Sisters from Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., founded the College of Saint Benedict in 1913. Although both institutions are separately incorporated today, our relationship with the college holds strong. One way we remain connected with College of Saint Benedict students (also called Bennies) is through our Benedictine Friends program. This program pairs a Bennie with a monastic sister, and over time, they get to know each other through one-on-one meetings, emails, phone calls, meals, prayers, and various campus activities (COVID dependent).
This year for Catholic Sisters Week, we have asked our senior Bennies to share a few words about what their relationship with their Benedictine Friends has meant to them and how it has enhanced their campus experience. We will share these reflections on our website and social media pages throughout the week. We will also highlight them in our spring issue of Benedictine Sisters and Friends magazine, so sign up for our mailing list if you are interested.