Hello! I am Sister Jeanne Ann Weber, Director of Liturgy at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota. I hope you will find these blogs by various Sisters interesting and that you will also explore other sections of our web site.
One of the questions that people often ask is why I chose this particular path for my life. Some years ago I remember filling out a form for entering St. Scholastica Monastery. One of the questions was, why do you want to be a Sister? I clearly recall writing this answer: to know and to love God and to serve others. I had no idea what that answer fully meant then and how this answer would unfold in my life as a religious Sister. I have been so blessed with many opportunities to grow in relationship to God and others. Certainly a key way to know and love God is through prayer—both personal and with Community, through our Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist. I have had many opportunities for personal and spiritual growth such as a yearly retreat, workshops, talks at the Monastery, College, other sites, etc. There are opportunities for reading and continued study. Our long Catholic tradition and the Rule of St. Benedict have many treasures and much guidance as one moves deeper into becoming transformed into all that Christ calls one to be.
I’ve had many opportunities for developing my talents and sharing them as a teacher, parish worker, retreat director, Communitiy liturgist—one who works with our prayers, the Eucharist, and other rituals. I’ve been privileged to do volunteer work and ministry with children and adults, the homeless, addicted, and abused. I’ve served on a variety of boards that are trying to improve the quality of life for many through such values as respect, community, hospitality, and justice in order to bring forth God’s kingdom. I am proud of our Community’s commitment to ministry in our area and beyond.
Sister Jeanne Ann Weber is a Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota. She is Director of Liturgy.