It was on the banks of a river in Germany on a glorious autumn day that Sister Jane Heschmeyer, OSB felt a call to religious life. A college graduate who was backpacking her way through Europe, she had not thought much about monastic life until that very moment.
“I experienced something that day. There were no words but a strong interior sense that God wanted me to consider religious life,” she said. “It all just came as softly and naturally as an autumn breeze.”
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We Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are a monastic community called to a ministry of prayer, with a tradition of unceasing adoration of Christ in the Eucharist. As Benedictines we live under a Rule and a prioress. Each of our monasteries with its distinct spirit and circumstances unites the monastic charism with an orientation to the Eucharist in the service of the Church. Read more