Sister Lisa – Loving Life

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Sister Lisa – Loving Life

Life in the monastery is my rock and gives me meaning.  It is so cool to have the rhythm of our prayer life to keep me grounded.  I am so grateful to my Sisters for their holy example of faithfulness and dedicated prayer.  As a junior sister, I am in formation and therefore take a formation class with my director Sister Donna.  I am reading and studying our community and federation documents.  It is all so interesting and makes me so proud to be Benedictine. 

Sister Lisa at her desk at St. Lawrence Church

My job as Parish Associate at St. Lawrence/St. Joseph keeps me hopping and gives me such joy and life.  My work is mostly consumed with education, homebound and liturgical duties.  I love my ministry with the homebound.  It is great to visit folks and I really like going to the living facilities each week to do Word and Communion services.  Of course I get a charge out of doing things with the young people.  It is always fun to visit Religious Education classes and I really like working with Mass Servers.  Anytime I get to speak with groups of people young or old I feel honored and blessed.  The liturgical things I do are always interesting and they challenge me to learn and grow in my understanding of the Catholic Church.  As you can see I am loving life these days!  Things at the monastery are going well as are things at the parish.  God is ever so good!



Sister Lisa Maurer

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and lived in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, before entering the Monastery, She taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese.  Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009.  She currently ministers at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.





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