The American Monastic Newsletter

Nr. 2, June 1999

Monastic News Omnibus

Numerous monastic communities have held leadership elections recently. The following are those who are newly chosen.

Monastery of St. Getrude (Cottonwood, ID) - Sister Jean Lalande, OSB

Queen of Angels Monastery (Mt. Angel, OR) - Sister Dorothy Jean (Damian) Beyer, OSB

Our Lady of Peace Monastery (Columbia, MO) - Sister Rose Marie Birkenfeld, OSB

Sacred Heart Monastery (Cullman, AL) - Sister Veronica Ryan, OSB

Saint Benedict Monastery (Bristow, VA) - Sister Andrea Verchuck, OSB

Benet Hill Monastery (Colorado Springs, CO) - Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB

St. Scholastica Monastery (Chicago, IL) - Sister Jane Smith, OSB

Mount St. Benedict (Crookston, MN) - Sister Cathi Merck, OSB

Monastery of St. Benedict Center (Madison, WI) - Sister Mary David Walgenbach, OSB

Mother of God Monastery (Watertown, SD) - Sister Judith Fischer, OSB

The sisters at St. Joseph's Monastery (Tulsa, OK) reelected Sister Barbara Austin, OSB, to continue her service to the community.

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The North American division of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue held their board meeting at the Trappist abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Lac in Oka, Quebec. Plans were made for follow-up on the Gethsemani Encounter, as well as for celebrations of the year 2000 and the July workshop for local contact persons from the monasteries. New board members elected at that time were Sisters Virginia Matter, Barbara McCracken and Jeanne Ranek, and Father Dan Ward.





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