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The Sisters of St. Benedict announced a Sister will soon be making their Perpetual Monastic Profession.

Sister Roxanne Cassandra Higgins of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand will make her Perpetual Monastic Profession on Saturday, September 2nd, at 1 PM EDT. This commitment will take place during a Eucharistic celebration at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, followed by a public reception. 

Sister Roxanne is from Kingston, Jamaica, and earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Chemistry. She currently serves in the Monastery Bakery, in Catechetical Ministry, in Religious Education, and as Head Sacristan. 

The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand make up one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States with over 100 members. 

The Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers. Since then, more than 1,000 women have entered this community. Their ministries extend both beyond education and beyond Ferdinand, with members of their community serving as teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, youth ministers, chaplains, librarians, and more.

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