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Hawaiian Benedictines host Sister Dawn Annette

Hawaiian Benedictines host Sister Dawn Annette - (29-02-2016)

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PHOTO: Sister Dawn Annette Mills, OSB (far left), prioress general of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri, was recently hosted by a community of Hawaiian Benedictines for a retreat and canonical visit.

Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Prioress General Sister Dawn Annette Mills, OSB enjoyed giving a retreat in January with the beauty of Hawaii as a backdrop.

At the request of Most Reverend Larry Silva, bishop of Honolulu, she joined Father Daniel Petsche, prior of Conception Abbey, to conduct a canonical visit for Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit Monastery in Waialua, Hawaii. The integrated community is home to three men (including a postulant) and four women members.

She and Father Daniel were tasked with examining the small community’s life of prayer and its spiritual mission. While there, she was invited to give a short retreat on humility as it relates to Chapter 7 of the Rule of Benedict.

She also experienced much of what the islands had to offer with trips to Pearl Harbor and the Dole Plantation and sightseeing sea turtles, black beaches, waterfalls and a coffee plantation, and visited a close friend on the big island of Hawaii.

“The beauty in Hawaii was very peaceful and renewing,” Sister Dawn Annette said.