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Video: Benedictine sisters care for creation

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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

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015