• Friday, August 7, 2009

    Benedictine Sisters, Monastery of the Good Shepherd

    Benedictine Sisters, Monastery of the Good Shepherd

    Starr County Benedictines.

    Many excellent links to Catholic sites on their website. For sisters living in a monastery, they seem to have lots going on! Very involved in pro-life activities.

    Founded 1992; Monastic

    A recent activity among the oblates has been studying and reflecting on the words of our late great Pope John Paul II in the Gospel of Life where he exhorts us to transform our culture into a “civilization of love.” His words have resonated deep in our hearts and this has brought about a great desire to impact our society with Gospel values concerning the sanctity of human life, from natural conception to natural death.

    Our Benedictine

    Dignity of Work
    Communal Living
    Conversion of Heart
    Balance in Life
    Reverence for all
    of Creation

    Spirituality: Benedictine, Monastic
    Devotions: Divine Office (communal), Eucharistic Adoration (daily), Rosary (communal weekly), Desert Days (personal retreats)

    Apostolates: Post-abortion healing retreats, other retreats (the general sort and specialized - such as for the victims of abuse), radio station (evangelization), mission work in Mexico (housing), assisting pregnant women in crisis

    Location: Texas

    Age upon entrance: 18-55
    Belated vocations?: Unknown
    # professed sisters: Unknown, smallish I think
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