In my position as Mission Integration Manager with Benedictine Health System (BHS) I travel about the system. I get the blessed privilege of visiting all our long-term care facilities. During my visits I meet many people. I interact with staff and residents as well as family members and other stakeholders. My ministry is to support and strengthen the Mission and Values of our health system. The mission of BHS is advancing the health care ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Duluth (my Community) by witnessing to God’s love by providing compassionate, quality care with special concern for the underserved and those in need. BHS holds dear four Core Values – Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect, and Justice. As this is the year that we are highlighting justice, most of my presentations center around that Core Value.
Recently on a trip to Bridges Care Community in Ada, Minnesota, and Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, Minnesota, I shared a talk entitled: Justice: Serving with Truth and Action. I held many sessions of my presentation at each facility so that I could reach as many people as possible. It was wonderful to share ways in which we are called to be people of justice in every facet of our lives. My goal was to show that acts of justice are not reserved for Superman and Supreme Court Jurists. We are all called to be other-directed with our works of justice in a respectful spirit of equality as it is our duty as people who have been blessed and gifted by God.
I think it is pretty cool that my ministry within BHS is to go around meeting people and talking about Benedictine Values and the Mission of BHS. I get to use my training and experience as a teacher in new and challenging ways. I love Integrating the Mission!
Sister Lisa Maurer
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised 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 and on July 11, 2012, she made her Perpetual Profession. Her first ministry was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is the Mission Integration Manager of the Benedictine Health System. See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.