Again for 2021, the congregation was a sponsor of the 14th Annual St. Ben’s Walk for the Hungry, and the OSF Team of 36 participated in the event on the convent grounds on June 8. Walkers made one to six laps around the building, with three laps equal to one mile. Brother Robert Wotypka, OFM Cap., St. Ben’s ministry director, came to the convent to join the OSF Team.
The day before the OSF Walk, Brother Robert Wotypka was the special guest at a JPIC event, and he talked about his ministry and his faith. The following Monday, in lieu of the usual live-streamed presentation, JPIC gathered resident sisters in the Elizabeth Hall community room for a kindness meditation at which they reflected, prayed and prepared 40 “snack packs” for guests at St. Ben’s community meal. They were delivered to the House of Peace in time for food pantry distributions that day.