A Community of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Simply Benedictine - Wake Up The World - 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Wake Up The World!

A Benedictine Call to "Wake up the World!" It is the Year of Consecrated Life as declared by Pope Francis. Celebrate with the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery World Day for Consecrated life February 2, 2015.

The Opening Event for YCL is November 30, 2014.

The Year of Consecrated Life goes on to November 2, 2016.

Celebrate with us February 2, 2015! Call 479-783-4147 for more information.

Our Education Mission Continues... Now in Guatemala (More)

  • $500 = 1 scholarship for an ENTIRE YEAR!
  • Think and pray about going to Esquipulas as a volunteer someday. Sisters Rosalie, Kimberly, Alice and Dolores Vincent; youth minister Jennifer Verkamp; and oblates Kathy Jarvis, Maryanne Meyerriecks and Mary Adams have already visited and volunteered.

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Weekly Reflections
January 25, 2015

In Darkness

Sister Katharine Wewer , OSB

We come before You
With our burden of guilt and shame
If only we would be aware
Of the grace, strength and healing
We receive
when we ask forgiveness.

We are so slow to accept your love
It takes a long time of you drawing us to You
Before we are ready to return that love
You patiently wait for us
To come close
Where we may be touched by your gentleness.

Fall, 1982

Sr. Miriam's Vocation Story

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Sr. Katharine Wewer Passes

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Alumnator Fall 2014 Available

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Vocation Discernment Resources

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Come & See Live In Experience
October 17-19, 2014

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A Year of Blossoming
Sr. Macrina's 2015 Calendar

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Sr. Ethel Marie Sonnier Vocation Story

View her Vocation Story here!

Sr. Christine Eckart enters Eternal Life

Sr. Christine Eckart's Obituary

Vocation Center Events

Date Event
February 6-8, 2015 Come & See Weekend
March 20-22, 2015 Come & See Weekend
May 15-17, 2015 Come & See Weekend
September 4-6, 2015 Come & See Weekend
November 6-8, 2015 Come & See Weekend
July 3-5, 2015 Come & See Weekend
August 5-9, 2015 Simply Benedictine Summer Discernment Retreat
Available Anytime Vocation Parish Visits
Available Anytime Vocation School Visits
Available Anytime Monastery Tours
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Upcoming Retreat:
Come Back to Me with all your Heart

Begins February 26, 2015
Presented by Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB

The season of Lent is an enriching opportunity for us to tend the seed once sown in the ground of our being. It’s a good season for a heart check-up – a time of offering the heart. You do not need a perfect offering for this retreat. A broken, pierced heart will be sufficient. Are you aware of the daily movements of grace in your life? Are you open to new opportunities for spiritual growth? This mini-retreat can assist you in returning to your heart. Cost: $50.00. A $20.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lunch is included in the price.

Simply Benedictine Summer Discernment Retreat

August 5 - 9, 2015

Catholic women between the ages of 18 - 45, get away from it all for a few days and enjoy solitude, silence, and quiet reflection. Experience Monastic life while meeting and sharing with others thinking about their call.

Simply Benedictine - Summer Discernment
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