SISTERS OF ANNUNCIATION MONASTERY ANNOUNCE THE RE-ELECTION OF PRIORESS SISTER NANCY MILLER
Pictured from left to right: Sister Cecilia Dwyer, OSB Prioress at St. Benedict Monastery, Bristow, VA; Sister Jeanne Ranek, OSB Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD; Sister Nancy Miller, re-elected prioress at Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, ND; and Sister Susan Hutchens, OSB President of the Federation of St. Benedict.
Following a weekend of prayer and discernment, the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, have re-elected prioress, Sister Nancy Miller, OSB. Sister Nancy was initially installed as prioress on May 16, 2008.
"It is with a grateful heart that I continue in my ministry as prioress of Annunciation Monastery," says Sister Nancy Miller. "These past four years have filled me with a sense of being richly blessed with learning and growth as a monastic. I have an ever-deepening appreciation of my sisters in monastic community. I am inspired every day by their faith, love and support, and commitment to the mission of Jesus."
Born and raised in Harvey, ND, to Joyce and Paul Miller, Sister Nancy is the fifth of eight children. She first became acquainted with the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery while attending the University of Mary where she received her undergraduate degree in business administration and a master's degree in management.
As prioress, Sister Nancy also provides leadership on the corporate Boards of the Sisters' sponsored institutions: St. Alexius Medical Center, the University of Mary and Garrison Memorial Hospital. She serves as president of the board at St. Alexius Medical Center and the University of Mary. "Together we work to ensure that Catholic, Christian and Benedictine values are lived out each day as we serve in health care and higher education."
Sisters Cecilia and Jeanne (pictured above) facilitated the discernment process preceding the canonical election, and Sister Susan (also pictured above) presided at the Chapter of election.