AMÉRICA

OLINDA Pr.

Brasil

Em julho de 1903, oito irmãs missionárias chegaram a Olinda, Brasil. Em 1905, duas irmãs de Olinda viajaram para o sul para estabelecer outra fundação em Sorocaba. Hoje, as irmãs ministram em muitas pré-escolas (creches)…

SOROCABA Pr.

Brasil

Em 1905, duas irmãs de Olinda viajaram para o sul para estabelecer outra fundação em Sorocaba.
Em 1995, o Priorado de Sorocaba recebeu cinco membros de uma União Piedosa em Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hoje, as irmãs ministram em muitas creches, escolas primárias e secundárias, em alguns institutos de saúde e em muitas atividades sociais e pastorais.

SOROCABA Pr.

 Argentina 

Em 1995, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Priorado de Sorocaba) (06 de janeiro): cinco membros de uma Pia União no Monasterio de la Epifania iniciaram seu noviciado canônico e fizeram a profissão perpétua em 10 de fevereiro de 1998.

NORFOLK Pr.

EUA

Em 1923, quatro irmãs foram enviadas aos Estados Unidos para ministrar aos colonos alemães no meio-oeste. Mais tarde, foi estabelecido o Priorado de Norfolk, e as irmãs serviram nos ministérios de educação, saúde e pastoral.

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NOTÍCIAS

Supporting the Homeless in Buenos Aires / Argentina

Argentina was originally an attractive and liveable country, but for around 20 years it has been suffering from a massive economic and institutional decline, which has had a very negative impact on the standard of living and education and has furthered the loss of values in society. Half of the population lives below the official…

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WelcBoas vindas às Junioristas do IJP de 2024

No dia 2 de abril, duas junioristas do Programa Internacional de Juniorato de 2024 foram oficialmente acolhidas através de um breve ritual durante a Hora Meridiana. São elas Ir. Michael Marie Kudumu do Priorado de Windhoek e  Ir. Maria Auderlane dos Santos Belarmino do Priorado de Olinda. Depois da oraçáo rezada por M. Maoro, todas as Irmãs abençoaram as Junioristas com…

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ORAÇÃO PELA PRIMEIRA PROFISSÃO EM SOROCABA

“Feliz és tu que acreditaste!”Lc 1, 45 A Prioresa e as Irmãs Beneditinas Missionárias de Tutzing sentem-se felizes em convidá-lo (a) a participar da Celebração Eucarística, na qual a noviça Eleonora Agostino Gomez para sua Primeira Profissão, segundo a Regra de São Bento,no dia 09 de março de 2024, às 16 h na Igreja Nossa Senhora do RosárioSorocaba – SP / Brasilien Sua oração e presença…

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Primeira Profissão e Profissão Perpétua em Olinda

No dia 8 de dezembro, Solenidade da Imaculada Conceição da Virgem Maria, realizou-se no Priorado de Olinda a Profissão Perpétua de Ir. Isabela Barbosa dos Anjos e a Primeira Profissão da  Noviça Maria Helen Rodrigues das Neves, que a partir de então se chamará Ir. Maria Hellen. Noviça Maria Helen lendo sua Carta de Profissão, fazendo…

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Sr. Norberta (Benedita) Sanchez, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Norberta (Benedita) Sanchez,  OSB  was called home to God on  September 27, 2023 in Sorocaba She was born on December 10, 1922 in São Manoel, Diocese of Botucatu in Brazil. She offered herself…

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Winnebago…Um novo ano escolar…Um novo prédio escolar

 Através do compromisso dedicado dos Membros da Gestão e de doadores generosos, foi possivel angariar fundos para construir um novo prédio para a escola elementar no lugar de  “um prédio de terceira geração” construido nos anos de 1950 para outras finalidades, não propriamente escola. Nesta colina, no ano de 1907, Santa Katherine Drexel, Fundadora das…

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120 anos das Irmãs Beneditinas Missionarias no Brasil

No dia 21 de julho de 1903 ,  ha 120 anos as 8 primeiras Irmãs Beneditinas Missionarias chegaram em Olinda  Pernambuco para fazer uma fundação da Congregação no Brasil.As Irmãs do Priorado de Olinda comemoraram esta data com uma vigilia de oração. Nomes das 8 irmãs pioneiras no Brasil Essa gruta foi construída pelas primeiras…

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Sr. Andrea (Vivian) Polt, OSB

 “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Andrea (Vivan) Polt,  OSB   was called home to God on May 19, 2023 in Norfolk. She was born on November 12, 1933 in Pierce, USA in the Diocese of  Omaha. She offered herself to God…

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Sr. Josephine (Dorothy) Ewertz, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Josephine (Dorothy) Ewertz,  OSB   was called home to God on May 3, 2023 in Norfolk. She was born on December 26, 1925 in  Colwich, USA, Diocese of  Wichita She offered herself to God through Temporary…

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Sr. HILDE (Hildegund Anna) MARTIN, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Hilde (Hildegund Anna) Martin,  OSB   was called home to God on April 29, 2023 in Sorocaba. She was born on May 23, 1938 in  Augsburg, Germany,  Diocese of  Augsburg . She offered herself to God…

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Restauração de “Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia”

A preciosa imagem de Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia, da Igreja em nosso Priorado de Olinda necessitou urgentemente de restauro. No dia 9 de março as Irmãs apresentaram oficialmente o projeto ao IPHAN (Instituto Nacional da preservação do Patriominio Cultural) o pedido de suporte financeiro com a esperança de que será arpovado.

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JPIC-Atividades no Priorado de Olinda

 “Todos nós Podemos colaborar como Instrumentos de Deus no cuidado para com a criação, cada um de acordo com dua própria cultura, sua experiencia, envolvimento e talentos” (Laudato Si’ 14).  Com esta motivação, desde a Assembleia do Priorado de 2022, Ir. Glória, Ir. Karla, Ir. Maria, Ir. Macionila, Ir. Rita Maria, Ir. Marineide e Ir.…

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RECIFE CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF FOUNDATION

 In 1943 twelve Sisters, most of them under 30, started a new community taking over a school founded in 1919. Of such a new foundation we can only dream nowadays. As time went by, the flourishing Education and Missionary center declined and had to be closed in 2012. Why do we then celebrate 80th jubilee?…

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Sr. Digna (Luiza) Pereira de Queiroz, OSB

 “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Digna (Luiza) Pereira de Queiroz,  OSB   was called home to God on January 13, 2023 in Barbalha. She was born on June 19, 1929 in Nazare da Mata, PE,   Diocese of  Nazare da Mata,…

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Priory in Olinda

From January 2 – 4, sisters of Olinda priory gathered together to work out a plan for the next three years. These were wonderful days of reflection and deepening, but also relaxation with animation by Sister Fátima Cardoso, Sister Lídia and Sister Aleluia.  Through the collaboration of all sisters and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,…

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Sr. Gliceria (Maria de Lourdes) Florentino Diniz, OSB

  “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Gliceria  (Maria de Lourdes) Florentino Diniz, OSB   was called home to God on December 26, 2022 in Recife.     She was born on January 8, 1930 in  Princesa Isabel,  Diocese of  Patos, Brazil. She…

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Final Profession in Buique / Olinda Priory

 On December 17, Sr. Ana Paula de Lima of Olinda Priory celebrated her final profession near the Chapel of our Lady of Grace in Buique / PE. In solemn and joyful procession  the sisters, the servers and celebrants moved from the chapel to the prepared place. M. Madalena Mendonça, Prioress, questioned Sr. Ana Paula about her…

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Sr. Rosann Ocken re-elected as Prioress of Norfolk

On November 28, Sr. Rosann Ocken was re-elected as prioress of Norfolk for a second term of three years. The election chapter was presided by Sr. Lumen Gloria Dungca, Vicaress General.  We thank Sr. Rosann for accepting once more the call to service in leadership. Chapter Delegates,in front center Sr. Lumen Gloria and Sr. Rosann…

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BRAZIL HOLDS XVIII NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

 The XVIII National Eucharistic Congress of Brazil took place in the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife from November 11-15. It began with a prayer meeting at the Sé Cathedral in Olinda with 200 bishops.  The Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Dom Fernando Saburido, gave each bishop a gift, a replica of the wooden pectoral cross…

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Final Profession in Norfolk

On September 3, Sr. Sarah Elizabeth McMahon, OSB made her final profession in Norfolk. While the assembly prayed to all the Saints to support Sr. Sarah Elizabeth in her commitment, she was lying prostrate as a sign of her total surrender to the will of God. She signed the profession card promising to follow Christ in…

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Vocational Meeting in Olinda

 On Sep 18, Olinda Priory invited young women to participate in a vocational meeting. The theme was the vocation of the first disciples (Jn 1, 35-45). The meeting concluded with adoration and the prayer of vespers.  May God continue his work begun in the lives of these young women!

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Sr. Ursula (Hildegard) Worringen, OSB

 “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Ursula (Hildegard)  Worringen, OSB  was called home to God on September 12, 2022 in Recife She was born on February 12, 1919 in  Köln-Nippes, Germany,  Diocese of Köln. She offered herself to…

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NORFOLK SISTERS TO HOST UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

A few months ago, our friend Mike Anderson approached us with the news that he was hoping to bring 100 Ukrainian refugees to Norfolk. Like a fire, Mike’s dream sparked the hearts of concerned persons interested in this mission and the plan began to take shape, albeit with many, many ups and downs.  Our monastery…

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First Profession in Olinda

Now dressed with the religious habit Sr. Maria Auderlane shows her signed profession card to the assembly.  The 16th of July, feast of Our Lady of Carmel, was the day of the first profession of  Novice Maria Auderlane Santos Belarmino. The Holy Mass was presided over by Dom José Antero, in the church of the Priory’s house.…

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Sorocaba Visitation finalised in Sorocaba / Brazil

After the visit of the two communities in Argentina, the vitiators returned to Brazil for a visit of the communities in São Paulo, one of them belonging to Sorocaba Priory, the community of Ipiranga, and another community for the work with Korean immigrants belonging to Daegu Priory Korean community in São Paulo The visitation was finalised in…

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Olinda: FOOD FOR SOCIALLY VULNERABLE COMMUNITY

Through educational actions of Colégio Imaculado Coração de Maria students were mobilised to donate food to the São Sebastião School, located in a socially vulnerable community. This activity strengthens in the students the awareness to be one human family where all are brother and sisters and the responsibility for our Common Home.

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Olinda: 110 Years St. Gertrud’s Academ

      Sr. Irani Bernardo Evangelista, OSB, director of Academia Santa Gertrudes, together with Professor Ivis and students from Elementary School 1,  on the 110th anniversary of ASG.   On June 3, the Santa Gertrudes Academy in Olinda / Brazil completed 110 years. Through all these years our sisters together with lay mission partners…

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Visitation in Norfolk Priory

 The visitation in Norfolk Priory took place from February 13 – 26, 2022 conducted by Sr. Lumen Gloria Dungca assisted by Sr. Katharina Mtitu. Opening the visitation in Winnebago Sr. Katharina with Sr. Josephine >> NORFOLK PRIORY

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Sr. Lucida (Beatrix) Schmieder, OSB

“Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sr. Lucida (Beatrix) Schmieder, OSB  was called home to God on December 25, 2021 in Barbalha. She was born on June 16, 1927 in Bruchsal , Diocese of Freiburg in Germany. She offered…

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CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION “Norfolk Priory “

Sharing with others especially the poor and the needy In this picture we are giving this hand made quilt to the “Giving Guides” a group that deals directly with people on the streets.  Rosary Making These rosaries have traveled to many different continentents. Trees and garden produce our compound is not so large, he uses…

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CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION “Olinda Priory “

 CARE for Cancer Patients collecting oil from kitchen (used) what they receive when sold is financial support for the house of cancer patients under treatment in our Hospital Social center 60 children are members of the project Conviver Covid department on our Hospital Ecological Education  Our Novitiate Garden 

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CONGRATULATIONS FOR FIRST PROFESSION IN OLINDA

On Dec 12, 2021 Nov. Laiane Costa dos Santospronounced her first profession in Olinda / Brazil. She received the white habit and veil from Prioress Sr. Madalena Mendonça. From now on she will be called Sr. Laiane.  As a Missionary Benedictine Sister she is called to bring light to the world by leading people to…

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SR. WERBURGA (Waltraud) SCHAFFRATH , OSB

“Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear SR. WERBURGA (Waltraud) SCHAFFRATH , OSB  was called home to God on  August 27, 2021 in Barbalha.   She was born on September 6, 1930 in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany, Diocese of Koln. She offered…

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Richly Blessed!

Richly Blessed! The Norfolk community has been richly blessed with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. The sisters normally join together to tackle the heavy canning and freezing of foods. It is a big job, but because of our working together, we do manage well. We are grateful to God and to all those…

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First Profession in Olinda

First Profession in Olinda On July 11, 2021 Sr. Maria Renária Henrique Avelino said her yes during the celebration of her first profession in Olinda / Brazil.  Prioress Sr. Madalena Mendonça with the newly professed Sister Maria Renária The Holy Mass was presided over by Archbishop Antônio Fernando Saburido, himself being a Benedictine monk.    SEE MORE…

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Benefit for the Poor

Benefit for the Poor On June 28, 2021, several sisters met with Fayet Klug, the director of “The Giving Guides” of Norfolk. This group of givers is providing needs to people in the Norfolk Area. It was our joy to give her six quilt/throws, made by Sr. Carole Ann, here at Immaculata Monastery.

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“Way to the fields”

“Way to the fields”  IMMACULATE CONCEPTION COMMUNITY – Itapetininga Our children did not miss to get their Easter gift. It was organized like a paschal Drive –thru, thus the parents could bring the children receiving their so much expected Easter Eggs.  During May we had anew the prayer of the Rosary with our employees, every day…

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On Wednesdays at St. Scholastica!

On Wednesdays at St. Scholastica! Since 2008 every Wednesday we have half an hour of prayer with the coworkers of the school. A privileged time. With love and dedication, we commemorate the birthdays of each month and on the end of the semester. This half an hour of the afternoon is very important. All feel valorized…

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Sister Domingas (Suk Hyen) Cha, OSB

Sister Domingas (Suk Hyen) Cha, OSB “Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1 Our dear Sister Domingas (Suk Hyen) Cha, OSB was called home to God on April 14, 2021 in Sorocaba. She was born on August 4, 1937 in Sinnyju, Pyung…

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Sr. Rosamaria (Maria Aleuda) de Lira , OSB

“Do not be afraid,  for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.” Is 43,1    Sr. Rosamaria (Maria Aleuda) de Lira died on April 1, 2021 in Barbalha / Brazil. May she rest in peace. Sr. Rosamaria (Maria Aleuda) de Lira (1940 – 2021) Ger Port Kor   <<…

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