Sister Mary David Lecker

My religious vocation started when I began school. The Benedictine Sisters of St. Marys, Pennsylvania taught us well and guided us as we grew in our faith.  Along with four other candidates, I was accepted as a postulant in September 1954. As soon as I entered the monastery, I loved and cherished chanting the Divine Office and spending time before the Blessed Sacrament.  The Sisters were encouraging and friendly.

I have been involved in several rewarding ministries including teaching in the elementary grades, being the directress of religious education and an aide for independent living for senior citizens.  In addition, I was asked to provide pastoral care for these seniors as well as for the local hospital.

Suddenly my life changed.  For many reasons our monastery in St Marys needed to close and we were asked to transfer our vows to another Benedictine Community.  After much prayer and thought, I chose St. Benedict Monastery in Bakerstown, Pennsylvania.  I met with the Prioress Sister Benita.  This Community accepted and welcomed me. It is where God wants me to be and with deep gratitude I feel part of this loving and caring Community.


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