In a religious community, a Jubilee is the celebration of the number of years the religious woman has faithfully dedicated her life to God and to the monastic community. At Mount Saint Benedict, the jubilee years begin with profession of monastic promises.
We had Two Golden (50 years) Jubilarians this year:
Seated: Sister Denise Schonhardt and Sister Eileen Beutel. Standing (Left to Right): Sister Shawn Carruth and Sister Kathleen McGeary
We had Three Diamond Jubilarians, all 70 years!
Seated: Sister Evelyn Strei and Sister Rosalia Fink; Standing (left to right): Sister Kathleen McGeary, Subprioress, Sister Adeline Karels, and Sister Shawn Carruth, Prioress
Jubilee celebrations for sisters celebrating more than 50 years are held in a private community celebration.