The Benedictines of Saint Lioba.
St Lioba's meeting with Bishop Boniface.
The federation of the Benedictines of St Lioba was founded in 1920 by Maria Benedikta Föhrenbach, as a congregation in Freiburgi Breisgau in Southern Germany.
The idea of establishing the order goes back to the years after the First World War, when she saw the need into which families had sunk because of the war. She chose St Lioba as the patron saint of the Order. The congregation was recognised by Canon Law in 1927. In 1935 the Order was called to Denmark and founded a convent in Copenhagen. The congregation was reorganised in 1969 as a federation with independent priorates. Today we have convents in Germany, India, Austria and Denmark
The founder of the Benedictines of St Lioba.
Mother Maria Benedikta Föhrenbach.
Monk within - apostle without.
"The essential in all Christian life is responsiveness to the will of the Father (Ausculta). St Benedict sees the convent as "a school in the service of the Lord", where one learns this responsiveness "under the guidance of the Gospel". Thus the individual grows ever deeper into the mystery of Jesus Christ praising the glory of God (Eph. chapter 1. verse 6, 12, 14) and opens ever more to the Holy Spirit of God's love. From this inner life grows readiness to meet fellow human beings, also in spiritual and in material need, and openness to all the apostolic tasks of the Church."
(The spiritual testament of Mother Maria Benedikta).