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ABOVE: Hélène Mercier, OSB, teaches in the School of Benedictine Spirituality at Saint Benedict’s Monastery, which offers support for spiritual growth, guidance for living the Gospel and a community for learning about the dynamic world of the Benedictine way. Classes are varied and ongoing. Visit www.sbm.osb to learn more.


Spirituality Center and Studium: Birth Pangs and Growing Joys 4 – 5 Spiritual Directors 6–7 Mind and Spirit in Partnership 8 Studium: The Beginning 9 A View of Africa through the Lens of Scripture 10 – 11 Lectio Divina 12 Benedictines: Lovers of Learning 13 Mercy in the Garden 16

Benedictine School 17 Briefly 18 For the Birds 19 In Loving Memory: 20 – 21 Madonna Kuebelbeck, OSB; Mary Dominic Eickhoff, OSB; Mary Minette Beutz, OSB; Mary Carmen Cruz, OSB A New Look at In Loving Memory 22 Sisters Behind the Scenes 23


From the Prioress by Michaela Hedican, OSB Blessings Abound by Gen Maiers, OSB



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Benedictine Sisters and Friends is published by the Office of Development and Communications, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn. The purpose of the magazine is to share the stories of our Benedictine lives and engage our relatives, friends, Oblates and benefactors in the mission and ministries of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

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Benedictine Sisters and Friends, Spring Summer 2016  
Benedictine Sisters and Friends, Spring Summer 2016  

Published by the Office of Mission Advancement, Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn. The purpose of Benedictine Sisters and Friends...