Benedictine Nuns Thriving in Texas

11 Nov

Not that the South has a monopoly on reverence and desire to serve Our Lord, but one can’t help to notice that, 1) this group of devout daughters of Christ set their place in the world in Texas and 2) Their work is so well received by the people in the region and they are flourishing. 

Again, not to be boastful or have false self pride, but these women are a far cry from the constant media portrayal from the New York and Hollywood media outlets.

“Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Sisters established the monastery on a hilltop on 115 virgin acres donated by Texaco Oil. The one mile approach road is lined with marble statues that welcome visitors in the name of St. Benedict and The Good Shepherd.

Its ranch setting is dotted with wild olive trees. Seven miles from the Rio Grande City, it has been called a refuge and oasis of peace by its visitors. Indeed, Sister Boushey asserts that “saints and mystics are being formed [t]here.”

The Sisters have expanded their ministry exponentially in just a few years

In this time of great need for building a culture of life, the Sisters of the Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd educate outlying parishes, retreat goers and conference attendees on the scientific innovations, wonder, reliability, and benefits of Natural Family Planning and inspire them to embrace the richness of the Church’s teachings on sexuality and married love. The Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of the Good Shepherd respect, pray and work for the dignity of human life from natural conception to natural death.”

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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in Catholic, Family, Texas, Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Benedictine Nuns Thriving in Texas

  1. Harold Crews

    November 11, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    A small community of Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration have this year moved to the Charlotte diocese in North Carolina from Ohio. They are currently looking for land to build a monastery. This is the same order as those in Alabama founded by Mother Angelica.

  2. inhisname01

    November 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    True hope, does spring eternal as vocations are staging a comeback, especially in the more traditional and orthodox Faithful Orders of Religious men and women. Let us all pray our beloved Southland will continue to be a land open to humble and reverent service to the Eternal Father.


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