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Find support for your faith journey.

Sister Virginia Jung
Pastoral Counseling

Sister Virginia Jung, OSB provides pastoral counseling to families, couples, and individuals.  She works with people who seek guidance and healing in relationships or in personal difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or substance abuse. Sister Virginia is a licensed clinical professional counselor, providing counseling in English and Spanish languages on a sliding scale basis.


Contact Sister Virginia for more information or to set up an appointment at 773.764.2413 x262.


Sister Mary Melady
Spiritual Direction

Sister Mary Melady, OSB provides spiritual direction to individuals who seek to deepen their relationship with God and the world around them. Sister Mary also provides supervision for spiritual directors.


As the current Subprioress of the community, Sister Mary is unable to offer spiritual companionship to any new directees at this time but looks forward to this opportunity in the future. 


Contact Sister Mary for more information or to set up an appointment by email here.

Sister Virginia Jung
Spiritual Direction

Sister Patricia Crowley, OSB is available to offer spiritual guidance beginning in October of 2020.  With training at the Sienna Center in Racine Wisconsin, she has practiced spiritual direction for the past four years.  Recently she returned from Namibia where she worked with young African Benedictine women as a teacher and a spiritual director for nearly a year. 


Sister Patricia was formerly the prioress of the monastery, the president of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses, a theology teacher at St. Scholastica Academy, and a long-time administrator of not-for-profit organizations in Chicago. She holds a Masters degree in Catechetical Theology and has done retreat work in several venues and also with people who are homeless through the Ignatian Spirituality Program (ISP).  As a woman of prayer and a seeker herself, she looks forward to companioning others who are seekers on their life journeys.


If you are interested in participating in this opportunity for spiritual companioning, please call Sister Patricia at the monastery at 773.764.2413 x248 or on her cell phone (312) 909-9968.

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