Keeping in Touch


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Printable Contribution Form


We correspond with our families, friends, and benefactors a few times a year through U.S. mail with the assistance of friends and neighbors who gather to help us prepare the letters for mailing.  A recent letter from our Prioress, Sister Tonette Sperando, is reprinted below.


We also invite you to stay in touch with activities at Sacred Heart by reading our Community News web page and our bi-annual Community newsletter, the Benedictine Update.

We continually keep our families, friends and benefactors in our prayers.  Instructions for submitting prayer requests to the Sisters can be found in the prayer section of our website. 

Want to contact the Development Office? 

Telephone:  (256) 615-6071
E-Mail:         development [at]
U.S. Mail:     Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, AL
                    Attn. Development Office
                    916 Convent Rd.
                    Cullman, AL  35055



Our 2017 Annual Appeal letter that was sent to our friends and benefactors is below. You, our web readers, are also invited to partner with us in our witness of peace to the world.



Dear Friend,


In his address to the International Congress of Benedictine Abbots and Prioresses in Rome in 2016, Pope Francis noted that today’s society “is increasingly showing its need of mercy,” and identified Benedictine monasteries “as oases where people can dip into the springs of Divine Mercy and hear God speak amidst the deafening and distracted lifestyle of today’s world.”


In a world climate where intolerant or violent language and behavior have become the new reality, we are called to bring peace and hope to those around us through our prayers and actions. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” In order to do so, we must first possess that which we are called to give or to be for others.

The Benedictine Sisters provide such a place for you – a place of prayer and of peace. We invite you to come, slow down, and experience this peace. We invite you to join us for a day or an evening. We offer you renewal and the chance to re-energize. We invite you to come participate in the Liturgy of the Hours where we pray with one voice for the needs of our world and for the people of God.

Through this year’s Annual Appeal, we seek your support in maintaining this place of peace. Your contributions will assist us with the following:

* Enhance our ministry at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center with exterior improvements
to the Benet Guest House
* Repair and improve the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, the Sacristy and the Chapel ceilings
* Maintain the grounds, including purchase of a new mower ($15,000.00)
* Repaint the Sisters’ parking area
* Support the care of our Sisters


In addition, your contributions will help us with the continued implementation of our future planning goals by allowing us to:

o Continue ongoing formation in spirituality and education for our Sisters.
o Provide wellness activities, opportunities, and educational materials for the Sisters
o Increase awareness of our Benedictine charism by using public relations, marketing, and
media resources
o Promote the Liturgy of the Hours by inviting others to join us for our morning and evening prayer

We invite you to join us in promoting peace by helping us to be an “oasis of peace” by making a gift to our Annual Appeal today, and we welcome you to share this oasis with us.

Sincerely in Christ,

Sister Tonette Sperando, O.S.B.


Let peace be your quest and aim. Rule of St. Benedict