A Visit from Chile

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A Visit from Chile

It delights me when people make comments on our Monastery web site.  I am glad to know that the information we put out there is reaching someone.  It is fun to hear from friends near and far, old and new.  So you can imagine how tickled I was to learn that we have gone international!   We’re even being translated!

Adriana browsing our web siteAdriana browsing our web site during a visit with us

On her recent visit to St. Scholastica Monastery, Adriana Rivera, a long-time friend of the Sisters here who lives in Chile, told me that she visits https://duluthbenedictines.org/ on a regular basis.  She enjoys staying in touch with the Sisters here in Duluth and is grateful for a means to keep current with the Monastery news and events.  Adrian is a liaison between us, the Benedictine of St. Scholastica, and the Sisters of Monasterio Santa María in Rauten, Chile.  We share a sister-monastery relationship with the Sisters in Chile. The connections with the Chilean Sisters helps us see beyond our own borders and our own experience, and Adriana helps to keep us connected.  

Adriana shared with me that she finds the web site to be a valuable tool.  Each time she visits the Chilean Sisters in Rauten she downloads photos, news, blogs and reflections from our web site to share with the Sisters, translating everything into Spanish.  

I told Adriana that one of these days I would escribir en español just for her and the Sisters of Monasterio Santa María! Read more about our international Sisters and friends in our Ministries Abroad section.    



Sister Lisa Maurer

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleep Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery in 2007, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa Made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in July ll, 2012. Her first ministry as a Benedictine Sister was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is Director of Mission Integration for the Benedictine Health System.



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