Sister Jeanne Ann Weber – July 22, Heritage Day

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Sister Jeanne Ann Weber – July 22, Heritage Day

Heritage Day is celebrated each year on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, disciple of the Lord.  We see a significant part of her life pictured in the icon, Mary Magdalene Telling of the Resurrection to the Apostles ©, written by +Sr. Mary Charles McGough, O.S.B.

Icon Mary Magdalene Copyright © Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Association

On this day we remember the dream and courage of Sister Benedicta Riepp and companions who arrived at St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, in 1852 from Eichstatt, Germany.  Through the initial efforts of these visionary women, many new Benedictine foundations were eventually made, including St. Scholastica Monastery of Duluth.

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“Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict