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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