Title

Discovering our Benedictine roots

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-30-2009

Abstract

While traveling in Europe, Katie Ebben, Marita Vievering, and Megan Sinner, three St. Ben's seniors, had the opportunity to explore the College of St. Benedict's roots by visiting the convent of St. Walburga in Eichstatt, Germany. This convent sent eight sisters to the United States to start new Benedictine communities, and they eventually founded the monastery and college in St. Joseph, MN. Through stories and shared conversation, these students learned of the convent's rich history and the strength that enabled this community to overcome great difficulties. The students' experience abroad gave them a richer understanding of their college by helping them discover the connections that will forever remain between the German sisters and the current residents of the Benedictine community. Our next Friday Forum (10/30) highlights the students’ adventures within Germany and into St. Ben’s past.

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