Sister attends prioress meeting

The annual meeting of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses (CBP) was held in Yankton, South Dakota, from Jan. 28 through Feb. 4. Sr. Anita Louise Lowe, prioress of Sisters of St. Benedict, Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, was one of 44 participants.

The purpose of the conference is to provide its members mutual assistance and encouragement to further the vision and values of Benedictine cenobitic life within the Church and contemporary society.

The theme of the meeting, hosted by the Yankton Benedictine Sisters, Sacred Heart Monastery, was “Called to Serve: Pray, Listen, Lead.” At the business meeting, Sr. Aileen Bankemper was elected chairwoman of the organization for a three-year term and Srs. Anita Louise Lowe and Susan Rudolph were elected to a term on the CBP Coordinating Committee. They will serve along with Srs. Rosann Ocken and Maribeth Wentzlaff.

On their free afternoon, some sisters toured the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, others visited the monastery of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters in Norfolk, Nebraska, while others enjoyed some leisure in Yankton. 

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