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Mission Cooperative Plan

The Mission Cooperative Program, spearheaded by Catholic Dioceses across the USA, offers AIM USA an opportunity to tell the stories of Benedictines and Cistercians in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

The dioceses assign AIM USA to parishes where speakers can tell the stories at Masses in parish churches. A request for donations is also made.

Telling the stories and giving voice to monastics living in developing countries offers to us in the US an awareness of mission lands and the impact of Benedictines in their local areas. Benedictines by their stability of presence and prayer and their response to the needs of their neighbors is a witness of welcome and care for the other.

2023 Speakers and Dioceses

Sister Philomena Fleck, OSB- St. Walburga Monastery, Elizabeth, NJ
Sister Donald Corcoran, OSB Cam-Transfiguration Monastery-Windsor, NY
Sister Catherine Martinez, OSB- St. Joseph Monastery- Tulsa, OK
Sister Marian Wehler, OSB- Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA
Sister Ann Hoffman, OSB- Mount Saint Benedict Monastery. Erie, PA
Sister Christine Kosin, OSB-Mount St. Benedict Monastery, Erie, PA
Father Aloysius Serasin, OSB- Saint Anselm Abbey, Manchester, NH
Father Victor Schinstock, OSB- Conception Abbey, Conception, MO
Father John Brahill, OSB -Marmion Abbey Aurora, IL
Father Joel Rippinger, OSB -Marmion Abbey, Aurora, IL
Father Vincent Bataille, OSB-Marmion Abbey, Aurora, IL

These Dioceses have been visited at least once since 2010
Altoona-Johnstown, PA
Arlington, VA
Baltimore, MD
Beaumont, TX
Buffalo, NY
Camden, NJ
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Corpus Christi, TX
Covington, KY
Denver, CO
Duluth, MN
El Paso, TX
Erie, PA
Fort Wayne/South Bend, IN
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City/St. Joseph, MO
La Crosse, WI
Lake Charles, LA
Little Rock, AR
Louisville, KY
Manchester, NH
Metuchen, NJ
Mobile, AL
New York, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Paterson, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Rochester, NY
Rockford, IL
Sacramento, CA
San Angelo, TX
San Antonio, TX
San Bernardino, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Sioux Falls, SD
Springfield, IL
St. Cloud, MN
St. Louis, MO
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
St. Petersburg, FL
Syracuse, NY
Trenton, NJ
Tulsa, OK
Wilmington, DE
Worcester, MA