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Date & Time Details: December 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Location: Zoom

Sr. Teresa Jackson

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L.I.V.E. – Benedictine Cohousing Companions Information

With Sr. Teresa Jackson, OSB

December 18, 2021

For over 1500 years Benedictine women and men have been leading lives of prayer, community, simplicity and service.  Does that appeal to you, but you aren’t called to be a sister?  Today, we are exploring how women can live Benedictine, community life without making vows.  At the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho we are creating a new way of living Benedictine life for single women of any Christian tradition.  The Benedictine Cohousing Companions (BCC) will be a group of women sharing life with the sisters while creating their own community.

Intrigued?  Want to know more? On Saturday, Dec. 18th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time there will be a ZOOM presentation with an opportunity for questions and discussion about the Benedictine Cohousing Companions.  The time will be about an hour with a brief presentation and time for questions and discussion.


St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. (Living In a Virtual Environment) offers online programs to further opportunities for prayer, learning, community, and spiritual growth from a Benedictine perspective. We look forward to bringing St. Gertrude’s to you, wherever you are.


Sr. Teresa Jackson, OSB
Sister Teresa made First Profession in 2000 and began working with the retreat ministry. As part of an outreach program, she traveled across Idaho, Washington, and Oregon facilitating retreats as well as organizing meaningful experiences for often overlooked groups – parish secretaries and women pastors, for example – at the Monastery. She began to co-coordinate the oblate community with Oblate Jeannette Kelley in 2006. In 2007-8, Sister Teresa earned her Certificate in Monastic Studies from St. John’s University in Minnesota. She believes Benedictine life is not just for sisters. In 2012 she began “Living as Monk in Everyday Life,” a cohort program at…
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