New leadership

May 2017 Posted in Community

Sister Joella Kidwell and Sister Jane Hibbard.Sister Jane Hibbard was installed as the Pastoral Administrator of Queen of Angels Monastery, in Mount Angel, on March 31. Sister Joella Kidwell, President of the Federation of St. Gertrude, presided at the blessing and installation. The Federation of St. Gertrude is a congregation of 12 monasteries across the United States and Canada. Queen of Angels Monastery has been a member of the federation since 1952.

Sister Jane is a Sister of the Holy Names, with years of administration in elementary schools and religious community leadership. Her appointment is continuing the reorganization of the Benedictine Sisters’ monastery, to meet the current and future needs of the Sisters. Sister Jane will particularly assist the community in the areas of the sisters’ health care and daily living needs.

“I am looking forward to ministering to the Benedictine Sisters as they move into their future. It is a grace-filled time in their long history of living Benedictine life,” Sister Jane said.

Mother Bernardine Wachter and her companions, came from Switzerland and founded the community of Queen of Angels in 1882. Over these 134 years, the Benedictine Sisters have ministered in education, health care and parish work.  Currently, they sponsor the ministries of St. Joseph Shelter/Mission Benedict, in Mount Angel.

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