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Overview of the Program

The Wisdom Connections Timeless Tradition Technological Times program was established November 30, 2014 through a generous grant from the GHR FOUNDATION. The program was created for women’s Benedictine communities with women in initial formation. It quickly became affectionately known as simply T4 or the T4 program. At its inception, the mission of the T4 program was to create a program of formation and education for newer members and to develop an ongoing method of communication among the newer members and their Formation Directors through the use of technology. As of December 1, 2017, the grant funding has ended and the scope of the program has moved to include all Benedictine communities across the world. This T4 program is now membership-fee-based and also allows for use in ongoing formation as well as initial formation for community members.

American Benedictine Formation Confrence

The T4 Program is under the American Benedictine Formatoin Confrence (ABFC). ​The American Benedictine Formation Conference (ABFC) has its roots in the American Federation of Saint Scholastica who formed a Federation Formation Conference in 1982. At the 1989 Federation meeting the decision was made to expand the conference to include all American Benedictine women. This proposal was approved by the 1989 Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses, giving birth to the American Benedictine Formation Conference. They offer programs for novices and sisters in temporary vows as well as an anual symposium for vocation and formation personnel. 

Membership in the T4 Program

Membership in the T4 program is available for women's and men's Benedictine communities. Because all of the content is in English, at this point it is necessary that the members be English-speaking or have someone in their community who speaks English. It is the responsibility of the members to have the equipment and internet capacity to participate in the program   (see below for more info). Membership in the T4 program includes abiding by the T4 Rules & Regulations (see membership form below for details). The current membership fee is $500 and is due every December 1st. Everyone's membership runs from December 1 to November 30 of any given year.

Membership Form

 

NOTE:  If you are not inside the United States of America and need to wire your membership fee directly, please email Sister Michelle at t4srmichelle@gmail.com for instructions. You may also send a US Dollar Bank Draft.

T4 Year 5 Map of Members

 

 

 

 

 

This is a map of the current T4 members as of February 2019

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

ENTER T4 Members' Site

Entering the T4 Members' Site requires a user name and password which is given to you when you join the T4 program by paying the membership fee. If you are an active member and are having trouble getting into the Members' Site, please let Sister Michelle know.

Email for more info

Tech Specs & Equipment Needs