The Benedictine sisters of Virginia in Bristow live a life of
prayer in community while seeking God in His creation. The
Catholic Herald sat down with the sisters to talk about their
community and spirituality. Like other Benedictine monastic
communities the 32 sisters follow the rule of Saint Benedict
and pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily.
What makes American Benedictines unique is that unlike the
European Benedictines, the sisters are not cloistered and
pray three times a day versus seven, a change that was
granted by Rome when the first sisters came to the new world
to teach German immigrants.
The Benedictine sisters operate a number of different
ministries on their grounds including Linton Hall School,
Beacon Adult Literacy and transitional housing for homeless
mothers. The community also has a guest house along with many
gardens and walking trails for those who wish to visit the
monastery on retreat.
For more information on the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia,
visit there website by clicking HERE