“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose;

All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

~Helen Keller


Dear Friends,


     For the past several years we have held a Luminary Celebration in support of St. Paul Hermitage.  During the month of November, we lovingly remember those who have gone before us and are now resting in the arms of God.  We want to continue this tradition and invite you to join us.


     During this time of COVID-19, our lives have changed dramatically.  Unfortunately, the careful scrutiny of staying out of harm’s way has made it difficult for large group gatherings and concessions are in place to stay safe.  Things are no different here at Our Lady of Grace.  It has been very hard for us not to welcome guests at the Monastery.  We will continue with this practice until the time comes when it is safe for all of us to be together again.  


     Because of the restrictions brought on by the pandemic, we are not able to have active participation the night of our Luminary Celebration ~ but we will remember your loved ones in a very special way.


     Once again, we invite you to participate in the Luminary Celebration by making a donation in memory of your loved ones.  On Saturday, November 14th from 7-8 pm, the sisters will gather in our Chapel for a Holy Hour to pray for your loved ones.  The names of those remembered will be displayed via a media presentation.  The event will be live-streamed on Facebook (Sisters of St. Benedict – Our Lady of Grace Monastery) and will also appear on our website for you to view.  


     Please submit one name for a donation of $25 or for $100 you may memorialize up to ten people.  All proceeds from this celebration benefit the ministry of the sisters at St. Paul Hermitage.  Please use the enclosed envelope for your offering and return it to us no later than October 30th.  If you wish to donate online, please go to our website at www.benedictine.com and follow the link.


     Thank you for being part of our Luminary Celebration and for your support of our ministries, especially of our care of the aged at St. Paul Hermitage.  The sisters join me in promising our prayers for you and for your beloved deceased.  May God bless you.



Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB



1402 Southern Avenue

Beech Grove, Indiana. 46107



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