Benedictine makes first profession

Sr.Geracitano-wBenedictine Sister Rachel Geracitano, a native of Louisville, made her first profession of monastic vows as a Sister of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Ind., July 26 at the sisters’ Monastery Immaculate Conception.

Sister Geracitano, who graduated from Bellarmine University in 2012 with a degree in theology, entered the novitiate a year ago. During that time, she has served as an activities assistant in the monastery’s Hildegard Health Center, volunteered at the Guadalupe Center in Huntingburg, Ind., and assisted in the monastery’s vocation office.

She also has studied at Saint Meinrad School of Theology and has been in formation classes at the monastery. This fall, Sister Geracitano will begin working toward a master’s degree in pastoral theology.

She is a graduate of the now-closed St. Polycarp School and was a member of St. Pius X Church while attending Bellarmine.

In addition to Sister Geracitano, Sister Jane Ann Breen also made her first profession of monastic vows last month. Sister Breen, who is from Indianapolis, is re-entering the Sisters of St. Benedict. She is a teacher and has served as a principal.

The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand currently have 156 members who serve in education, pastoral ministry, health care, retreat ministry, spirituality, social services, counseling and in missions in Indiana, Kentucky and Peru.

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