Theirs is a legacy of community and compassion still being practiced in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
It is a growing vocation of pioneering nuns, led by the Holy Spirit, with a desire to help the poor, educate children, and be good stewards of hundreds of acres of natural land.
The Benedictine community of Richmond, Virginia was a “daughter house” of the original group of Benedictine sisters who came from Germany and settled in St. Prior to this settlement, there were no Benedictine women in the US.
Arriving in Richmond in 1868, the sisters encountered the post-Civil War south.
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“One hundred and fifty is a special number because monastics pray all 150 psalms and it’s a beautiful tie-in to our life,” she explains.