Sister Linda Larkman, of Cleveland, OH, made final profession of monastic vows Saturday, May 12, at Vespers, an Evening Prayer of Praise, in the chapel of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh in Ross.
In making monastic vows, Sister Linda promised to live the life prescribed in the Rule of St. Benedict—a life devoted to prayer, community, and ministry to others.
Sister Benita DeMatteis, OSB, Prioress, received Sister Linda’s vows and presented her with the ring that marks her perpetual commitment as a vowed member of the community.
All women interested in joining a community of religious women spend several years in a formation program. During her formation time, Sister Linda studied the Rule of St. Benedict, the history and customs of the Sisters, and Benedictine Spirituality. She joined the Sisters in their daily common prayer and served as the site supervisor and activity director with the Easter Seals Adult Dayprogram.
For more information on the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh, visit their website: www.osbpgh.org or call Sister Evelyn Dettling, OSB at 412-931-2844.