April 10, 2015

Sisters of St. Benedict elect new prioress

Sister Jennifer Mechtild Horner (Submitted photo)Following an extended period of prayer and discernment, the Sisters of St. Benedict have elected Sister Jennifer Mechtild Horner as the eighth prioress of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove.

Sister Jennifer Mechtild is a native of South Africa. She has most recently served as the vocation director for the monastic community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in theology.

Sister Jennifer Mechtild entered the monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, in 1989 and transferred to Our Lady of Grace in 2004. Her six-year term of office will begin with her installation in June.

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