No public liturgies at monastery

FERDINAND — Out of caution for guests and sisters at the monastery, Sisters of St. Benedict will not be opening liturgies to the public for the foreseeable future.

The Catholic Diocese of Evansville encourages those age 65 and older, and those with underlying medical issues, not to attend public Mass. Many sisters at the monastery in Ferdinand fall into that age category.

Although the sisters are unable to welcome people through their monastery doors, they are continuing to reach out to the public with prayer and reflection through its Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana Facebook page.

Each day, sisters welcome everyone to pray with them as they ring the bells at 3 p.m., praying for an end to the current pandemic. On Monday mornings, sisters are offering inspirational videos to help people navigate through these hard times.

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