Ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie

Benetwood Apartments
Monastic hospitality is offered to low income, elderly, and handicapped persons at Benetwood Apartments. Located on property adjacent to the monastery, the low-rise, 75 apartment building is a government subsidized non-profit facility administered by the community.

Manager: Wendy Wallace
641 Troupe Road, Erie, PA 16511
Phone: 814-899-0088

Monasteries of the Heart
Monasteries of the Heart is a new form of Benedictine life for our time. It is a monastery “without walls” — it unites individuals and groups by Benedictine values not necessarily geographic location and provides individual seekers a monastic website for spiritual sustenance and personal growth.

355 East Ninth St. Erie, PA 16503
[email protected]
Phone: 814-459-5994
Web Page: Monasteries of the Heart

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House
The Art House provide classes in the visual, performing and literary arts to at-risk children in Erie in a safe, nourishing and caring environment.

Director: Kelly Stolar, CFRE
201 E. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16503
Phone: 814-455-5508
Web Page: Inner-City Neighborhood Art House

Emmaus Ministries
The Emmaus Soup Kitchen provides food, presence and dignity to the poor of Erie through a soup kitchen that serves 1,500 meals a week; an after school Kids Cafe program that offers a home-cooked meal and recreation opportunities to 70 children a day; a food pantry that distributes 30,000 food bags per year and a women’s advocacy program.

Director: Sister Mary Miller
345 East Ninth Street, Erie, PA, 16503
Phone: 814-459-8349
Web Page: Emmaus Ministries

St. Benedict Education Center
Located in our former high school, Saint Benedict Academy in downtown Erie, SBEC offers intensive case management, academic remediation, job readiness preparation, job development and job placement assistance for 1,000 people each year.

Director: Nancy Sabol, MA, Oblate
330 E. 10th Street Erie, PA 16503
Phone: 814-452-4072
Web Page: St. Benedict Education Center

St. Benedict Community Center
In June 1999 the Benedictine Sisters purchased the former St. Mary’s Auditorium from the Erie Catholic Diocese. The building was re-dedicated as St. Benedict Community Center August 2000. The mission of St. Benedict Community Center is to provide a recreational facility inclusive of peoples of all races and challenges.

Director: Sister Dianne Sabol
320 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16503
Phone: 814-459-2406

St. Benedict Child Development Center
Saint Benedict’s Child Development Center was Erie’s first accredited early child care facility. A staff of 40 full and part-time teachers manages daycare, head start for migrant children, and infant care programs.

Director: Carrisa Kepple
345 East Ninth Street, Erie, PA 16503
Phone: 814-454-4514

Benetvision Publications
Benetvision is a publishing ministry that encourages the development of contemporary spirituality from a feminist and global perspective through the works of Erie Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister.

Administrator: Sister Anne McCarthy, OSB
[email protected]
Phone: 814-459-5994
Web Page: Joan Chittister/Benetvision Publications