attend national gathering
Sisters Clarissa Goeckner, Barbara Glodowski, Teresa Jackson, and Jean Lalande, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID, were among sixty participants in the 22nd General Chapter of the Federation of St. Gertrude. The Chapter meeting was held June 30 – July 6th, 2005 at Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, South Dakota. At the meeting S. Jean Lalande was re-elected to a 3-year term on the Federation Council and also elected to serve as First Councilor.
The theme of the seven-day gathering of Benedictine Sisters from sixteen communities across the United States and Canada was “Monastic Life – Hastening on with Hope and Joy.” The meeting included keynote presentations by Sister Karen Joseph OSB, Clyde, MO and Fr. Godfrey Mullen OSB, St. Meinrad, IN.
Task Force reports and dialogue on various monastic topics, a President’s Report, setting Direction Statements for 2005-2008, and the election of the Federation President and Council were other items of business.
Museum receives grant
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude recently received a grant from U.S. Bancorp Foundation for $2,500 to be used for general operating support.
Bryan Hossner, Relationship Manager for Commercial Lending, presented the check to Sr. Clarissa Goeckner, Prioress, on July 13, 2005.
Lyle Wirtanen, Museum Director, plans to use the funds to purchase shelving to furnish the museum’s storage space at Spirit Center.