiet and peace and go back refreshed into their lives. I think
that’s a wonderful gift we can offer. I took final vows on October 201; it’s
like the best moment of my life just pure joy and communion. It was like I was one
with the community and I was one with God and I was one with my family and it
was like everyone was just in it together. You’re not giving up who
you are when you feel called to a religious life you’re becoming more of
who you are. The best thing about the Fernand Benedictines; we are common
people from many walks of life. We enjoy the simple things, we are approachable, to me that is the gift of our community. Where can you be the best person God
created you to be? That’s the answer to not be afraid to look, not to be afraid to come and see and try it out. I never could have imagined I would be
this happy in life like I’d never never would have thought I would ever be this happy in life.

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