Sister Agnietė Ivaškevičiūtė, O.S.B.

Sister Agnietė Ivaškevičiūtė, O.S.B. July 6

I am Sr. Agnietė Ivaškevičiūtė, from the Monastery Benedictine Sisters of Kaunas, Lithuania. Born in 1977, I attained the Licentiate in Pastoral Theology at the University of Vytautas Magnus in Kaunas and in 2005 I joined the community of Benedictine Sisters. In July 2010 I made my final profession. For the last four years I was involved in the pastoral care of adults who come to our church. This is my second year of monastic studies at Sant’ Anselmo Pontifical University and after finishing the studies I will be involved in the formation within the community.

When the Independence of Lithuania was re-established in 1990, our Sisters had to strive hard to revive community life and were made to search for their monastic identity anew. Due to long years of Soviet isolation, our Sisters were not able to acquire appropriate and consistent Benedictine formation. At the moment there are 36 finally professed sisters and half of them are at the age of 23-45. This year we have three novices of the same age group. In the meantime, the greatest need is the formation of the formators. Since there is no institution in Lithuania providing such kind of education, monastic studies at Sant’ Anselmo is a great possibility to obtain the knowledge needed.

Your financial contribution is a great help to me and to the whole community. We thank you wholeheartedly for your generosity and keep you in our daily prayers. May the Lord bless you all and your ministry.


Sister Agnietė Ivaškevičiūtė, O.S.B.

November 15, 2010