|Mother Miriam in back, with Mother Prisca & Mother Prioress Therese|
Mother Miriam Benedict, one of the foundresses of Our Lady of the Rock died Friday in
. She had been the postulant mistress (newcomers
into a monastery) at our Abbey in Italy .
She had a fun-loving spirit yet was known for her love of the Office. Connecticut
She came to Shaw in 1977 for the new foundation with Mother Therese and Mother Prisca. Mother’s great loves were her sheep and cooking, as well as meeting the many guests who came. After 30 years she is still remembered to old timers on Shaw. As Mother left, I came west to take over the sheep and cooking and guests.
|Monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno|
This morning at Mass, our Subprioress, Mother Noella, offered this prayer:
For the repose of the soul of Mother Miriam Benedict for whom this Mass is offered. As her journey throughout monastic life began at Regina Laudis when she was 17, led her to the Northwest as co-foundress of Our Lady of the Rock, to San Vincenzo al Volturno in Italy and finally to the Abbey of Santa Scholastica in Montecassino - that from her new place in the Communion of Saints she may intercede for Mother Prioress Therese and Our Lady of the Rock for the future of monastic life here, and in the words of Saint John Paul II whom she so loved: “Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence.” Let us pray to the Lord
|St. Agatha's Chapel at Monte Cassino where Mother is laid to rest|