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NEW PRIORESS AND LEADERSHIP TEAM ELECTED

 

The community of Emmanuel Monastery met
September 24-27th to elect a prioress and leadership team
to guide the community into these next 5 years.

Kathy McNany was elected Prioress
Tricia Kirk
Pat Phillips
Kathy White

were elected to the Leadership Team.
 
L to R:  Kathy White, Kathy McNany, Pat Phillips, Tricia Kirk

Kim Porter, OSB from St. Walburg Monastery in Covington, KY facilitated the discernment process.
Lynn McKenzie, OSB from Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman AL who is President of the Federation of St. Scholastica, of which Emmanuel Monastery is a member, officiated at the canonical election.

The process actually began in March when the community gathered to set direction for the next 5 years. The commitment expressed in the direction statements focused on the interplay of the richness of our Benedictine heritage and realities of our life in these times. Owning what is and imagining what can be is supported by our desire to continue and expand our Benedictine charism in ways
that will live beyond us.

Then, COVID 19 entered our lives and what was originally scheduled for May of this year, was postponed to a safer and more open time. We so appreciated the many people who supported us in prayer through these months and especially this week. So much of what we are and have become is because of each of you. Please continue to hold us all in prayer during this time of transition, and be assured of our continued
prayer for you.
 
Sisters Kim Porter and Lynn McKenzie

 

 

HOME TO GOD

MARY EILEEN SIMMS, OSB

Birth: October 28, 1936

Monastic Profession: August 11, 1958

Born to New Life: July 1, 2020

 

 


 

covid-19 virus

The Pandemic spreading across the globe has significantly changed the lives of all of us. Sheltering in place has made us very aware of our need to connect and communicate with each other. During these days we will be periodically posting special issues of Emmanuel Monastery E-News so that we might be united in our prayer and concern for all who are victims of this disease. If you are not on our e-mail list and would like to receive these reflections, please let Susan Davis,

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important statements from the conference of benedictine prioresses

Conference of Benedictine Prioresses Statement on Racism 2/4/17

Statement in Support of Comprehensive Reform of Immigration Policies 2/2013

Prevention of Gun Violence A Statement of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses 3/21/13

Statements can be found on the Federation of St. Scholastica web site

www.federationofstscholastica.org

 

 

 

 

AWE: an awesome enterprise

makes the news

Read the article by Colleen Dunne, which got front page coverage at this link http://ncronline.org/news/sisters-stories/transformations-follow-after-nuns-take-mother-and-child

For more information about AWE visit their web site at www.asyleewomen.org