I am excited about our upcoming Summer of Service! This opportunity is being offered by St. Walburg Monastery and by Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana.
During May 28 to July 23, 2017, single women, ages 19 to 35 are being invited to experience service works in a Monastery setting. They will stay at Beech Grove, Indiana for four weeks and serve the needs of people in that area. Then they will come to Covington, Kentucky and serve the needs of people in our area.
During these 8 weeks, the women will experience service to the poor and homeless, service to the elderly, and service to the earth, etc. They will share in the Benedictine values of prayer, hospitality, stewardship, community and ministry. They will join the sisters in prayer, community living and reaching out to others. They will have time for personal and community prayer and also retreat time.
If you want to join us in this unique experience, please contact Sr. Julie Sewell, O.S.B. at Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Indiana at 317-787-3287, ext. 3032 or Sr. Cathy Bauer, O.S.B. at St. Walburg Monastery in Kentucky at 859-331-6324.
Please help us spread the word to any young women interested in a summer service project.
I am reminded of a paradox that always happens when we reach out to others in service because it is always blessed by God. It is that in giving of ourselves, we also receive more than we can imagine. Sr. Barbara Woeste, OSB