We the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle, Illinois, proclaim HOSPITALITY to be our CORPORATE COMMITMENT. This mandate, found in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Gospels and reiterated by Benedict to be the cornerstone for our interaction with one another (RB 72) and our reception of guests (RB 53) is our particular CORPORATE RESPONSE to the needs of this 21st century.
We know that strangers, coming together as friends, can nourish one another in the prayerful atmosphere of Cenobitic community, can share resources, can host and reverence the other as SACRED. In the act of “OPENING OUR DOOR
” to the other, we in fact, open our hearts - emptying ourselves. This will be our GIFT to those “who knock”. With open hands, we receive the GIFT they are to us.