Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Brief History of Our Lady of Grace Monastery Part Three

The timing was perfect for the sisters as the Archdiocese of Indianapolis wanted someone to establish a retirement home for lay people. Archbishop Paul D. Schulte approached the sisters and asked them to take on this task.  The Archdiocese gave the sisters a 32 acre tract of land in the Beech Grove area where they would soon build a new monastery, a secondary school for girls and the retirement home.  It was decided by the Ferdinand community to send 113 of their sisters to begin this new foundation in Beech Grove.

The Sisters of Our Lady of Grace Monastery have been an active and viable presence in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the community since arriving in 1955.  We are involved in various ministries as teachers, principals, librarians, mental health care workers, nurses, Directors of Religious Education and Parish Administrators as well as retreat ministry.
Many have answered the call to serve God in an extraordinary way as a woman religious.  I invite you to listen to God to see where you may be called.

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