Wed 8 May, 2013
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, General Assembly, Rule of Benedict
St. Benedict makes it clear in his Holy Rule that all the community should be assembled and lend their voices to the decision making process.
This is our responsibility. We are not looked upon as members who have no sense, thoughts or words of wisdom. We who live in a monastery have the important task of helping govern the community, from the oldest member to the youngest, from the highest ranked to the lowliest sister.
For two weeks our congregation gathered for our annual General Assembly to fulfill our responsibility. We came together to pray, listen, break bread and share our thoughts and feelings around several topics. A facilitator helped us focus our collective work.
Our work is done for now. It is time to return to our daily life of monastic women, continuing the conversation with God and one another, seeking the Spirit’s guidance and always, always, turning to God out of love.