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Interviews from Sisters and supporters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude's in Cottonwood, Idaho.

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Interviews from Sisters and supporters at the Monastery of St. Gertrude's in Cottonwood, Idaho.

    Father Meinrad: Joining a Divorce Ministry

    Father Meinrad: Joining a Divorce Ministry

    In this episode, we are rejoining Father Meinrad, the chaplain for the Sisters.

    Not that long ago, divorce was considered a faux-pas and divorce ministry was virtually unheard of, with minimal support or training resources. Father Meinrad talks about his humbling experience of joining a divorce ministry, where he learned listening was more important than having the “right answer”, and how the principle of “death and resurrection” can be witnessed in those moving through the grieving process.

    • 15 min
    Sister Margie Schmidt: Pastoral Care in the Hospital

    Sister Margie Schmidt: Pastoral Care in the Hospital

    Pastoral care in the hospital setting is one of the most significant ways Christians can continue the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ. As the hospital chaplain, Sister Margie Schmidt provides support to patients, family, and staff members during times of overwhelming fear, anger, and grief.

    In this episode, you’ll hear about the importance of staying present to people’s suffering and how to provide support in some of the most difficult and personal times of people’s lives.

    • 13 min
    Sister Mary: Her Journey to Joining the Monastery

    Sister Mary: Her Journey to Joining the Monastery

    In this episode, we rejoin Sister Mary Forman, the Prioress of the Monastery.

    This week, we get a glimpse of Sister Mary’s early years and her journey to joining the Monastery. She details how growing up in an inter-faith household and a career in pharmacy all led her to where she is now. Sister Mary’s story shows a different side. Make sure to listen all the way to the end, so you can hear just how the hand of God has guided her since birth.

    • 15 min
    Sister Teresa: The Co-Housing Project

    Sister Teresa: The Co-Housing Project

    In this episode, we rejoin Sister Teresa Jackson and chat about her role as the Coordinator of the Co-Housing Project, a visionary new community at the Monastery that plans to open in the summer of 2021. This project will provide a space for single women who want to be part of a Benedictine community but are not necessarily called to a vowed life. Sister Teresa gives us insight as to what this new community will look like and how it is designed to meet the current needs of the community-at-large.

    • 16 min
    Sister Carol Ann: The history of the Church and social justice.

    Sister Carol Ann: The history of the Church and social justice.

    In this episode, we rejoin Sister Carol Ann, whom we previously met on the seventh episode of this podcast.

    This week, we have a compelling discussion about the history of the Church and social justice. She walks us through the role of the Church, and more specifically, the sisters, during the Civil Rights movement and their political activism. She also shares with us her personal view on non-believers, which many non-believers may be pleasantly surprised to hear.

    • 13 min
    Sister Barbara Jean: The relationship between the monastery and their lands.

    Sister Barbara Jean: The relationship between the monastery and their lands.

    This week, I join Sister Barbara Jean, who has had a remarkable life dedicated to serving many communities.
    In this clip, Sister Barbara Jean tells us about the relationship between the monastery and their lands. Despite what many would see as a tempting asset to sell for financial gain, the dedicated stewardship of the sisters to the land ensures that the land will be valued, cared for, and thrive so that future generations will be able to benefit.

    • 11 min

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