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The Benedictine Sisters are joining with over 100 communities and congregations of Religious Women across the United States in a collaborative Day of Prayer on Election Day, November 3, 2020.


We Newark Benedictines are having a Holy Hour with Eucharistic Adoration and special prayers at 4:00 PM. We invite and encourage each of you to set aside a time and space, convenient for you, for you to offer your own private prayers for a just, fair, peaceful and safe election.


God of all, in this year of election, in these days of discernment,

IGNITE us with the fire of your love.

ENFLAME our hearts with courage to embrace dialogue that transforms and truth that frees.

KINDLE our love with kindness to heal divisions and reconcile relationships.

LIGHT our imaginations with insight to envision and create a world where all are one.

STIR our actions with justice and peace to engage critical concerns and cherish all of life.

FIRE our lives with audacity and hope to risk all for God’s mission.

(Prayer: courtesy of The School Sisters of Notre Dame)

Prayers for Peace

US Election Day 

Nov. 3, 2020




A Farewell to St. Gertrude Monastery

Ridgely, MD

August 25, 2018

Today, we welcomed friends and family, oblates, employees, sisters from nearby communities and the President of our Federation of St. Scholastica, Sr. Lynn Marie McKenzie, for a farewell mass and celebration of memories here at St. Gertrude Monastery in Ridgely.


A bittersweet goodbye ceremony, but with open hearts,  we are lookng forward to the next chapter of our lives!

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One of the first videos published is from our Feast of St. Benedict celebration and Exodus service as we prepare to say goodbye to Ridgely and refound the monastery in Newark, DE.





We were honored to be June's Featured Community

on the

Federation of Saint Scholastica website!

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July 2018



A Lenten Reflection

3 OSB Connections Blog, 3/28/2018


Fast from Frenzy, Feast on Silence

Tending Life's Rhythm

by Sister Kathleen McNany, OSB

Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore, MD

Emmanuel Monastery, Lutherville


November 1, 2017

The Benedictine Sisters, families and friends gathered for a groundbreaking  ceremony for their new monastery on the grounds of Holy Family Church in Newark.  Construction is expected to be completed later in 2018.

NCSW is an annual celebration that took place from March 8–14, 2017.


Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. It’s our chance to recognize all they have done for us. It’s also our hope that as more young women learn about women religious, more will choose to follow their example.


For more information visit the website

Scenes from In and Around Benedictine Lane

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