Sisters travel to Brazil in January

A photo travel journal

Several Atchison Benedictine sisters are traveling to Brazil in January 2016 for the final profession of Sister Ironide Nunes on Jan. 24 at our dependent monastery, Irmas Beneditinas in Mineiros.

January 20

Two events today. First, newly renovated spaces in the house in Brazil received a blessing. Then, sisters visited Sister Maria das Gracas Silva at her school, meeting her colleagues and her students.

January 17

Sisters celebrated the safe arrival of Sisters Elaine Gregory and Rita Killackey from Kansas with another feast.

January 11

The Brazilian sisters prepared a feast on January 10 to celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord. Sister Giselia Inacio Morais demonstrated how to grill various meats for a Brazilian dinner. Thanks for sharing the photos, Sisters Grace Malaney and Anne Shepard!

January 7

The first delegation to arrive included Sisters Anne Shepard, Grace Malaney and Susan Barber, who left Kansas on January 3. They brought with them artwork for the walls of the renovated monastery, including copies of icons written by Sister Paula Howard, one of Sister Eleanor Suther’s quilts, tapestries and an original John August Swanson print, the Madonna of the Harvest, as well as a reprint of his Festival of Lights.

This gallery will be updated as more photos and news arrives from Brazil, so check back often!