The Sisters of St. Benedict joyfully announce the election of our 9th Prioress,

Sr. Julie Sewell, OSB.

Cincinnati, Ohio native, Sr. Julie Sewell was elected the 9th Prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana.  The canonical election took place on Saturday, March 6th in the monastery chapel.  Sr. Jeanne Weber, OSB, presided over the election.  Sr. Julie humbly accepted the decision of the community and will officially become the next Prioress at her installation on June 5, 2021.  She will succeed Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, who has been Prioress for the last six years.

Sr. Julie is the daughter of Rosemary Sewell and the late Gary Sewell.  She graduated from Ursuline Academy in Ohio and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Philosophy from Edgecliff College of Xavier University.

Prior to entering the monastery in 2005, Sr. Julie worked in the healthcare industry for 12 years in the area of planning and marketing.  She is a certified Spiritual Director and will shepherd the community of 47 members for a term of six years.  

The staff at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center send prayers and congratulations to Sr. Julie Sewell and the entire community!  May God continue to bless and guide you all!

"So that in all things, God may be glorified."

 ~ Rule of St. Benedict

May we be guided by the wisdom of St. Benedict who said...

"All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ..."  Rule of St. Benedict 53:1

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The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Beech Grove, Indiana enhances lives through programs and rental facilities in a hospitable, peaceful environment.  

For peace of mind, body & spirit.

The Inn is open & we are excited to welcome you back!

Are you looking for a place for your next meeting, program or event?  The Benedict Inn is open again with room for your group!  Simple, immaculate, safe, and affordable - the Benedict Inn is the place to be for peace of mind, body & spirit.  For information on scheduling your next group event, contact Sr. Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick, OSB at 317-788-7581 or email:

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