The Federation of Saint Benedict

Federation News

National Catholic Sisters Week Gathering brings Sisters and Students Together

The weekend of March 7-9, 2014 inaugurated the first-ever National Catholic Sisters Week! The event which launched this "to be annual" week was a conference and workshop at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, made possible by a $3.3 million grant awarded to them by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to fund an initiative to heighten public awareness of the lives and contributions of Catholic Sisters.

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Monastery News

Canonical Visitation at St. Placid Priory, Lacey, Washington

The Federation of St. Benedict conducted a Canonical Visitation of the St. Placid Priory community in Lacey, Washington during the beautiful late summer days of September 5-8, 2013. 

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March 11-12: Federation Finance Committee Meeting, St. Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

April 24 - 28:  Election, St. Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

May 2 - 5:  Installation, St. Placid Priory, Lacey WA

May 9:  Federation Juridic Committee Meeting Conference Call  

May 11 - 14: Federation Council Meeting, St. Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

May 21 - 24:  Men and Women Federation Presidents Meeting, St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, IL

May 28 - June 4: Election and Installation, Saint Martin Monastery, Nassau, N.P. Bahamas

June 7-9: Installation, St Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

June 14 - 19: Election of Prioress General and Council, Benedictines of Perpetual Adoration, Clyde, MO
June 19 - 26: Chapter of the Federation of St. Scholastica, Mount St. Scholastica Monastery, Atchison, KS
June 27 - July 18: Benedictine Spirituality Workshop and Retreat, St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, IL
August 10 - 15: LCWR National meeting, Nashville, TN
September 7 - 21:  Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum, Sant'Anselmo, Rome, ITALY


Next Federation Chapter: July 14-20, 2015



Federation of Saint Benedict

Sister Susan Hutchens, OSB
President, Federation of Saint Benedict

St. Mary Monastery
2200 88th Avenue West
Rock Island, IL 61201-7649

Tel: 309-283-2124
Fax: 309-283-2200