Keeping in Touch

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 Janet Marie Flemming, 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] shmon.org
U.S. Mail:     Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, AL
                    Attn. Development Office
                    916 Convent Rd.
                    Cullman, AL  35055

              

 

Our 2016 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.


September 1, 2016


Dear Friend,

 

We live in a divided world. Everywhere you turn, there is discord and hatred. Deceit and evasion of responsibility create a crisis of fear and distrust.

St. Benedict offers a different way – a way of being formed into a community of supportive love. People come to Sacred Heart Monastery to be reminded that there is a different way to live and to view the world – with trust, hope, and compassion.

We welcome you here to renew your spirit and to restore your hope that it is possible to live in peace. We invite you to help the sisters in their commitment to provide a sacred space of peace and serenity for the people of God to come and be renewed. Your contribution to this year’s Annual Appeal will assist us with various operational needs:

* Continue the landscaping/signage project begun last year
* Begin future planning and visioning with a facilitator to determine how God is calling us to respond in our divided world of today
* Support the care and on-going formation of our Sisters
* Enhance our ministries at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center and Benedictine Manor
* Support our Sisters ministering in various other locations around the Diocese of Birmingham

During times like these, we cannot lose hope. During times like these, we must be grounded in our faith. During times like these, we must continue our ministry of being with and staying with those who differ from us.

We invite you to join our prayers and our journey by making a gift to our Annual Appeal today.

Sincerely in Christ,

Sister Tonette Sperando, O.S.B.
Prioress

“A diversity of persons bonded into unity shows Christ to a divided world.”
– Community Philosophy