August 31, 2016

Archbishop Jackels

Archbishop Jackels and M. Rebecca
Last Sunday Archbishop Michael Jackels was celebrant at our Sunday Eucharist.  In his sermon the Archbishop described and stressed the importance of realizing God's love for us in our lives.
After Mass we had brunch in our refectory and caught up on the news of the diocese.  It is always a pleasure to see him and share our news with him.

August 29, 2016

Visiting Professor

Last week we had classes with our favorite scripture scholar, Dr. Lynn Osiek,RSCJ  We spent our first four days studying the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans.  We gained many insights into who were Paul's recipients and meaning into the text of the letter.  We spent the last day looking at woman rivals in scripture.  We looked at Sarah and Hagar, Leah and Rachel, and others in scripture.  Over the years we have had many classes with Sr. Lynn and are calways glad to have her back.  She is a wonderful teacher.

August 24, 2016

Sr Anna's Solemn Profession

Sr Anna and M.Rebecca
Sr. Anna made her solemn profession on August 19th, the feast of Blessed Guerric of Igny.  She made her promise of obedience on August 18th at Chapter.  Dom Mark Scott presided at Mass and Fr. Bill Joensen was concelebrant.  Mother Rebecca and Dom Mark read the Solemn prayer of monastic consecration.  After Mass the community, several of our brothers from New Melleray, family and friends, including Sr. Ginny, a lifelong friend of Sr. Anna's processed to the refectory for a festive meal together.
To view more photos see The Solemn Profession of Sr Anna on our website.