From May 17-27, 2022, novices and formation directors from Benedictine monasteries around the country gathered at the Sophia Spirituality Center for a series of presentations, discussions and activities, as part of the Novice and Director Institute (NADI) conference. The theme was “Listen with the ear of your heart.”
Sister Patricia Seipel worked on planning the event for months, and Sister Mary Colleen Schwarz of Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado facilitated some of the sessions. Many Sisters from Mount St. Scholastica participated in activities or gave presentations on various topics regarding Benedictine life: Sisters Cecilia Olson, Judith Sutera, Barbara Conroy, Marcia Ziska, Barbara Smith, Helga Leiga, Loretta McGuire, Patricia Gamgort, Mary Elizabeth Schweiger and Postulant Dorothy Herring. Others provided hospitality and shared their wisdom.