Mon 27 Feb, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Conference of Benedictine Prioresses, Immaculata Monastery, Missionary Benedictine Sisters, Sister Pat, Sister Sean
Even leaders need someone to lean on.
The Conference of Benedictine Prioresses held its annual meeting earlier this month at Immaculata Monastery of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters in Norfolk, Neb., bringing together dozens of women religious leaders from monasteries across the United States.
Benedictine Sisters’ Prioress General Sister Pat and Clyde Prioress Sister Sean attended the conference.
“The best thing about this annual meeting is getting together with others who are serving as leaders of their communities to talk about the challenges and joys that are part and parcel of such a position,” Sister Pat said. “Away from the day to day demands of our work, it’s a time to relax a bit in the company of people who have a keen understanding of those demands.”
“Getting together to share thoughts, concerns and hopes is important and provides an avenue to explore how something might be done better,” Sister Pat said. “We discussed how our communities can be oases of hope and renewal of spirit for any and all who long for them in the midst of our world’s current reality as well as being a voice for those who may not otherwise have much influence in the public arena.”
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