Sister Lisa Maurer – Taking Off

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Sister Lisa Maurer – Taking Off

Taking Off - photo by Sister Lisa Maurer

By the time you read this the celebration of my Perpetual Monastic Profession will have taken place over a month ago.  I can’t begin to explain what my life has been like since making my lifelong commitment to seek God as a Benedictine Sister. On the outside things seem the same – I pray, work, eat, and sleep.  But now I am doing those same old things with a different outlook on life and a different understanding of who I am in relationship to myself, to my Sisters, to the world, and to God.I am amazed at the graces that have been bestowed upon me as a result of my Perpetual Profession of stability, obedience, and fidelity to Monastic Life.  I thank God for the renewed sense of confidence that I feel deep within and I am most grateful to recognize that God can never be outdone in generosity.  Through my profession I took one step toward God and He came rushing at me with much love and endless blessings!It seems that my life as a Perpetually Professed Benedictine Sister is really taking off!  

Sister Lisa Maurer  

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. She made her Perpetual Monastic Profession July 11, 2012. 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.


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