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Sister Agnes Reichlin
Monastery of St. Gertrude
Cottonwood, Idaho

"The resources available through Wisdom Connections are amazing and offer almost unlimited opportunities for learning and sharing in the learning process.  One of the richest benefits is bringing members of different communities, federations and localities together in conversation and sharing without traveling.  Even though the technology was a challenge for me, the experience was beneficial."

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Abbess Hilda Scott

Jamberoo Abbey

Jamberoo, Australia

"For us enclosed Benedictine nuns in Australia the Wisdom Connections Resources have been invaluable. They have not only put us into contact with the wider Benedictine world, but have provided us with quality monastic and formative material that would otherwise be unavailable to us. Wisdom Connections is now an integral part of our formation program and we are very grateful to whoever put this all together."

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Sister Louise Laroche

Monastery Immaculate Conception

Ferdinand, Indiana

"Wisdom Connections has been a blessing to me both personally and as a formator. It has connected me with other formators who have been so willing to share their expertise and experience with me. It has also provided me with top-notch presenters and topics on the Benedictine way of life that has enriched me and those in initial formation. Thank you to all who have given much time and energy to this project."

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Fr. John Moeska

Saint John’s Abbey

Collegeville, Minnesota

"I had a goal to digitally archive the best of our teachers in the formation program at St. John’s, and was delighted to discover that our Benedictine sisters were already doing the same thing through the Timeless Traditions, Technological Times.  St. John’s is happy to collaborate with Wisdom Connections by contributing to the digital library. But most of all, I am grateful for the opportunity to share the wisdom of other monastics as part of our initial and ongoing formation programming.  Wisdom Connections is a good investment!"


Sister Priscilla Cohen

Sacred Heart Monastery

Cullman, Alabama

"The excellent presentations available in Wisdom Connections are so enriching for all levels of formation. Our community will be viewing and reflecting on a presentation by Sister Genevieve Glenn for one of our Lenten Reflection Days. As Oblate Director for our community, I am so grateful that there is now a video library available for Oblate viewing. Thanks to Sister Michelle and all those who have made this program possible. What a blessed gift!"

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Sister Anne Louise Frederick

Our Lady of Grace Monastery

Beech Grove, Indiana

"Wisdom Connections offers both the resources to aid education in formation and opportunities for new members to connect through on-line discussions. I witnessed the connections made through the program when novices from across the country greeted each other enthusiastically as they met for the first time in person at an annual Novice and Director’s Institute. These relationships among new members are be a big support especially to smaller monasteries and it laid a good foundation for the time shared at the Institute. I am grateful to the GHR Foundation for making these experiences possible for Benedictine communities."


Sister Eileen Brick

Mother of God Monastery

Watertown, South Dakota

"It was extremely helpful for me to have Sr. Michelle come to my monastery and work specifically with me and getting us set up with the program. As a new Zoom user, I was not sure I would be able to use that technology. Sr. Michelle was very patient as she explained the program and prepared the technology with me. Most of the home community attended the presentation Sr. Michelle gave about Wisdom Connections and really appreciated learning about it. Now when I speak about it in conversation with the sisters they seem very interested and supportive. I am facilitating a group of postulants & novices and am part of a stable group of formators. I have used some of the videos in classes with our temporary professed sister. I have also previewed a number of the videos and do believe they can be helpful with both initial and ongoing formation."


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