Benedictine Sr. Patricia Crowley is currently serving as a spiritual director for young African women of the Missionary Benedictines of Tutzing in Windhoek, Namibia.

She is a former prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago and past president of the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses, served a term on the LCWR board of directors, has worked in field of homelessness in the Chicago area for many years, and founded Bethany House of Hospitality for young immigrant women seeking asylum.

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Thirst for water and spiritual growth in Namibia

I have come to Namibia to offer spiritual direction to young Benedictine women in formation who, along with their other community members, seem to be thirsting in the biblical sense, with strong spiritual desire.