Thursday, March 20, 2008

In The News

While we have been deep in preparation and practices for the liturgical events of the upcoming four days, two of our sisters have been featured in our local newspaper, the Erie Times News. Each article emphasizes an important area of our life: our commitment to peace and justice and the importance of our community and prayer life.

Tomorrow is our annual Good Friday Peace Pilgrimage when we walk seven miles from St. Peter's Cathedral in downtown Erie out to the Mount, stopping at eight "stations" along the way. Sr. Marlene Bertke was the spokesperson in an article about this year's walk. You can read it at this link: Good Friday Pilgrimage.

This week the paper is doing a series on Women of the Greatest Generation. They featured our former prioress, Sr. Mary Margaret Kraus, on Wednesday. Along with the print article comes an 11-minute audio clip of the actual interview. It takes a couple minutes to download, but is well worth it and delightful to hear Sister Mary Margaret reflect on Benedictine life since she entered the community in 1939. Here's the link to the article where you'll also find a connection to the audio clip: Sr. Mary Margaret.