Faith Inspires: The Benedictine Sisters Of Erie

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This week's Faith Inspires highlights the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. Offering services to children, teens, families and the elderly, and to the physically challenged, the homeless and the hungry, the Sisters of Erie have their hands full and their hearts open. Especially of note is the Neighborhood Inner-City Art House, which provides classes in the arts -- visual, performance and literary -- to at-risk youth in a safe environment.

What motivates this ministry? According to their website:

Inspired by the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict we respond to the needs of God’s people. We steward the gifts, talents and skills that have been given to us and extend them through service. Community and non-community ministries alike provide the opportunity for meaningful work that is consistent with our monastic commitment to glorify God in all things.

HuffPost Religion applauds the good works of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. Now, we want to hear from you! Who's making a positive impact in your community? Let us know by sending an e-mail to or tweeting to @huffpostrelig with the hashtag #faithinspires.